Friday May 10, 2024

Dan Romer, Ph.D: Adolescent Myths — Rethinking Risk-Taking | Raising Parents #52

When we think of teenagers or adolescents, what comes to mind? Often, it's a mixed bag of perceptions, ranging from positive to negative. In this eye-opening discussion, we delve into the social views surrounding adolescent stereotypes with Dr. Dan Romer, Psychologist and Research Director at the University of Pennsylvania.

Join us as we explore the misconceptions and realities of adolescent behavior. While some may associate adolescence with chaos, trouble, and violence, Dr. Romer emphasizes that it's not a one-size-fits-all situation. Just because one teenager exhibits certain behaviors doesn't mean all teenagers will follow suit.

For parents seeking a deeper understanding of their adolescents' behaviors and the stereotypes surrounding them, Dr. Romer provides valuable insights. Tune in as we challenge common misconceptions and strive to build a more empathetic and informed perspective on teen behavior.

To see more of Dan’s work, have a look at his research articles on  

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