Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 47, Issue 8, pp 1789–1793 | Cite as

Eveline Crone: The Adolescent Brain: Changes in Learning, Decision-making and Social Relations in the Unique Developmental Period of Adolescence Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 2017, 156pp, ISBN-13: 978-1138855960

  • Kristin WidjojoEmail author
Book Review

The Adolescent Brain: Changes in Learning, Decision-Making and Social Relations in the Unique Developmental Period of Adolescence, by Eveline Crone, gives us new insights on adolescence using the latest studies and information on the adolescent brain. It explains what happens in the brain during adolescence and how those changes in turn affects an individual. Crone describes the differences in the adolescent brain compared to that of adults, and how this explains the actions and behaviors of the respective social groups. The book provides an overall view on adolescence and provides a new perspective of looking upon the behavior and motivations of adolescents. Crone prominently highlights the importance of the book, as the author helps us better understand and helps us look for a better solution when dealing with adolescents, while buttressing her arguments with solid scientific evidence. The book also adopts a neutral stance by listing not only the benefits but also the possible...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA

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