Inventing Ourselves

Inventing Ourselves

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, one of the world's leading researchers into adolescent neurology, explains precisely what is going on in the complex and fascinating brains of teenagers--namely that the brain goes on developing and changing ...

Author: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1541742745

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior The brain creates every feeling, emotion, and desire we experience, and stores every one of our memories. And yet, until very recently, scientists believed our brains were fully developed from childhood on. Now, thanks to imaging technology that enables us to look inside the living human brain at all ages, we know that this isn't so. Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, one of the world's leading researchers into adolescent neurology, explains precisely what is going on in the complex and fascinating brains of teenagers--namely that the brain goes on developing and changing right through adolescence--with profound implications for the adults these young people will become. Drawing from cutting-edge research, including her own, Blakemore shows: How an adolescent brain differs from those of children and adults Why problem-free kids can turn into challenging teens What drives the excessive risk-taking and all-consuming relationships common among teenagers And why many mental illnesses--depression, addiction, schizophrenia--present during these formative years Blakemore's discoveries have transformed our understanding of the teenage mind, with consequences for law, education policy and practice, and, most of all, parents.
Categories: Psychology

Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Gro stadtdschungel

Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Gro  stadtdschungel

Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren.

Author: Menno Schilthuizen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783423434454

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren. Regenwürmer kommen bestens zurecht in verdreckter Innenstadterde. Motten fliegen nicht mehr ins Licht. Gras gedeiht prächtig auf zinkdurchsetztem Boden. Und Kojoten warten an Ampeln. Tiere legen ererbte Verhaltensweisen ab. Man kann Evolution in Echtzeit beobachten, und das mitten in der Stadt. Das ist das große Wunder, das in diesem Buch gewürdigt wird.
Categories: Science

Inventing Ourselves

Inventing Ourselves

The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. Contents. Cover About the Book Title Page Dedication 1 Adolescence isn't an aberration 2 A sense of self 3 Fitting in 4 Inside the skull 5 Inside the living brain 6 The ...

Author: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473527256

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Winner of the 2020 British Psychological Society Popular Science Prize Winner of the 2018 Royal Society Science Book Prize. ........................................................................................ Up to the minute brain science from a world class scientist. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains how the adolescent brain transforms as it develops and shapes the adults we become. 'Beautifully written with clarity, expertise and honesty about the most important subject for all of us. I couldn't put it down.' - Professor Robert Winston 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.
Categories: Social Science

You Can Change the World

You Can Change the World

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, in her book Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain, writes that adolescents have a greater capacity for change than adults because their brain is developing. She says: 'Adolescence is ...

Author: Margaret Rooke

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784508975

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 320

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This inspirational book tells the stories of more than 50 of today's teenagers who've dared to change the world they live in. It's been written to show other teens they can do the same. Bestselling author Margaret Rooke asks teens about their experiences of being volunteers, social entrepreneurs and campaigners, online and beyond. They explain how they have survived in a world often obsessed by celebrity, social media and appearance, by refusing to conform to other's expectations. If you want to achieve against the odds and create genuine impact, this book may be the encouragement you need. The interviews cover race, sexuality, violence, grief, neurodiversity, bullying and other issues central to life today. Read about teens from around the world including Trisha, 18, who has invented a way of preventing bullying online Dillon, 18, who takes damaged and donated clothing and upcycles it for the homeless Guro, 13, who persuaded a pop band to portray women differently in its video 'Happy D', 19, who learned to read at 14 and found ways to build his confidence Heraa, 19, who fights Islamophobia online. Ruben, 18, bullied because of Down's Syndrome, now a successful actor Lucy who, at 14, walked into Tesco head office and persuaded them not to sell eggs from caged hens. Cameron, 17, who has cerebral palsy and was side-lined by soccer teams who set up his own team 'Adversity United' Alex, 18, who broke his back on his 15th birthday and says his injury has taught him to care for others Amika, 18, who fights 'Period Poverty' Jesse, 15, who's seven feet tall and embraces his stature Billy, 18, who wore full make up every day at high school And many more
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Teacher and the Teenage Brain

