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What Were You Thinking?

Written by: Dina Temple-Raston
Length: 3 hrs
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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.

When you add What Were You Thinking? to your library you will receive all 6 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 30 minutes.

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Mind Boggling

Highly recommend this audio book! Honestly it really opens your mind to new perspectives and provides an understanding to why the developing mind may lead to certain decisions. For example the first chapter opened my mind to why youth may join gangs/terrorist groups due to a sense. Each chapter focuses on different concepts and it was very interesting while increasing the curiosity of the developing brain.

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  • Jerry
  • 2018-02-24

Awesome examples, some education

I love this series, loaded with fabulous interviews and in depth examples of kids led astray by their unformed brains. But I already knew that kids do crazy things. I know I did. These interviews entertained with in-depth examples. I thought the biggest value of these stories was the interspersed neurology research. I would have liked more of that. Having said that, I loved the posts and hope to see more.

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  • Steve Davis
  • Marquette, Michigan
  • 2018-01-30

Outstanding!

If you could sum up What Were You Thinking? in three words, what would they be?

Absolutely! What Were You Thinking connects the social and scientific considerations of how young adults are shaped by their surroundings in our ever-changing world.

Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

Dina does a wonderful job drawing you into the story and engaging her audience.

Any additional comments?

Wish there were more episodes!

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  • emt
  • 2018-11-03

Amazing

If you have kids or work with them, this is fantastic work. She consults experts and interviews kids going through extremely tough issues. It’s definitely worth a listen.

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  • Bonnie A
  • Idaho
  • 2019-02-07

Required for all teachers

As a former teacher, we only touched briefly on how minds develop. This is information I wish I had before entering my first classroom. The topics are not easy to listen to but do reflect what teens are thinking and how they respond. More importantly, the program also offers solutions.

You may not agree with some of the topics but it is worth the listen, especially if you are a teacher, going to be a teacher or work with those between 13 and 24.

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  • Connie
  • 2019-01-07

Every parent of a preteen should listen to this!

I was truly fascinated by how much information they were able to squeeze into each half hour episode. The science and research that they are exploring in the Adolescent brain versus the adult brain was very interesting and enlightening. The interviews we're also riveting. I recommend anyone with children, especially preteens, listen to this entire series and pay close attention to the stories and advice given by the people interviewed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-03-08

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