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Tough times make for more impulsive pre-teens

02:43 EDT 23 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

The loss of a grandparent. Marital discord at home. Trouble with peers. When pre-teens are forced to deal with adverse life events such as these they tend to become more impulsive in their decision-making later in life. And while that could help motivate kids to work harder for rewards in some areas, it could also make risky behaviours seem more appealing, according to Western researchers.

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