Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beautiful Teenage Brains

The cover story on this month's issue of National Geographic is all about the brains of teenagers. As usual the National Geographic website has a couple of complementary resources to support the article. On the website you'll find a photo gallery and a video that attempts to portray through images the various aspects of the emotions of teenage brains. The feature that is probably most applicable to a high school classroom is the risk taker quiz.

Applications for Education
Are You a Risk Taker? is a seven question quiz that is designed to measure how risk averse you are. I'm not sure how scientific the quiz really is, but it could be a nice little conversation starter in an introductory psychology or sociology class.