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Why do perfectly loveable children seemingly turn into grunting aliens overnight? At last science may have the answer to every parent's greatest mystery...Teenagers are a uniquely human phenomenon. Other animals skip this phase altogether, developing rapidly from infancy to adulthood. And at no other time in our lives do our physical and social attributes change so dramatically.
If you believe what you read the current generation of Aussie adolescents are the wildest yet. It seems they're having more sex than ever before, they're taking bigger risks, their emotions are frazzled, they binge drink at every given opportunity, they sleep all day or are otherwise glued to their mobile phones or video games.
Presented by Steve Cannane 'Whatever! The Science of Teens' explores the latest science that's shedding light on why our cute and cuddly kids transform into these teen terrors. In each episode we meet actual Australian teenagers. By dissecting their lives we attempt to illustrate the biology behind the bad behaviour. And it's NOT simply a matter of raging hormones. Our teens also act as 'lab rats' for regular experiments that bring the science to life.Along the way, Australia's leading scientific and behavioural experts comment, while Steve Cannane documents the teens in their natural habitats - the beach, the mall, the skate park or at wild parties.
For years we've just put adolescent attitude down to surging hormones..but not anymore. The most recent research is proving that teen behaviour is actually a product of intricate and complex biological processes, that all serve a purpose in the 'bigger picture'. It may be a difficult time of life, but it really is a matter of 'no pain, no gain'.
The astounding scientific discoveries made in the last decade, and featured in 'Whatever! - The Science of Teens', have opened up an exciting scientific opportunity that researchers all around the world are seizing upon right now. We talk to world experts across a range of associated disciplines including neuroscience, psychology and genetics among others.
Featuring all five episodes as seen on ABC TV - Risk, Binge, Sex, Mood and Sleep.Whatever the Science of Teens
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