Friday, September 5, 2014

Opinion: Offensive Bucket Challenge Prompts Call for Autism Awareness

Teenage mice given unlimited access to alcohol drink more when they are with their peers than when they drink alone.
That’s one of the findings on the drinking habits of mice at the age equivalent of human teens. Laurence Steinberg, a professor of psychology at Temple University, found that the rodents operating within the context of peer groups tend to behave less responsibly than they do as solo actors.
Sound familiar?
Steinberg has also performed studies on peer-influenced behaviors of teenage humans and concluded similarly: Group behavior tends to be more risky and extreme than individual behavior.

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