The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain

A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

Book - 2015
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Offers a look at the brains of adolescents, providing insights--including why smart kids often do stupid things--and practical advice for adults and teens. Interweaving easy-to-follow scientific data with anecdotes drawn from her experiences as a parent, clinician, and public speaker, Dr. Jensen explores adolescent brain functioning and development, including learning and memory, and investigates the impact of influences such as drugs, multitasking, sleep, and stress. Emotionally stressful situations in adolescence can have permanent effects on mental health, and may lead to higher risk for certain neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Collins,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781443406222
1443406228
9780062067845
0062067842
Branch Call Number: 612.82 J453t
Characteristics: xvii, 358 pages cm
Additional Contributors: Nutt, Amy Ellis

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DavidDriscoll
Jun 19, 2018

The book is pretty good, although a lot of the information is still speculative (based on correlation with only theoretical causations). The author provides an understandable overview of the neurological development of the adolescent brain, along with descriptions of behavioral patterns and cognitive limitations that are driven by the brain's physiology.

The author writes "as a mother and as a neurologist" and that hierarchy has informed her conclusions. Her ongoing sexism is mildly annoying; most of the examples of sexual dimorphism included an example of why girls are better.

I found this book to be helpful and informative.

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darcyhudjik
Dec 12, 2017

This book was recommended to parents by our teen's high school 2 years ago. As a parent of 2 teens, I found this book to be very informative and enlightening.

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GummiGirl
Mar 13, 2015

More interesting for the science than the advice, which is pretty conventional. But I learned a lot about brains.

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