The adolescent brain and age-related behavioral manifestations

  title={The adolescent brain and age-related behavioral manifestations},
  author={L. Spear},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  • L. Spear
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • To successfully negotiate the developmental transition between youth and adulthood, adolescents must maneuver this often stressful period while acquiring skills necessary for independence. Certain behavioral features, including age-related increases in social behavior and risk-taking/novelty-seeking, are common among adolescents of diverse mammalian species and may aid in this process. Reduced positive incentive values from stimuli may lead adolescents to pursue new appetitive reinforcers… CONTINUE READING
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