Author(s): Michael C. Nagel
In the Middle: The adolescent brain, behaviour and learning explores current research into brain development in adolescence and the changes in the brain as humans move into adulthood. This book seeks to use neuroscience to help parents, teachers and adults better understand the changes that occur in the brain during the transition from childhood to adulthood. By understanding the science, we gain an opportunity to not only contribute positively to adolescent behaviour and learning but also enhance the day-to-day interactions and relationships that are vital to adolescent wellbeing. Following on from In the Beginning: The brain, early development and learning, In the Middle provides a wealth of information for a diverse readership - including health professionals, teachers and parents - with a shared interest in understanding the needs of young people and helping them realise their potential.
Key features:* Covers chronological development from pubescence to early adulthood * Draws on latest international research linking adolescent development and neuroscience * Focus on adolescent behaviour and how to understand and support adolescents * Highly accessible, engaging style that renders the science meaningful to a non-scientific market
Michael C. Nagel is an Associate Professor in the School of Science and Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. He teaches and researches in the areas of cognition, behaviour and learning and human development and early learning. Dr Nagel is one of Australia's leading experts in child development and has written a number of books and articles related to neurological development in children. He has also delivered over 200 workshops and seminars for parents and teachers nationally and internationally. Dr Nagel is also a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society and a feature writer for the 'Child' series of magazines which offers parenting advice to more than one million Australian readers.