The Teen Years Explained

The Teen Years Explained
Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard
Publsiher: Jayne Blanchard
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2010-02-01
ISBN 10: 0615302467
ISBN 13: 9780615302461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Teen Years Explained Book Review:

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

Adolescent Brain Development

Adolescent Brain Development
Author: Michelle K. Jetha,Sidney J. Segalowitz
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123979161
ISBN 13: 9780123979162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Brain Development Book Review:

This comprehensive yet brief overview of the adolescent human brain discusses how the brain develops during this critical period of life and how that development impacts decision-making and risk-taking behavior in the adolescent. This originated as a white paper requested by the Canadian government for a specific group looking to understand adolescent brain development in the context of adolescent behavior. The paper was not made available to the Canadian government outside of the specific task force that requested it nor to the general public. The authors have since decided that having put so much effort into concisely summarizing research on adolescent brain development, it would be a useful addition to researchers in psychology generally. The original paper has since been updated and revised considerably.

Adolescent Brain Development

Adolescent Brain Development
Author: Lisa Wright,Stan Kutcher
Publsiher: Biota Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-04-18
ISBN 10: 1615046437
ISBN 13: 9781615046430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Brain Development Book Review:

Adolescent brain development is a fascinating, newly developing field that has so much to offer almost anyone interested in learning more. Adolescence has only come to be established as a unique developmental phase in the last few decades or so. We now know that the human brain undergoes dramatic developmental changes in the postnatal period, not only early after birth but also extending all the way into adulthood. These changes are not uniform, in that the brain regions undergoing the most change during adolescence are not the same as the regions that changed most in the early life period, and the processes of change also differ as we age. Some of the most important changes that we see during the adolescent period are: 1) pruning (or removal) of excessive neural connections, 2) increases in white matter, the portion of brain matter that allows different regions to communicate with one another, and 3) thinning of the cortex, which is comprised of the outer layers of brain matter. Compared with other areas of the brain, the frontal and temporal cortices undergo the most protracted changes in their structure, implying that developments in these areas play a large role in providing the foundation for adolescent behavioural changes. In this book, we compare adolescent behavioural changes with ongoing changes in the brain and discuss potential implications for health and educational policy-making.

Adolescent Brain Development

Adolescent Brain Development
Author: Ronald E. Dahl,Linda P. Spear
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105119423361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Brain Development Book Review:

Adolescent development involves complex changes in neurobehavioral systems underpinning the control of emotion and behavior. The adolescent transition is often difficult - morbidity and mortality increase 300 per cent during adolescence with the majority of the serious health problems related to difficulties with the control of behavior and emotions (e.g., suicide, homicide, depression, alcohol, nicotine, and other substance abuse). A critical gap in advancing research is the general lack of basic knowledge about human brain development during puberty and adolescence. In recent years, however, there have been several areas of research progress, and what is critically needed is better integration across disciplines with a specific focus on the neurobehavioral changes during normal adolescent development that contribute to increased risk-taking and/or reward seeking.

The Power of the Adolescent Brain

The Power of the Adolescent Brain
Author: Thomas Armstrong
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN 10: 1416621873
ISBN 13: 9781416621874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of the Adolescent Brain Book Review:

Moody. Reckless. Impractical. Insecure. Distracted. These are all words commonly used to describe adolescents. But what if we recast these traits in a positive light? Teens possess insight, passion, idealism, sensitivity, and creativity in abundance--all qualities that can make a significant positive contribution to society. In this thought-provoking book, Thomas Armstrong looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective--and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential. Thoroughly grounded in current neuroscience research, the book explains what we know about how the adolescent brain works and proposes eight essential instructional elements that will help students develop the ability to think, make healthy choices, regulate their emotions, handle social conflict, consolidate their identities, and learn enough about the world to move into adulthood with dignity and grace. Armstrong provides practical strategies and real-life examples from schools that illustrate these eight key practices in action. In addition, you'll find a glossary of brain terms, a selection of brain-friendly lesson plans across the content areas, and a list of resources to support and extend the book's ideas and practices. There is a colossal mismatch between how the adolescent brain has evolved over the millennia and the passive, rote learning experiences that are all too common in today’s test-obsessed educational climate. See the amazing difference—in school and beyond—when you use the insights from this book to help students tap into the power of their changing brains.

The Adolescent Brain

The Adolescent Brain
Author: Eveline A. Crone
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN 10: 1317517687
ISBN 13: 9781317517689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adolescent Brain Book Review:

In recent years there have been tremendous advances in understanding how brain development underlies behavioural changes in adolescence. Based on the latest discoveries in the research field, Eveline A. Crone examines changes in learning, emotions, face processing and social relationships in relation to brain maturation, across the fascinating period of adolescent development. This book covers new insights from brain research that help us to understand what happens when children turn into adolescents and then into young adults. Why do they show increases in sensation-seeking, risk-taking and sensitivity to opinions of friends? With the arrival of neuroimaging techniques, it is now possible to unravel what goes on in an individual’s brain when completing cognitive tasks, when playing computer games, or when engaging in online social interactions. These findings help reveal how children learn, control thoughts and actions, plan activities, control emotions and think about intentions of others, offering a new perspective on behaviour and motivations of adolescents. This is the first comprehensive book to cover the many domains of adolescent brain development, stretching from cognitive to affective to social development. It is valuable reading for students and researchers in the field of adolescent development and developmental cognitive neuroscience and those interested in how the developing brain affects behaviour in the teenage years.

