Accession Number:

AD1088107

Title:

Todays Brain Science Wont Help You Understand Teens

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Marine Corps Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning Quantico United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

ABC News Headline Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs Teen Brain May Have Pushed Him to Violence. As illustrated by the above headline, popular news coverage vastly overstates the relationship between the state of teenage brain research and complex behavior. Teen brain science lacks strong conclusions, and journalists can easily distort or misunderstand the findings.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE