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What Were You Thinking?

Length: 3 hrs
Categories: Radio & TV, Documentaries
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Journalist Dina Temple-Raston shares the stories of adolescents who made astonishing choices - from joining ISIS to planning a school shooting - that led to disastrous results. To help understand what they were thinking, she talks with friends, family, and the teens themselves. Plus, she dives into the latest science on adolescent brains to explore innovative ways to help them choose more wisely.

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  • Ms. Anna C. Gleave
  • 05-04-18

Fascinating

A really interesting listen - I only wish it could be made into a book. Temple-Raston manages to make complex material accessible to all. Everyone should know about the teenage brain, especially those involved in education, criminology and adolescent mental health.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-19

fascinating and insightful audible documentary

loved it. Well read. thoughtful and really interesting good reading for every adult working with children, every parent and all children

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  • Freckers
  • 08-26-19

Hugely interesting

Excellent series, and highly relevant to those who have work with/have children or who have an interest in any sort of child psychology. That said, I would recommend to all!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-19

Interesting approach and information

While I enjoyed this as someone old enough to be a mother, I thought playing it in Highschool could actually do a world of good.

Dina got some “big name” guests and I really enjoyed this series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-17-19

Worth considering.

I can imagine this happening to a lot of young people who are just trying to make a difference in the world & belong, but become misled in the process.

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  • Kathy Burns
  • 09-03-19

A great listen!

I found the series quite monotonous. It covered very interesting topics and I would recommend the series to the listener.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-19-19

ear opening stories

ear opening stories about adolescent brain and actions.worth listening to

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-08-19

Eye opening

Really insightful especially understanding a little bit more about our brains as adolescents. My daughter is turning 12 and I often find myself wondering how I was at that age. I think we all have to have this awareness that our kids are so much a part of our collective future, not just our small individual families. I really enjoyed these episodes thank you

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  • Rights21
  • 05-08-18

thought prevoking

an interesting and thoughtful series on how it can go so very wrong with developing brains and how society should be responding to this very preventable crisis and how some communities/societies are responding and reducing the damage.

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  • Marjolein De Vries
  • 03-20-19

Interesting variety

Interesting series with a nice variety of topics that are very current at the moment. Nice to listen to an episode on tge way to work.

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  • Mick Fleay
  • 07-25-19

Very good

An inspiring review of issues and preventative measures to global problems that should be listened to by policy makers, parents and young adults alike.

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