The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain

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

Book - 2015
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"Jensen [examines] the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents, and teachers"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2015]
Edition: First Canadian edition
ISBN: 9781443406222
Branch Call Number: 612.64018 JEN NVD
Characteristics: xvii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Nutt, Amy Ellis


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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.

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.

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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