Originally Posted by REWahoo!
To those of you who have (or had) teenagers,The results are fascinating, and unsettling. While teenagers are just as likely as adults to get the answer right (the correct answer is “No”), teens actually have to mull the question over momentarily before they answer.
As any combat veteran parent will recognize, the teens are just trying to figure out what answers the researchers want to hear. (Teenage mental thought: "Duh, dude, these questions have to be some sort of stupid trick!") Teenagers have honed their skill through years of practice at questions like "What were you thinking?!?" "How do you think that makes us feel?" "What in the world are you doing?!" and "What part of NO don't you understand?"
Adults don't give a damn what the researchers think, they're more than happy to proffer the benefit of their own wisdom. They certainly don't take any extra time to think about it because someone else might speak up before they do and hog all the credit.
The researchers clearly lack teenage children of their own!