The Adolescent Brain

The Adolescent Brain : Changes in learning, decision-making and social relations

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In recent years there have been tremendous advances in understanding how brain development underlies behavioural changes in adolescence. Based on the latest discoveries in the research field, Eveline Crone examines changes in learning, emotions, face processing and social relationships in relation to brain maturation, across the fascinating period of adolescent development. This book covers new insights from brain research that help us to understand what happens when children turn into adolescents and from adolescents into young adults. Why do they show increases in sensation-seeking, risk-taking and sensitivity to opinions of friends? With the arrival of neuroimaging techniques, it is now possible to unravel what goes on in an individual's brain when completing cognitive tasks, when playing computer games, or when engaging in online social interactions. These findings inform us how children learn, control thoughts and actions, plan activities, control emotions and think about intentions of others, offering a new perspective on behavior and motivations of adolescents. This is the first comprehensive book to cover the many domains of adolescent brain development, stretching from cognitive, to affective to social development. It will be of great interest to students and researchers in the field of adolescent development and developmental cognitive neuroscience.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 362.87g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 black & white line drawings
  • 1138855952
  • 9781138855953

About Eveline A. Crone

Eveline A. Crone is Professor of Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology at Leiden University and is also Head of the Brain and Development Laboratory at Leiden, The Netherlands. Eveline's research includes the psychological and neural processes involved in cognitive control, self-regulation and social decision-making.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Imaging the adolescent brain 2. The learning brain: Executive functions 3. Complex decisions and risky choices 4. You're not angry, are you? The importance of recognizing facial emotions 5. Do I fit in or not? Acceptance and rejection 6. It's all about me. Self-concept 7. What will other people think? Perspective taking. 8. What should I do without friends? Friendships and relationships.show more