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Evolving science in adolescence: comment on Ellis et al. (2012).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22545848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ellis et al. (2012) bring an evolutionary perspective to bear on adolescent risky behavioral development, clinical practice, and public policy. The authors offer important insights that (a) some risky behaviors may be adaptive for the individual and the species by being hard-wired due to fitness benefits and (b) interventions might be more successful if they move with, rather than against, the natural tendencies of an adolescent. Ellis and colleagues criticize the field of developmental psychopathology, but we see the 2 fields as complementary. Their position would be enhanced by integrating it with contemporary perspectives on dynamic cascades through which normative behavior turns into genuinely maladaptive outcomes, dual processes in adolescent neural development, and adolescent decision making. Finally, they rightly note that innovation is needed in interventions and policies toward adolescent problem behavior.
Authors:
Kenneth A Dodge; Dustin Albert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1939-0599     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-01     Completed Date:  2012-09-04     Revised Date:  2014-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260564     Medline TA:  Dev Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  624-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
Biological Evolution*
Environment*
Humans
Models, Psychological*
Risk-Taking*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
DA016903/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K05 DA015226/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; P30 DA023026/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; P30DA023026/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA016903/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; T32 HD007376/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
Comments/Corrections
Comment On:
Dev Psychol. 2012 May;48(3):598-623   [PMID:  22122473 ]

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