The evolutionary basis of risky adolescent behavior: implications for science, policy, and practice.

@article{Ellis2012TheEB,
  title={The evolutionary basis of risky adolescent behavior: implications for science, policy, and practice.},
  author={B. Ellis and M. Del Giudice and T. Dishion and A. Figueredo and P. Gray and Vladas Griskevicius and P. Hawley and W. J. Jacobs and J. James and A. Volk and D. Wilson},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={
          598-623
        }
}
This article proposes an evolutionary model of risky behavior in adolescence and contrasts it with the prevailing developmental psychopathology model. The evolutionary model contends that understanding the evolutionary functions of adolescence is critical to explaining why adolescents engage in risky behavior and that successful intervention depends on working with, instead of against, adolescent goals and motivations. The current article articulates 5 key evolutionary insights into risky… Expand
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