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Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain (Paperback)

By Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne

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Beautifully written with clarity, expertise and honesty about the most important subject for all of us. I couldn't put it down. - Robert Winston Our adolescence provides a lens through which we can see ourselves anew. It is fundamental to how we invent ourselves. Drawing upon her... cutting-edge research Professor Blakemore explores: * What makes the adolescent brain different? * Why does an easy child become a challenging teenager? * What drives the excessive risk-taking and the need for intense friendships common to teenagers? * Why it is that many mental illnesses - depression, addiction, schizophrenia - begin during these formative years. And she shows that while adolescence is a period of vulnerability, it is also a time of enormous creativity and opportunity.
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ISBN 9781784161347
Released NZ 7 May 2019
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784161347
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Black Swan
Released 7 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne
Category Social Groups: Adolescents
Child & Developmental Psychology
The Self, Ego, Identity, Personality
Popular Science
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 612.820835
Weight 178g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Neurosciences - Popular works, Brain - Popular works - Growth, Adolescent psychology - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly