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The adolescent brain.
Adolescence is a developmental period characterized by suboptimal decisions and actions that give rise to an increased incidence of unintentional injuries and violence, alcohol and drug abuse,Expand
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Adolescent Development of the Reward System
  • A. Galván
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Front. Hum. Neurosci.
  • 3 September 2009
Adolescence is a developmental period characterized by increased reward-seeking behavior. Investigators have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in conjunction with reward paradigms toExpand
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An Upside to Reward Sensitivity: The Hippocampus Supports Enhanced Reinforcement Learning in Adolescence
Adolescents are notorious for engaging in reward-seeking behaviors, a tendency attributed to heightened activity in the brain's reward systems during adolescence. It has been suggested that rewardExpand
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Neural sensitivity to eudaimonic and hedonic rewards differentially predict adolescent depressive symptoms over time
Significance Although optimal well-being may be achieved through eudaimonic activities (meaning and purpose), individuals tend to orient toward hedonic activities (pleasure seeking), potentiallyExpand
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Neural plasticity of development and learning
  • A. Galván
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Human brain mapping
  • 1 June 2010
Development and learning are powerful agents of change across the lifespan that induce robust structural and functional plasticity in neural systems. An unresolved question in developmental cognitiveExpand
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The effects of poor quality sleep on brain function and risk taking in adolescence
Insufficient sleep and poor quality sleep are pervasive during adolescence and relate to impairments in cognitive control and increased risk taking. However, the neurobiology underlying theExpand
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Beyond simple models of adolescence to an integrated circuit-based account: A commentary
A hallmark of behavioral development is the increasing ability o suppress inappropriate, competing thoughts, desires, emotions nd actions in favor of appropriate ones (i.e., self-control). OneExpand
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Neural mechanisms of social influence in adolescence.
During the transformative period of adolescence, social influence plays a prominent role in shaping young people's emerging social identities, and can impact their propensity to engage in prosocialExpand
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Perceived Norms and Social Values to Capture School Culture in Elementary and Middle School.
Abstract The current study was designed to gain insights into shifting school culture by examining perceived peer group norms and social values across elementary and middle school grades. PerceivedExpand
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Neural mechanisms of impulse control in sexually risky adolescents
The consequences of risky sexual behavior are of public concern. Adolescents contribute disproportionately to negative consequences of risky sexual behavior. However, no research has examined theExpand
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