Alex Lloyd is a developmental psychologist at University College London who specialises in cognitive development and mental health. During this podcast, they chat to Louisa about a paper examining the positive sides of adolescents' novelty seeking tendencies and why exploration may be beneficial during this point in the lifespan.
You can find Alex on Twitter @Alex_Lloyd93 and you can watch his TEDx talk about youth justice here.
The paper discussed in this podcast is:
Lloyd, A., McKay, R., Sebastian, C. L., & Balsters, J. (2020). Are adolescents more optimal decision-makers in novel environments? Examining the benefits of heightened exploration in a patch foraging paradigm. Online preprint.