Teens

The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution

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Jay N. Giedd, M.D., “The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution,” in Journal of Adolescent Health (Vol. 51, Issue 2), Aug. 2012, 101–105.

Students and Technology, Constant Companions

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Joshua Brustein, Matt Richtel, and Erik Olsen, “Students and Technology, Constant Companions,” interactive feature on NYTimes.com, Nov. 20, 2010, as found at
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/21/technology/20101121-brain-....

Development of the Young Brain

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For more than twenty years, National Institute of Mental Health neuroscientist Dr. Jay Giedd has studied the development of the adolescent brain. Decades of imaging work have led to remarkable insight and more than a few surprises.

Jay N. Giedd, M.D., “Development of the Young Brain” (video), National Institute of Mental Health, May 2, 2011, as found at
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/media/video/giedd.shtml.

Video is now found on YouTube.

The Child's Developing Brain

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Tara Parker-Pope, Jon Huang, and Mike Mason, “The Child’s Developing Brain,” interactive feature on NYTimes.com, Sept. 15, 2008, as found at
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/15/health/20080915-brain-deve....

Insight into the Teen Brain

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Adriana Galvan, "Insight into the Teen Brain" (video), TedxYouth@Caltech, Jan. 19, 2013, as found at http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Insight-Into-the-Teenage-Brain;search:tag:"tedxyouth-caltech".

What You Should Know about Your Brain

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Judy Willis, “What You Should Know about Your Brain,” in Educational Leadership (Vol. 67, Issue 4), 2009.

The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet

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Richard Knox, “The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet,” National Public Radio, March 1, 2010, as found at
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124119468.

Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals

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Scholastic Inc. and National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals,” in New York Times Upfront (Vol. 140, Issue 13),
April 14, 2008, 18.

The Merchants of Cool: A Report on the Creators & Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers (2001)

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Teenagers today have more money and independence than ever before. Their lives have become the object of obsessive focus by corporate America. Their tastes, attitudes, and aspirations are sampled and resampled by marketers wielding the latest scientific tools to determine exactly who they are and what they want.

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The Merchants of Cool: A Report on the Creators & Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers

Digital Nation (2010)

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Within a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and socialize in ways that we are only beginning to understand.

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Digital Nation

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