teen behavior

Temple psychologist’s research on teen brain in ‘New Yorker’
Type: News Story
Temple psychologist Laurence Steinberg, one of the world’s foremost experts on adolescence, is prominently featured in an article in the Aug. 31, 2015, issue of 'The New Yorker' that addresses teen behavior.
August 27, 2015
Temple psychologist redefines adolescence as an 'Age of Opportunity'
Type: News Story
In his new book, 'Age of Opportunity,' Psychology Professor Laurence Steinberg challenges the stereotypes regarding adolescence. Drawing on the latest scientific findings on brain development, Steinberg calls adolescence an opportunity to help young people be happier, healthier and more successful.
September 18, 2014
'Peer contagion' influences criminal recidivism among youth, study finds
Type: News Story
Research by Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies Jeremy Mennis and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Philip Harris found that neighborhood influence not only increases the likelihood that juveniles who have committed crimes will re-offend, it can also cause teenage boys to "specialize" in certain types of crime.
February 17, 2012
Study finds presence of peers heightens teen sensitivity to rewards of a risk
Type: News Story
It is well known that teenagers take risks — and that when they do, they like to have company. Teens are five times more likely to be in a car accident when in a group than when driving alone, and they are more likely to commit a crime in a group.
April 4, 2011