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Psychosocial Competencies and Risky Behaviours in Peru

Favara and Sanchez. (2017) .Psychosocial competencies and risky behaviours in Peru. IZA Journal of Labor & Development 6:3 DOI 10.1186/s40175-016-0069-3
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We use a unique longitudinal dataset from Peru to investigate the relationship between psychosocial competencies related to the concepts of self-esteem, self-efficacy, and aspirations, and a number of risky behaviours at a crucial transition period between adolescence and early adulthood.

The Adolescent Brain – Wired for Taking Risks

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‘The Adolescent Brain – Wired for Taking Risks’ is a briefing paper from Mentor ADEPIS and forms part of a series of such resources on drug and alcohol education and prevention for teachers and practitioners. It takes a look at the role that the brain plays in risk-taking behaviours, including substance abuse, during adolescence. The paper also considers possible ways for mitigating such behaviours and their related harms among young people.