In the Middle: The Adolescent Brain, Behaviour and Learning

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ACER Press, 2014 - Education - 249 pages
In the Middle explores the current research into adolescent brain development and the changes in the brain as children move into adulthood. The book uses neuroscience to help parents, teachers, and adults better understand the changes that occur in young people's brains. By understanding the science, readers will gain an opportunity to not only contribute positively to adolescent behavior and learning, but also enhance the day-to-day interactions and relationships that are vital to adolescent wellbeing. Following on from the earlier companion volume In the Beginning: The Brain, Early Development and Learning [ISBN 978 1 74286 032 9 (2012) ], this book provides a wealth of information for a diverse readership - including health professionals, teachers, and parents - with a shared interest in understanding the needs of young people and helping them realize their potential. Drawing on latest international research linking adolescent development and neuroscience, the highly accessible and engaging style covers the chronological development from pubescence to early adulthood. *** "Teachers, parents, and researchers will value this book. Recommended." -- Choice, August 2015, Vol. 52, No. 12 [Subject: Youth Studies, Family Studies, Adolescent Development, Neuroscience, Psychology, Education, Health]

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