Teens get a bad rap: the neuroscientist championing moody adolescents

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore – professor in cognitive neuroscience – was interviewed by journalist, Decca Aitkenhead, for The Guardian. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s studies of the adolescent brain have won her awards. So when she says GCSEs are damaging to teens’ health, perhaps we should listen.

Worth having a read: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/17/teens-get-a-bad-rap-the-neuroscientist-championing-moody-adolescents

It’s one of the press articles that clearly explains how damaging exam pressure and workload is to young people’s and students’ mental health. Which is why it is useful for understanding how exams (as a factor of the stress in studying) operate, and how they must be fought. How are you learning if your head hurts?!!

Please leave a comment if you wish and we will have a discussion about how to fight this stress.

In solidarity, Joe Booth                                          JoePLBooth@gmail.com

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