MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Any parent knows dealing with a moody teen can be tricky. Now, a new study says teens respond better to positive incentives, instead of penalties — like taking away a cell phone or tablet.
British researchers used a computer game to where teens and adults had to pick symbols that could get them a point reward, a punishment by taking a point away or no outcome.
Adults learned from both positive and negative feedback while the teens responded only to the positive.
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