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ERIC Number: ED495589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan-18
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-2611-9
The Adolescent Brain: Reaching for Autonomy
Sylwester, Robert
Corwin Press
In this enlightening volume, expert educator Robert Sylvester explains how adults can better understand teenagers through an engaging discussion of the adolescent brain. Readers will learn how to: (1) Mentor adolescents rather than attempt to manage and control them; (2) Nurture creativity, imagination, and individuality; and (3) Understand such critical issues as sexuality and bonding,productivity and vocation, morality and ethics, risk and security, technology and drugs, collaboration and autonomy, and more. Familiar examples and nontechnical language make this an accessible resource appropriate for rewarding classroom or family discussion. Following a preface, this book presents nine chapters: (1) Adolescence in Contemporary Society: Being Somewhat Confused; (2) Brain Organization and Development: Being Human; (3) Sexuality and Bonding: Maintaining Our Species; (4) Productivity and Vocation: Maintaining Our Planet; (5) Morality and Ethics: Maintaining Our Culture; (6) Risks and Security: Going Beyond the Known; (7) Technology and Drugs: Going Beyond Nature; (8) The Arts and Humanities: Going Beyond Reality; and (9) Collaboration and Autonomy: Going Beyond Adolescence. Appended are: (1) Neurotransmitters and Neural Transmission; and (2) The Cerebral Cortex. A glossary; list of references and resources; and an index conclude the book.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
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