The Neuroscience of Adolescence

The Neuroscience of Adolescence
Author: Adriana Galván
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN 10: 1107089921
ISBN 13: 9781107089921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Adolescence Book Review:

As scientific inquiry and public interest in the adolescent brain grows, so too does the need for an accessible textbook that communicates the growing research on this topic. The Neuroscience of Adolescence is a comprehensive educational tool for developmental cognitive neuroscience students at all levels as it details the varying elements that shape the adolescent brain. Historical notions of adolescence have focused on the significant hormonal changes that occur as one transitions from childhood to adolescence, but new research has revealed a more nuanced picture that helps inform our understanding of how the brain functions across the lifespan. By emphasizing the biological and neurobiological changes that occur during adolescence, this book gives students a holistic understanding of this developmental window and uniquely discusses the policy implications of neuroscience research on the lives of young people today.

The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain
Author: Frances E. Jensen,Amy Ellis Nutt
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN 10: 0062067869
ISBN 13: 9780062067869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Teenage Brain Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents and teachers. Dr. Frances E. Jensen is chair of the department of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a mother, teacher, researcher, clinician, and frequent lecturer to parents and teens, she is in a unique position to explain to readers the workings of the teen brain. In The Teenage Brain, Dr. Jensen brings to readers the astonishing findings that previously remained buried in academic journals. The root myth scientists believed for years was that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development. Samples of some of the most recent findings include: Teens are better learners than adults because their brain cells more readily "build" memories. But this heightened adaptability can be hijacked by addiction, and the adolescent brain can become addicted more strongly and for a longer duration than the adult brain. Studies show that girls' brains are a full two years more mature than boys' brains in the mid-teens, possibly explaining differences seen in the classroom and in social behavior. Adolescents may not be as resilient to the effects of drugs as we thought. Recent experimental and human studies show that the occasional use of marijuana, for instance, can cause lingering memory problems even days after smoking, and that long-term use of pot impacts later adulthood IQ. Multi-tasking causes divided attention and has been shown to reduce learning ability in the teenage brain. Multi-tasking also has some addictive qualities, which may result in habitual short attention in teenagers. Emotionally stressful situations may impact the adolescent more than it would affect the adult: stress can have permanent effects on mental health and can to lead to higher risk of developing neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression. Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain function, wiring, and capacity and explains the science in the contexts of everyday learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making. In this groundbreaking yet accessible book, these findings also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent development.

Brainstorm

Brainstorm
Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 110163152X
ISBN 13: 9781101631522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brainstorm Book Review:

In this New York Times–bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

Age of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity
Author: Laurence Steinberg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 0544253167
ISBN 13: 9780544253162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Opportunity Book Review:

“Simply the best book I have ever read about adolescence. . . With gentle wisdom, Steinberg guides us through truly novel findings on what happens during adolescence and tells us how, as parents and teachers, we should change our ways.” — Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph. D., author of The Optimistic Child “If you need to understand adolescents—whether your own or anyone else’s—you must read this book . . . Steinberg explains why most of our presumptions about adolescence are dead wrong and reveals the truth about this exciting and unnerving stage of life.”—Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun Over the past few decades, adolescence has lengthened, and this stage of life now lasts longer than ever. Recent research has shown that the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable, making it a crucial time of life for determining a person’s future success and happiness. In Age of Opportunity, the world-renowned expert on adolescence Laurence Steinberg draws on this trove of fresh evidence—including his own groundbreaking research—to explain the teenage brain’s capacity for change and to offer new strategies for instilling resilience, self-control, and other beneficial traits. By showing how new discoveries about adolescence must change the way we raise, teach, and treat young people, Steinberg provides a myth-shattering guide for parents, educators, and anyone else who cares about adolescents. “A fascinating book [that] parents and teachers ought to read.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution “This book belongs on the shelf of every parent, teacher, youth worker, counselor, judge—heck, anyone interested in pre-teens and teenagers.”—David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Neurocognitive Prediction

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Neurocognitive Prediction
Author: Kilian M. Pohl,Wesley K. Thompson,Ehsan Adeli,Marius George Linguraru
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2019-10-09
ISBN 10: 9783030319007
ISBN 13: 3030319008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Neurocognitive Prediction Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First Challenge in Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Neurocognitive Prediction, ABCD-NP 2019, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2019, in Shenzhen, China, in October 2019. 29 submissions were carefully reviewed and 24 of them were accepted. Some of the 24 submissions were merged and resulted in the 21 papers that are presented in this book. The papers explore methods for predicting fluid intelligence from T1-weighed MRI of 8669 children (age 9-10 years) recruited by the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD) study; the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States to date.

