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The teen brain research : critical perspectives

Sercombe, Howard (2010) The teen brain research : critical perspectives. Youth and Policy, 105. pp. 71-80.

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Abstract

The new generation of brain research, using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and other techniques, has been making an increasing impact on our understanding of young people and the application of policy. A previous article in this journal outlined the positive contribution of these findings in relation to young people and their social environment. However, the interpretation of data associated with this field of research is frequently locked into old deficit models of youth, with potentially serious consequences for policy. This article outlines some problems in interpretation in brain science, especially as it applies to young people, and urges brain scientists and social scientists to collaborate.

Item type: Article
ID code: 35851
Keywords: brain, MRI, adolescence, teen , risk, Theory and practice of education, Sociology
Subjects: Education > Theory and practice of education
Social Sciences > Sociology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Community Education
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2011 14:40
    Last modified: 07 Dec 2012 11:48
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/35851

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