It's a Girl Thing

Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Educating and Raising Girls

ISBN13 : 9781922607089

Author(s) : Dr Michael C. Nagel

Publisher : Amba Press, 2021

SKU : 5559BK

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What's really going on inside the head of a girl? What can neuroscience teach us about educating and raising girls?

This engaging book takes a close look at the female brain—how it develops, and how it is different—and the crucial role it plays in how a girl thinks, learns and engages with the world.

Using the latest neuroscientific research, Dr Michael C. Nagel explores the neurological differences that exist between boys and girls, and how this shapes their behaviour, learning, growth and development. Exploring female aggression, self-esteem, relationships, emotional problems, peer-contagion and the challenges of technology, Nagel offers solutions and ideas for parents and teachers.

Drawing on the latest research, Nagel applies neuroscientific insight to the common problems girls face, and argues that by understanding why girls do what they do, we can better work with them to increase their wellbeing and educational outcomes.


Michael C. Nagel, PhD, is an educator, researcher, author, mentor and parent. As Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Dr Nagel teaches and researches in the areas of cognition, learning and neurological development. He has written numerous books, including ACER Press titles In the Beginning and In the Middle, and delivers workshops and seminars for parents and teachers nationally and internationally linking brain theory with the everyday realities of raising and educating children.