25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)


Adolescent Social Reorientation: Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms and Psychological Consequences

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Chair: Leah H. Somerville
Harvard University

Adolescence is a phase of the lifespan marked by a heightened salience of social contexts, relationships and evaluations. This symposium will address the influence of biological factors including brain and hormonal changes on adolescent social behavior from a wide range of perspectives and approaches.

Subject Area: Biological/Neuroscience

Adolescents, social behavior and alcohol: Studies in an animal model
Linda P. Spear
Binghamton University

Co-Author: Elena Varlinskaya, Binghamton University

Adolescent social re-orientation: Neural mechanisms and hormonal changes
Wouter van den Bos
Stanford University

Co-Author: Ronald E. Dahl, University of California-Berkeley

Co-Author: Samual M. McClure, Stanford University

Neurocognitive components of peer-related appraisals in adolescence
Amanda E. Guyer
University of California-Davis

Co-Author: Johanna Jarcho, National Institute of Mental Health

Adolescent sensitivity to “the minimal peer”
Leah H. Somerville
Harvard University

Co-Author: Rebecca M. Jones, Weill Cornell Medical College

Co-Author: BJ Casey, Weill Cornell Medical College

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