19.01.2017 | The Great Unknown: Risk-Taking Behavior in Adolescents
Teenagers are driven to seek new experiences
Adolescents are more likely to ignore information that could prompt them to rethink risky decisions. This may explain why information campaigns on risky behaviors such as drug abuse tend to have only limited success. These are the conclusions of a study conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, which has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.