Trends in Adolescent Development Impacting Practice: How Can We Catch Up?

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Abstract

Changes in the mechanisms of communication and advances in brain imaging technology shape understanding and interpretation of the manner in which adolescents process and respond to information and relate to others. Knowledge about how trends in adolescent development should inform practice with adolescents is limited, and yet emerging trends and new discoveries have implications for adolescent relationships, behavior, and well-being. Our purpose was to critically examine the influence of major technological innovations on adolescent development and the impacts on research and practice with vulnerable adolescent populations. We discuss strategies for researchers and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-498
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • brain development
  • practice
  • relationships
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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