YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR BRAIN WELL-BEING: SOCIALISING! Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is a belief, or an implicit theory, about our capacity to learn and grow. It is not primarily about gaining knowledge, but instead changing our basic level of intelligence or ability. This theory is supported by contemporary neuroscience, […]
As part of our wellness session in my school Stanford online High School, our teachers Dr. Nuckols and Dr. Steele shared advice on online friendships and managing peer influences as part of adolescent Brain Development and Communication Skills.
As we all know, us teenagers often make poor decisions based on an impulse and are likely to engage in risky behaviors which we may come to regret in the future. However, some psychological studies indicate that this risky behavior is heightened further by peer pressure. The limbic system, which is the emotion regulating region […]
Us teenagers are often categorized by others as being overly dramatic or emotional. And as much as we hate to admit it, there is an element of truth to it; however it is simply due to the normal growth of the adolescent brain, something which we cannot control. Due to the experiences we go through […]
Many of us teenagers love to spend our free time using our phones, or playing on our gaming consoles, or watching videos on youtube (myself included). And that’s great; these are all incredible ways to de-stress after a long day. But oftentimes, the problem occurs when these take over all of our free time (i.e. […]