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Publication Date: 2 May 2013
Subject: Human body
Suitable for: Secondary
A guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour
Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant - frankly, spotty - louts that they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. This carefully researched, accessible and humorous explanation of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction and depressions, and what lies ahead.
p11 Brain basics
p22 Powerful emotions
p59 Sleep-and lots of it
p80 Taking risks
p110 Girls and boys - different bodies, different brains?
p145 The dark side - depression, addiction, self-harm and worse
p172 Getting brighter - your brilliant brain
p197 Author's note
p199 Useful websites
p200 Select bibliography & suggestions for further reading