Research Says Teens, Young Adults Explore Differently

Research Says Teens, Young Adults Explore Differently

The adolescent and college years are often regarded as periods of exploration — when teens and young adults begin to make decisions on their own for the first time.
Yet, strategies for exploration may change significantly during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. According to the research by professor Robert Wilson and his collaborators at Harvard University and Weill Cornell Medical College, young adults are more likely to engage in “directed exploration,” or exploration driven by information seeking, than teenagers are. At the same time, teens seem to be more comfortable with uncertainty overall. The findings add to Wilson’s ongoing work on the explore-exploit dilemma in human decision-making.

Read the full article at UA News:
https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/research-says-teens-young-adults-explore-differently?utm_source=uanow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign

Science Daily:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170201121531.htm

Published Date: 
02/03/2017 - 09:04