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The Adolescent Brain: Learning, Reasoning, and Decision Making

Book cover for The Adolescent Brain by Sandra B. Chapman, and et al.

American Psychological Association

Valerie F. Reyna, Sandra B. Chapman, Michael R. Dougherty and Jere Confrey

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Combining findings from cognitive, developmental and social psychologists with those of neuroscientists, this text addresses the importance of higher-order cognition in life-learning for adolescents and young adults. From mathematical problem-solving to judgment in everyday life, cognition plays an integral role in how children progress in terms of brain health. The Adolescent Brain: Learning, Reasoning, and Decision Making examines the mechanisms behind the process of adolescent learning and explores how the development of higher-order cognition in children can influence their life outcomes.

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Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

Chief Director Dee Wyly Distinguished Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Co-Leader, The BrainHealth Project

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