From Neurons to Neighborhoods

From Neurons to Neighborhoods
Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2000-11-13
ISBN 10: 0309069882
ISBN 13: 9780309069885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Neurons to Neighborhoods Book Review:

How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.

The Adolescent Brain

The Adolescent Brain
Author: Robert Sylwester
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2007-02-09
ISBN 10: 1452293481
ISBN 13: 9781452293486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adolescent Brain Book Review:

Easy-to-understand theories and nontechnical language help educators and parents understand how the teenage brain thinks, feels, learns, and changes on its journey to adulthood.

The Adolescent Brain

The Adolescent Brain
Author: Valerie F. Reyna,Jere Confrey,Sandra B. Chapman,Michael R. Dougherty
Publsiher: Amer Psychological Assn
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822039410113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adolescent Brain Book Review:

The contributors reveal new findings about the basic mechanisms underlying brain development, with particular reference to mathematical reasoning as well as to decision-making in a variety of situations.

Inventing Ourselves

Inventing Ourselves
Author: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 1610397320
ISBN 13: 9781610397322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing Ourselves Book Review:

A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior The brain creates every feeling, emotion, and desire we experience, and stores every one of our memories. And yet, until very recently, scientists believed our brains were fully developed from childhood on. Now, thanks to imaging technology that enables us to look inside the living human brain at all ages, we know that this isn't so. Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, one of the world's leading researchers into adolescent neurology, explains precisely what is going on in the complex and fascinating brains of teenagers--namely that the brain goes on developing and changing right through adolescence--with profound implications for the adults these young people will become. Drawing from cutting-edge research, including her own, Blakemore shows: How an adolescent brain differs from those of children and adults Why problem-free kids can turn into challenging teens What drives the excessive risk-taking and all-consuming relationships common among teenagers And why many mental illnesses--depression, addiction, schizophrenia--present during these formative years Blakemore's discoveries have transformed our understanding of the teenage mind, with consequences for law, education policy and practice, and, most of all, parents.

Prefrontal Cortex

Prefrontal Cortex
Author: Ana Starcevic,Branislav Filipovic
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1789239036
ISBN 13: 9781789239034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prefrontal Cortex Book Review:

The prefrontal cortex reaches its greatest development in the human brain, making up nearly one third of the neocortex. Due to its remarkable evolution, the prefrontal cortex plays an important role in higher integrative functions such as information processing, thinking, understanding, attention, behavior, motivation, emotions, working memory, and analysis. This book brings together theoretical and technical research advances on the prefrontal cortex, from the basic explanations of the neuronal architecture of the prefrontal cortex and its anatomy, presenting it as a morphological substrate for many psychological conditions, through normal and altered connectivity and its manifestation in different behavior and identification of organizational levels inside the prefrontal cortex through different neuroimaging methods. It also provides an interdisciplinary view of the prefrontal cortex and its issues and discovers the main role of this part of brain in psychosocial, economic, and cultural adaptation.

Brain Crosstalk in Puberty and Adolescence

Brain Crosstalk in Puberty and Adolescence
Author: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon,Jean-Claude Carel,Yves Christen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 3319091689
ISBN 13: 9783319091686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Crosstalk in Puberty and Adolescence Book Review:

This volume provides the reader with a pathophysiological perspective on the role of CNS in puberty and adolescence, starting from genetic/molecular aspects, going through structural/imaging changes and leading to physical/behavioral characteristics. Therefore, renowned investigators involved in both animal and human research shared recent data as well as overall appraisal of relevant questions around CNS control of puberty and adolescence. No doubt that this volume will inspire those involved in either scientific research or clinical practice or both in the fascinating field of puberty and adolescence.

The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control

The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control
Author: Tobias Egner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2017-01-11
ISBN 10: 1118920473
ISBN 13: 9781118920473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control Book Review:

Covering basic theory, new research, and intersections with adjacent fields, this is the first comprehensive reference work on cognitive control – our ability to use internal goals to guide thought and behavior. Draws together expert perspectives from a range of disciplines, including cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and neurology Covers behavioral phenomena of cognitive control, neuroanatomical and computational models of frontal lobe function, and the interface between cognitive control and other mental processes Explores the ways in which cognitive control research can inform and enhance our understanding of brain development and neurological and psychiatric conditions

The Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain

The Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain
Author: JoAnn Deak,Terrence Deak
Publsiher: Little Pickle Press
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781939775023
ISBN 13: 1939775027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain Book Review:

Presents information about the human brain and nervous system, especially as it develops through adolescence, and offers advice for young people whose brains are going through these changes.

Developmental Psychopathology, Developmental Neuroscience

Developmental Psychopathology, Developmental Neuroscience
Author: Donald J. Cohen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2006-02-17
ISBN 10: 0470048190
ISBN 13: 9780470048191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Psychopathology, Developmental Neuroscience Book Review:

This volume applies multiple levels of analysis to neurobiological developmental organization, and functioning in normality and psychopathology. It also covers topics central to a developmental perspective on neuroscience.