Do Cognitive Changes Accompany Developments in the Adolescent Brain?

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Abstract

The news that the brain continues to develop through much of adolescence risks becoming an explanation for anything and everything about teenagers and suggests the need for closer analysis. Central to such analysis is clarifying what develops at a psychological level during these years. An examination of contemporary research data on adolescent cognitive development identifies increased executive control as a major dimension of cognitive development during the second decade of life. Such development is consistent with changes occurring in the brain during this period.

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  • Deanna Kuhn

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