Adolescent Brain Development: Implications for Behavior

Other | July 24, 2012

byMichelle K. Jetha, Michelle K. Jetha, Sidney Segalowitz

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This comprehensive yet brief overview of the adolescent human brain discusses how the brain develops during this critical period of life and how that development impacts decision-making and risk-taking behavior in the adolescent.



  • This originated as a white paper requested by the Canadian government for a specific group looking to understand adolescent brain development in the context of adolescent behaviour
  • The paper was not made available to the Canadian government outside of the specific task force that requested it nor to the general public

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This comprehensive yet brief overview of the adolescent human brain discusses how the brain develops during this critical period of life and how that development impacts decision-making and risk-taking behavior in the adolescent.This originated as a white paper requested by the Canadian government for a specific group looking to unders...

Michelle Jetha is a research associate of the Brock University Centre for Lifespan Development Research, works in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab, and teaches at McMaster and Brock Universities. She completed her PhD in 2007, examining electrophysiological responses to social and affective stimuli in individuals with schiz...

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Format:OtherDimensions:100 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012397917X

ISBN - 13:9780123979179

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: STRUCTURAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN LATE CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENCE AND EARLY ADULTHOOD

CHAPTER 2: CONNECTIVITY

CHAPTER 3: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER 4: HOW GENES AND ENVIRONMENT WORK TOGETHER TO INFLUENCE BRAIN MORPHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY MAKERS