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The adolescent brain : learning, reasoning, and decision making

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edited by Valerie F. Reyna, Sandra B. Chapman, Michael R. Doughtery ... [et al.]. --Washington, DC: American Psychological Association , c2012.
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The period from adolescence through young adulthood is one of great promise and vulnerability. As teenagers approach maturity, they must develop and apply the skills and habits necessary to navigate adulthood and compete in an ever more technological and globalized world. But as parents and researchers have long known, there is a crucial dichotomy between adolescents' cognitive competence and their frequent inability to utilize that competence in everyday decision-making. This volume brings to…
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Reyna, Valerie F
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edited by Valerie F. Reyna, Sandra B. Chapman, Michael R. Doughtery ... [et al.]
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (475 p.)
ISBN
9781433810718
1433810719 (electronic bk)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Psychology, Adolescent
Mental Processes
Decision Making
Subjects (LCSH)
Adolescent psychology
Cognition in adolescence
Abstract
The period from adolescence through young adulthood is one of great promise and vulnerability. As teenagers approach maturity, they must develop and apply the skills and habits necessary to navigate adulthood and compete in an ever more technological and globalized world. But as parents and researchers have long known, there is a crucial dichotomy between adolescents' cognitive competence and their frequent inability to utilize that competence in everyday decision-making. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to examine how the adolescent brain develops, and how this development impacts various aspects of reasoning and decision-making, from the use and function of memory and representation, to judgment, mathematical problem-solving, and the construction of meaning.
Contents
Anatomic magnetic resonance imaging of the developing child and adolescent brain / Jay N. Giedd ... [et al.] -- Semantic and associative relations in adolescents and young adults : examining a tenuous dichotomy / Ken McRae, Saman Khalkhali, and Mary Hare -- Representation and transfer of abstract mathematical concepts in adolescence and young adulthood / Jennifer A. Kaminski and Vladimir M. Sloutsky -- A value of concrete learning materials in adolescence / Kristen P. Blair and Daniel L. Schwartz -- Higher order strategic gist reasoning in adolescence / Sandra B. Chapman, Jacquelyn F. Gamino, and Raksha Anand Mudar -- Better measurement of higher cognitive processes through learning trajectories and diagnostic assessments in mathematics : the challenge in adolescence / Jere Confrey -- Adolescent reasoning in mathematical and nonmathematical domains : exploring the paradox / Eric Knuth ... [et al.] -- Training the adolescent brain : neural plasticity and the acquisition of cognitive abilities / Sharona M. Atkins ... [et al.] -- Higher cognition is altered by noncognitive factors : how affect enhances and disrupts mathematics performance in adolescence and young adulthood / Mark H. Ashcraft and Nathan O. Rudig -- Risky behavior in adolescents : the role of the developing brain / Adriana Galván -- Affective motivators and experience in adolescents' development of health-related behavior patterns / Sandra L. Schneider and Christine M. Caffray -- Judgment and decision making in adolescence : separating intelligence from rationality / Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, and Maggie E. Toplak -- A fuzzy trace theory of adolescent risk taking : beyond self-control and sensation seeking / Christian F. Chick and Valerie F. Reyna -- Paradoxes of the adolescent brain in cognition, emotion, and rationality / Valerie F. Reyna and Michael R. Dougherty.
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