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What are they thinking?! : the straight facts about the risk-taking, social-networking, still-developing teen brain

Author: Aaron M White; Scott Swartzwelder
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Discusses the most recent breakthroughs in adolescent brain research as they relate to social networking, drugs, mental health, driving, and other aspects of teen life, in a guide to understanding and dealing with teen behaviors.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron M White; Scott Swartzwelder
ISBN: 9780393065800 0393065804
OCLC Number: 783163650
Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Teens and their brains. A work in progress ; The frontal lobes : captains of the ship ; Beyond the frontal lobes ; White matter matters ; Show some emotion ; The reward system and the pursuit of pleasure ; To stress or not to stress ; The straight dope on the dopamine connection --
Mental health. Stress ; From stress to anxiety ; Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ; Depression ; Suicide ; Anorexia nervosa ; Bulimia nervosa ; Schizophrenia --
Food. Food for thought ; The trouble with sugar ; The trouble with caffeine ; How many calories do adolescents need? ; When does overweight become obese? ; Anorexia and bulimia ; What should teens eat? --
Sleep. This is your brain on sleep ; Setting the brain's clock ; How much sleep do teens need? ; The importance of bedtime ; Tips for improving teen sleep --
Driving. Driving : a whole brain exercise ; Driving on the wrong side of the brain ; Why bad accidents happen to good teens ; Graduated licensing ; Keeping teen drivers safe --
The digital world. This is your brain on social media ; Social animals and cyber peeps ; Lost and found in the land of games ; The terrible power of viral humiliation ; I heart you ; The pornographication of the teenage brain ; Computing time on the computer --
Sex and sexuality. The battle of the teenage sexes ; The real story on hormones ; I don't like that attitude! ; The word of the day is : sex ; Abstinence or contraception ; Pornography ; Talking to teens about sex --
Drugs. The power of reward ; The addictable teen brain ; From stimulants to opiates : the 411 on individual drugs ; Keeping your teen off drugs --
Violence. Bang! pow! pop! ; Violence short-circuits brains and lives ; The dangers of desensitization ; Bullying ; Television violence ; Video game violence ; Minimizing violence --
Afterword. Helping teens take healthy risks ; What more can we do?
Responsibility: Aaron M. White, PhD, Scott Swartzwelder, PhD.

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