The Millennial Brain and Risk

Campus Activities Programming, p. 10, November 2008

5 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2008

Date Written: November 12, 2008


This paper explores new studies that the brain is not fully developed until an individual's mid-20s and how that impacts college students' sensitivities to high-risk behavior. The paper provides suggestions for campus administrators about how to transform the challenges associated with students' attractions to risky behavior into opportunities to help students mature. The paper also proposes policy suggestions and contains information about fire safety and the Amethyst Initiative.

Keywords: millennial, risk management, college, university, brain, groupthink, fire, Amethyst Initiative, Facilitator Model

Suggested Citation

Dickerson, Darby, The Millennial Brain and Risk (November 12, 2008). Campus Activities Programming, p. 10, November 2008. Available at SSRN:

Darby Dickerson (Contact Author)

The John Marshall Law School ( email )

315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

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