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The primal teen : what the new discoveries about the teenage brain tell us about our kids  Cover Image Book Book

The primal teen : what the new discoveries about the teenage brain tell us about our kids / Barbara Strauch.

Strauch, Barbara. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0385503393
  • ISBN: 0385503393
  • ISBN: 9780385503396
  • Physical Description: xiv, 242 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2003.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Crazy by design: the new science of the teenage brain -- The passion within: peering into the living brain in search of normal -- The age of impulse: refashioning the frontal lobes -- Altered states: how experience changes the very structure of the brain -- Making connections: growing and pruning toward maturity -- The adolescent animal: from chimps to Chekhov -- Risky business: why they do the things they do -- Corny jokes and cognition: the adolescent brain starts to get it -- Swept away: a surge of hormones swirling through the brain -- The neurons of love: how the brain gives the heart away -- Wake up! it's noon: how biology shuts off the alarm -- Falling off the tracks: new dangers from old devils -- Into another world: when things go wrong -- Coming of age: on the path to maturity.
Summary, etc.:
Draws on scientific findings to offer insight into the teenage brain, identifying the factors that contribute to adolescent behavior and how parents can use this information to promote more harmonious parent-child relationships.
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Behavioral assessment of teenagers.
Teenagers > Physiology.
Teenagers > Mental health.
Developmental neurobiology.

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Brookfield Library 616.89/STR (Text) 34029095600473 Display Checked out 06/17/2023


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