The Teacher and the Teenage Brain

Further reading Blakemore, S-J (2019) “ Inventing ourselves: The secret life of the teenage brain ”. Transworld Publishers/Penguin, London. Galvan, A (2017) “ The neuroscience of adolescence ”. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Author: John Coleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000390537

Category: Education

Page: 158

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The Teacher and the Teenage Brain is essential reading for all teachers and students of education. This book offers a fascinating introduction to teenage brain development and shows how this knowledge has changed the way we understand young people. It provides a critical insight into strategies for improving relationships in the classroom and helping both adults and teenagers cope better with this stage of life. Dr John Coleman shows how teachers and students can contribute to healthy brain development. The book includes information about memory and learning, as well as guidance on motivation and the management of stress. Underpinned by his extensive work with schools, Dr Coleman offers advice on key topics including the importance of sleep, the social brain, moodiness, risk and risk-taking and the role of hormones. This book is extensively illustrated with examples from classrooms and interviews with teachers. It explicitly links research and practice to create a comprehensive, accessible guide to new knowledge about teenage brain development and its importance for education. Accompanied by a website providing resources for running workshops with teachers and parents, as well as an outline of a lesson plan for students, The Teacher and the Teenage Brain offers an innovative approach to the understanding of the teenage brain. This book represents an important contribution to teacher training and to the enhancement of learning in the classroom.
Categories: Education

The Incredible Teenage Brain

The Incredible Teenage Brain

(2008) 'The social brain in adolescence.' Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9, 267–277. Blakemore, S-J. (2018) Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain. New York: Doubleday. Blakemore, S-J. and Mills, K.L. (2014) 'Is ...

Author: Bettina Hohnen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784509521

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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This book is a must read for anyone parenting, teaching or supporting teens, who wants to empower them to reach their potential. Written by a team of clinical psychologists, it leads you through tried and tested strategies to build strong relationships and improve communication with young people as they develop, learn and grow. In the book we learn that the 'teenage brain' is unique which gives us an incredible opportunity for change and development, but it is also a time when young people are particularly sensitive and potentially vulnerable . It guides you through ways to communicate effectively with teens without negatively affecting their self-esteem. There are plenty of tips about what to say, what not say and the best mindset to use with teens, day to day. The authors draw from the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, years of clinical expertise and first-hand parenting experience. It's relatable like your best friend's advice, and informed by scientific evidence - easy to read, hard to put down.
Categories: Psychology

Your Amazing Teen Brain

Your Amazing Teen Brain

Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain. 1st ed. New York: PublicAffairs. Blakemore, S-J., and K. L. Mills. 2014. “Is Adolescence a Sensitive Period for Sociocultural Processing?” Annual Review of Psychology 65(1): ...

Author: Elisa Nebolsine

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781684038060

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Your teen brain is amazing! These fun and easy “brain hacks” will help you make the most of your growing mind, deal with ALL the feelings, build friendships, and face life’s challenges with confidence. As a teen, your brain is changing—a lot! Your feelings are bigger and more intense. Friends and peers are more important than ever before. You’re discovering who you are as a person, and what matters to you. And you’re also starting to understand how the world works—and not all of it is sunshine and roses. If you’re like many other teens, you may feel overwhelmed by these changes. And that’s okay! In Your Amazing Teen Brain, you’ll find skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and neuroscience to help you take advantage of your growing mind, manage difficult emotions, build better relationships, and face all the challenges of growing up—from academic pressure to social drama. You’ll also gain a better understanding of how your brain works and why the teen years are so intense, and find real skills you can use to stay cool when emotions take over. Life as a teen is exciting and challenging, and your brain is energized and ready for change. With this unique guide, you’ll learn to make the most of your growing brain, so you can be your very best. What are you waiting for?
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

What Every Parent Should Know About Education

What Every Parent Should Know About Education

Additionally Sarah - Jayne Blakemore's award - winning Inventing Ourselves : The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain ( 2018 ) is a fascinating and very readable explanation of adolescence . Highly recommended if you want to take a peek ...

