The New Science of Adolescence: Understanding Risky Behavior, Part 1 - 2013

November 27, 2013

Adolescence is a time of tremendous growth, change and maturation, but it is also the developmental period when a wide range of risky behaviors are most common, including alcohol and drug use, delinquency, risky sexual behavior, speeding, and smoking. Indeed, the leading causes of death and disability among adolescents are the end result of these kinds of risk behaviors. UW Assistant Professor, Kevin King explores the biological complexities at play in the adolescent brain and the push and pull they create in decision making.

Kevin King, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Washington