A couple months ago there was a great piece on Minnesota Public Radio about the development of the teenage brain. Robert Epstein (my new favorite psychologist) challenged the assumption that teens are impulsive and unwise because of their mental development. Here is the description from the site:
For years, teenage impulsiveness and immature behavior was attributed to hormones. More recently, scientists have suggested the teenage brain is the problem. One psychologist says that theory is all wrong, and believes teenagers are capable of being far more mature and productive than we think.
It’s a great interview and well worth your time. You can listen to the entire segment by clicking play down below. You can also download the audio here for playing later or transfer to your iPod.