Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

The Mistake of Underestimating Adolescents

We alienate young people when we deny the depth of their experiences

Photo by Ernest Brillo on Unsplash

Across history and culture, human beings have put a lot of energy into understanding adolescence. Life experiences from the pre-teen and teenage years leave deep grooves on the fabric of our personal narratives. Adults tend to recall this phase of life in more detail than…

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Brynne Schroeder, PhD

Brynne Schroeder, PhD

College professor. Human development researcher. Community engagement specialist. Lover of sci-fi, soccer, and doughnuts.