Author: Chris Atherton

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781913063153

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 171

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What do you really know about how children learn? How helpful are different types of assessment and what do the results mean? Is homework necessary and how you can you encourage your child at home? Will ability groups and setting help your child achieve more? How do you choose the right school to suit your child? The government and the media have a lot to say about education, but what is the evidence behind these debates? This book walks you through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information. It covers topics including school choice, testing and assessment, homework and revision, primary- and secondary-specific topics, stress and mental health, and special needs. Most importantly it ensures you will be able to ask schools the right questions, interact positively with teachers and effectively support your child throughout their education. "Chris & Stuart have written a parent's guide that is jam packed with practical advice, research and informative summaries that any parent can use to support their child to succeed at school. It's organised so you can easily dip in and out when looking for information and guidance, and gives answers to questions that parents may have about their child's education. I recommend this book to all parents & guardians that want to work alongside their child's school to get the best out of their time there." Dawn Cox, Teacher and Blogger
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Bullied Brain

The Bullied Brain

Alex Renton, Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2017). 12. Anthes, “Bullied Brain,” 1. 13. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage ...

Author: Ph. D Fraser

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781633887794

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Why do we say we have zero tolerance for bullying, but adult society is rife with it and it is an epidemic among children? Because the injuries that all forms of bullying and abuse do to brains are invisible. We ignore them, fail to heal them, and they become cyclical and systemic. Bullying and abuse are at the source of much misery in our lives. Because we are not taught about our brains, let alone how much they are impacted by bullying and abuse, we do not have a way to avoid this misery, heal our scars, or restore our health. In The Bullied Brain readers learn about the evidence doctors, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and neuroscientists have gathered, that shows the harm done by bullying and abuse to your brain, and how you can be empowered to protect yourself and all others. Not only is it critically important to discover how much your mental health is contingent on what has sculpted and shaped the world inside your head, it is also the first step in learning ways to recover. While your brain is vulnerable to bullying and abuse, it is at the same time remarkably adept at repairing all kinds of traumas and injuries. The first part of The Bullied Brain outlines what the research shows bullying and abuse do to your brain. The second part of the book, "The Stronger Brain" provides case studies of adults and children who have undergone focused training to heal their neurological scars and restore their health. These accessible and practical lessons can be integrated into your life. Strengthening your brain acts as an effective antidote to the bullying and abuse that are rampant in society. Foreword by Dr. Michael Merzenich, "the father of neuroplasticity," and he also contributes his knowledge, insights, and research in The Bullied Brain to help show you how to empower your brain to fulfill its power and potential.
Categories: Psychology

Coming to Our Senses

Coming to Our Senses

A Boy Who Learned to See, a Girl Who Learned to Hear, and How We All Discover the World Susan R. Barry ... S.-J. Blakemore, Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain (New York: Public Affairs, 2018). 9.

Author: Susan R. Barry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781541675162

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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A neurobiologist reexamines the personal nature of perception in this groundbreaking guide to a new model for our senses. We think of perception as a passive, mechanical process, as if our eyes are cameras and our ears microphones. But as neurobiologist Susan R. Barry argues, perception is a deeply personal act. Our environments, our relationships, and our actions shape and reshape our senses throughout our lives. This idea is no more apparent than in the cases of people who gain senses as adults. Barry tells the stories of Liam McCoy, practically blind from birth, and Zohra Damji, born deaf, in the decade following surgeries that restored their senses. As Liam and Zohra learned entirely new ways of being, Barry discovered an entirely new model of the nature of perception. Coming to Our Senses is a celebration of human resilience and a powerful reminder that, before you can really understand other people, you must first recognize that their worlds are fundamentally different from your own.
Categories: Psychology