Your instructions are to not look at the light and instead to look in the opposite direction. In this case Steinberg added friends: When he brought a teen's friends into the room to watch, the teen would take twice as many risks, trying to gun it through lights he'd stopped for before.
This view will likely sit better with teens.
But as we move through adolescence, the brain undergoes extensive remodeling, resembling a network and wiring upgrade. Along the way you encounter several traffic lights. View Images During lunch break, a teen shows off leaping skills in the urban sport of parkour.
Freud saw adolescence as an expression of torturous psychosexual conflict; Erik Erikson, as the most tumultuous of life's several identity crises. It's a tough assignment, since flickering lights naturally draw our attention.