Hachette Book Group’s privacy policy has been updated effective September 28, 2017. You can read the updated policy here. You can also email any questions to HBG-Privacy@hbgusa.com.

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, analyze site traffic, personalize content, and serve targeted advertisements. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer here. By continuing to use the site without changing settings, you consent to our use of cookies.

Inventing Ourselves

Inventing Ourselves

The Mysterious Workings of the Teenage Brain

Award-winning neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains the developmental journey our brains take during adolescence and how the experience of these years determines the adults we become.

Risk taking, intense relationships, going to bed and getting up late–what is going on in teenagers’ brains? Until very recently, we believed that the human brain stopped developing in childhood–that by the time you reached adolescence, your brain was fully developed. In Inventing Ourselves, award-winning neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore reveals that this is simply not the case.

Blakemore shows that there are fundamental differences between the adult and adolescent brain, and typical teenage behavior is caused by the transformations that take place during this formative period. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these physiological changes are most evident in the prefrontal cortex, the region responsible for decision-making, planning, inhibiting inappropriate behavior, evaluating risk, and understanding others.

With implications for education, parenting, and treating mental health conditions, Inventing Ourselves will transform the way we think about adolescence and reveal that the changes we experience throughout our teenage years dictate the adults we become.
Read More

Genre: Nonfiction / Psychology / Developmental / Adolescent

On Sale: May 15th 2018

Price: $18.99

Page Count: 256

ISBN-13: 9781610397322

What's Inside

Read More Read Less