9780393705423

Behavioral Neuroscience Adoles Cl

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393705423

  • ISBN10:

    0393705420

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON
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Summary

Understanding the role of brain changes in adolescent behavior and development.Recent research confirms that the brain undergoes major development during adolescence. This book reviews the neuroscience of the adolescent brain and how this knowledge is revolutionizing our understanding of adolescent behavior. Topics include the emergence of self-control and risk-taking, use of alcohol and drugs, and depression.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Quick Referencep. xv
The Basics of Development: Evolutionary, Genetic, Hormonal, Neural, and Sociocultural Factors
Adolescence as a Unique Developmental Stagep. 3
The Genetics and Evolution of Adolescencep. 13
Sex Differences, Puberty, and the Hormonal Reawakening of Adolescencep. 36
The Brain, Its Development, and the Neuroscience of Adolescencep. 60
Adolescent Development and the Brain
Development of Cognitive Skillsp. 101
Risk-Taking, Impulsiveness, and the Emergence of Self-Controlp. 130
Social Behavior and the Emotions of Adolescencep. 155
Alcohol and Drug Use and Abusep. 191
Adolescence and the Emergence of Psychological Disordersp. 232
Adolescent Vulnerabilities and Opportunitiesp. 281
Referencesp. 311
Indexp. 377
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