focused on development of social cognition and the factors affecting decision-making.
late arriving but conclusion seemed to be that a lot of research shows teens are greatly affected by peers whereas adults typically are not, or are influenced far less.
Peer-learning presumably needs to take account of this. She mentioned the paradox of adolescence, i.e. that you are most prone to take risks at your healthiest time of your life. A pack mentality is a great indicator of increased risk-taking so question is how peer attitudes affect risk-analysis.
There’s a talk of hers below which covers some similar things
Very non-maths background, went into military, so question students ask is how did she manage to become an engineer.
Lots of familiar stuff on Dweck’s Growth Mindset and Spaced Learning from a different angle.
Focused and Diffuse modes of the brain important – Edison, for example, used to try to come up with ideas by sitting in an armchair with a handful of ballbearings. Awake he was “focused”; as he nodded off he slipped into diffuse mode (and the ballbearings hit the floor to wake him up)