Social Development Research

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Development of the social brain during adolescence. Images Authors: Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne , Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, United Kingdom, [email protected] Address: Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London 17 Queen Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3AR, [email protected] Source: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology , Vol 61(1), Jan, 2008. pp. 40- 49. Page Count: 10 Publisher: United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis. Other Journal Titles: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A: Human Experimental Psychology ISSN: 1747-0218 (Print) 1747-0226 (Electronic) Language: English Keywords: Social brain; adolescence; puberty; hormonal changes; physical changes; adolescent development Abstract: Adolescence is usually defined as the period of psychological and social transition between childhood and adulthood. The beginning of adolescence, around the onset of puberty, is characterized by large hormonal and physical changes. The transition from childhood to adulthood is also characterized by psychological changes in terms of identity, self-consciousness, and cognitive flexibility. In the past decade, it has been demonstrated that various regions of the human brain undergo development during adolescence and beyond. Some of the brain regions
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