[Air-l] where did you go, out; what did you do, nothing

richard.ling at telenor.com richard.ling at telenor.com
Sat Jan 20 13:50:31 PST 2007


Hi Barry,

Check out the article by Reyna and Farley in the December/January
article of Scientific American Mind.  It has an interesting examination
of the restructuring of adolescents brains - if you want to take a
neuropsychological view of it.

Rich L.  

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I am puzzled by the notion that most teens will do things to terrify
their
parents. Are there data on that? Or is it just autobiographical
projection?

Speaking autobiographically, and from a distance of 50 years, I suggest
that most teens will try to avoid their parents' scrutiny. Terrifying
them
would only bring more scrutiny.

"Where did you go?
"Out.
"What did you do?
"Nothing."

is the title, of a book about teen-parents relationships. By Robert Paul
Smith.
Published in 1959, which suggests that it was a general phenomenon then
for my generation. And still in print, according to Amazon, which
suggests
some longterm relevance.

 Barry Wellman, with fond memories for the Fordham Flames.
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