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Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing BrainIntegrating Brain and Prevention Science$
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Daniel Romer and Elaine F. Walker

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306255

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.001.0001

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The Developing Adolescent Brain in Socioeconomic Context

The Developing Adolescent Brain in Socioeconomic Context

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(p.373) Chapter 16 The Developing Adolescent Brain in Socioeconomic Context
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Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain
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Martha J. Farah

Kimberly G. Noble

Hallam Hurt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.003.0016

This chapter aims to understand the neurocognitive basis of the influence of socioeconomic status (SES) on adolescent development. It shows that both executive and language function vary with SES. Working memory and cognitive control have the strongest relationship to SES. The chapter concludes that there is no detectable relationship between SES and reward processing, another form of executive function that is predictive of real-world life outcomes.

Keywords:   socioeconomic status, executive function, language function, working memory, cognitive control

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