Frances E. Jensen ( PDF ) The Teenage Brain A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults


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  1. says:

    I read this because I teach 7th grade and I'm teaching a research writing unit on brain development so unlike my few other 1 star reviews I actually read the whole thingI'll paraphrase each chapter for you My children are great Here's some science Here's a completely unresearched anecdote I heard from somebody that relates to the science My children are great because I talked to them I'm great Also drugs are b

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    This is a book about trying to understand adolescent behavior by learning about adolescent brain development She cites a number of studies and includes anecdotes from her life as well as her acuaintances' It began with a general overview about how brains develop in the adolescent years and how teen brains are very different from adult brains Then she dove into a DARE esue portion where she gave as many reasons as she could why

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    I'm a teacher switching grade levels so I found this uite helpful especially since I am a newcomer to much of the material I found her explanations of what's physically going on in the brain throughout adolescence super h

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    I tried I did I just couldn't Jensen knows a lot about Neuroscience I believe her on that one But I'm really concerned whether she actually paid attention to what she wrote here or whether she andor her ghostwriter if she had one just summarized statistics from a powerpointIt's a pity because this could have been a really useful interesting book about how our brains function and how they function on adolescence But once she gets out of t

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    The uestion of whether my 14 year old son was a narcissistic pathological liar or was just experiencing immature teenage brain syndrome was running rampant through my mind as I wandered through Barnes and Noble last week when this book appeared on the New Reads table with what seemed divine intervention I didn't even uestion the pri

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    I heard about this up to date book about development and neuroscience of the adolescent brain on a radio interview I would recommend the book because the research data is current and relevant and thought provoking but I found that the book was repetitive links to the frontal lobe not yet developed and provided too much ca

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    Obviously every chapter in this book could have it's own book but the author pulls out just enough information on each topic to be helpful to parents and share some interesting anecdotal stories to illustrate the points presentedCertain chap

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    Completely terrifying The author clearly details teens' increased susceptibility to tobacco alcohol marijuana hard core drugs stress gambling internet addiction and concussion In addition she explains how neurological conseuences of these dangers are magnified for adolescents Basically it's a wonder any of us lived into our twentie

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    I skimmed this so you can take my review with a grain of salt However I can say that it really seemed the author does not understand the difference between correlation and causality Also while she shares plenty of horror stories and plenty of desperate letters that parents send to her she has very few solutions

  10. says:

    The Teenage Brain gave a broad picture of brain development during adolescents and young adults As a parent I find this book useful to a certain degree Different brain regions have different development schedule A human brai

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

Has been shown to cause lingering memory problems and long term use can affect later adulthood I Multi tasking causes divided attention and can reduce learning ability Emotionally stressful situations in adolescence can have permanent effects on mental health and may lead to higher risk for certain neuropsychiatric disorders such as depressionRigorous yet accessible warm yet direct The Teenage Brain sheds new light on young adults and provides practical suggestions for how parents schools and even the legal system can better help them during this crucial peri. I skimmed this so you can take my review with a grain of salt However I can say that it really seemed the author does not understand the difference between correlation and causality Also while she shares plenty of horror stories and plenty of desperate letters that parents send to her she has very few solutions or advice other than talk to your children I was going that anyway thanks very much

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An internationally respected neurologist offers a revolutionary look at the brains of adolescents providing surprising insights including why smart kids often do stupid things and practical advice for adults and teensIn this groundbreaking accessible book Dr Frances E Jensen a mother teacher researcher and internationally known expert in neurology introduces us to the mystery and magic of the teen brain One of the first books to focus exclusively on the neurological development of adolescents The Teenage Brain presents new findings dispels widespread myths and. I m a teacher switching grade levels so I found this uite helpful especially since I am a newcomer to much of the material I found her explanations of what s physically going on in the brain throughout adolescence super helpful in making a foundation for the style of teaching I intend to adapt as I switch grade levels and providing the immediate reference to point to if anyone has any uestions as to why I do what I do I ve since found a few other books that essentially say a lot of the same things so it seems there s a consensusSome of this is geared specifically towards parents rather than just people working with adolescents and there are parts that might be specifically helpful to counselors than teachers but I think the important points work for everyone dealing with a teenager The book can be somewhat repetitive at times and there are definitely some chapters that I didn t find super relevant to me but I d say over half of the chapters were than worth reading and I expect I will refer back to this book repeatedly this year

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Provides practical suggestions for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage for both adults and adolescentsInterweaving easy to follow scientific data with anecdotes drawn from her experiences as a parent clinician and public speaker Dr Jensen explores adolescent brain functioning and development including learning and memory and investigates the impact of influences such as drugs multitasking sleep and stress The Teenage Brain reveals how Adolescents may not be as resilient to the effects of drugs as we previously thought Occasional use of marijuana. I heard about this up to date book about development and neuroscience of the adolescent brain on a radio interview I would recommend the book because the research data is current and relevant and thought provoking but I found that the book was repetitive links to the frontal lobe not yet developed and provided too much case study about the primary author s own family The book first provides an overview of brain biology and physiology and is then well organized into chapters about topics such as sleep drugs and crime including references to relevant news stories The adolescent and his or her developing brain is especially vulnerable to drug addiction cigarettes marijuana other drugs mental illness and repeated concussions The adolescent s phase shifted sleep cycle is convincingly shown to be late waking and late sleeping a contrast from the early to bed and early to rise pattern of the young child Concerning is the chronic sleep deprivation of teenagers and the dependence on energy drinks to stay alert and awake Clearly the generally early start times for high schools need to be reevaluated and the author shows benefits to the students in schools that made adjustments The author s suggestions of how to apply the knowledge about the neuroscience of the adolescent brain have no references Also the chapter about juvenile delinuency and the author s role in recent Supreme Court precedents to consider the potential for rehabilitation in the adolescent offender does not include research about the effectiveness of juvenile rehabilitation programs The author makes neuroscience and adolescent brain development accessible to the parents of teenagers and provides useful information but she compromises on science by talking about her own children and family friends and by providing advice based on what she did as a parent of teenagers

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Teenage Brain A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Frances E. Jensen
  • en
  • 22 July 2019
  • 9780062067845

About the Author: Frances E. Jensen

Dr Frances E Jensen is chair of the department of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania As a mother teacher researcher clinician and freuent lecturer to parents and teens she is in a uniue position to explain to readers the workings of the teen brain