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The Teenage Brain: A neuroscientist’s survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults

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Description for The Teenage Brain: A neuroscientist’s survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults Paperback. Why is it that the behaviour of teenagers can be so odd? As they grow older, young children steadily improve their sense of how to behave, and then all of a sudden, they can become totally uncommunicative, wildly emotional and completely unpredictable. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: PDZ; VFXC1; VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 155 x 231 x 28. Weight in Grams: 498.

Why is it that the behaviour of teenagers can be so odd? As they grow older, young children steadily improve their sense of how to behave, and then all of a sudden, they can become totally uncommunicative, wildly emotional and completely unpredictable.

We used to think that erratic teenage behaviour was due to a sudden surge in hormones, but modern neuroscience shows us that this isn’t true. The Teenage Brain is a journey through the new discoveries that show us exactly what happens to the brain in this crucial period, ... Read more

Many of our ideas about our growing brains are completely re-written. They don’t stop developing at the end of our teens – they keep adapting until we are in our mid-twenties. They are wired back to front, with the most important parts, the parts that we associate with good judgement, concentration, organization and emotional and behavioural control being connected last of all.

The Teenage brain is a powerful animal primed for learning, but this creates problems. Addiction is a form of learning, and Frances Jensen, Professor of Pediatric Neurology at the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School reveals exactly what lies behind all aspects of teenage behaviour and its lasting effects – from drugs, lack of sleep and smoking to multi-tasking and stress.

As a mother and a scientist, Professor Jensen offers both exciting science and practical suggestions for how parents, teens and schools can help teenagers weather the storms of adolescence, and get the most out of their incredible brains.

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Product Details

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages
384
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Number of Pages
384
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780007448319
SKU
V9780007448319
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About Frances E. Jensen
Frances E. Jensen, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jensen has researched brain development from the neonatal period through adulthood. She was Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Director of Translational Neuroscience and Director of Epilepsy Research at Boston Children's Hospital, and Senior Neurologist at ... Read more

Reviews for The Teenage Brain: A neuroscientist’s survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults
“Dr. Jensen uses her considerable expertise as a neuroscientist and a mother to explain the recent explosion of adolescent brain research and how this research can help us better understand and help young people. This book also highlights biologically inherent opportunities to enhance the health and well-being of young people during the second decade of life… opportunities we should not ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for The Teenage Brain: A neuroscientist’s survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults


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