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  • Intervention In Adolescence

    Adolescence can be a difficult and stressful point in one’s life, and we know from the video and the readings this week that stress can be an environmental trigger to some genetic components of substance abuse and could likely increase one’s risk for developing an addictive disorder (Volkow, Janda, Nestler, & Levine, 2014). I enjoyed the video this week because it talked about addiction as a chronic disease and an issue of mental health instead of seeing it from a criminal perspective. The readings this week also touch on adolescence and why this age group may be so susceptible to addiction, and one of the reasons is because an “early onset of drug problems has been associated with increased risk of continued use in adulthood” (Bertrand et…

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  • Adolescence Observation

    The mental and process of things is different from one individual to another. Some are more responsible or are freer in their actions (adults), others are in between stages or must learn a new sense of about their own identity (adolescents). Adolescence can be a time of both confusion and great discovery. It is the time when an individual has more freedom than when he/she were a child, and not yet the responsibilities of an…

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  • Adolescence Transition

    The Adolescence period is the transition between childhood and young adulthood. It usually occurs during 10-19 years of age as defined by World Health Organization. This period is expected to be challenging for an individual due to the drastic and gradual changes in the physical, cognitive, emotional and psychological development of a child. Moreover, during this stage adolescents begins to fight for their independence and struggle for control. It is known to be a sensitive and crucial period as…

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  • Fidelity In Adolescence

    1, Key emotional aspects taking place in adolescence (A) Erikson was an ego psychologist, who emphasized the role of culture and society and the conflicts that can take place within the ego itself. According to Erikson, the ego develops as it successfully resolves crises that are distinctly social in nature. These involve establishing a sense of trust in others, developing a sense of identity in society, and helping the next generation prepare for the future. (McLeod, 2013). Erikson’s stage of…

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  • Annotated Bibliography On Adolescence

    Annotated Bibliography Kiesner, J., & Pastore, M. (2005). Differences in the Relations Between Antisocial Behavior and Peer Acceptance Across Contexts and Across Adolescence. Child Development, 76, 6, 1278-1293. This article examines the general variations within the relations between antisocial behavior and the way it compares to acceptance across contexts and across adolescence. The study believes that in adolescence antisocial behavior is performed and becomes absolutely related to peer…

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  • Hormonal Changes In Adolescence

    Adolescences are a growing population who are reported to have the same amount of stress level as that of adults or higher. Adolescences may develop stressors as they progress through school; from families, family economic status, peers, and social backgrounds. These stressors may affect their lives right now and can create a bigger deficit later on in their adult lives. They are more likely to develop bad habits, mental health, abuse substances, negative thoughts, become aggressive, depress,…

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  • Depression In Adolescence

    Depression in Adolescence Unipolar depressive disorder in children and adolescents is a problem across the world that has become very common, but is often not recognized correctly (Thapar, Collishaw, Pine, & Thapar, 2012). Depression in adolescents is associated with a substantial risk of suicide, is the second leading cause of death in this age group and at least half of those who attempted suicide have described symptoms associated with depressive disorders at the time of death (Hawthorn,…

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  • Adolescence Final Exam

    Final Exam 1. What does it mean to grow as a person? Adolescence (Chapters 9-10) Development is an intricate, unified process that takes place throughout the lifespan. In adolescence three main developmental tasks are underway including physical development, cognitive development, and identity development. Physical Development When speaking of physical development in adolescence, both genetic and environmental factors play a role in a process of sexual maturation known as puberty (p. 283).…

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  • Sociological Theory Of Adolescence

    So, literally, adolescence could mean the state of growing up from childhood to adulthood. It has also been noted that the formal study of adolescence began sometime in the 1940s.There has been a lack of consensus among scholars on the actual definition of adolescence and the major argument is that the concept can be viewed from different standpoint. A thorough understanding of adolescence in today 's society depends largely on information from various perspectives, most importantly from the…

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  • Identity Development In Adolescence

    There is an extensive amount of roles that one can distinguish themselves nowadays; which makes it understandable that someone would have troubling finding which role that they would fit into. For adolescents finding an identity to relate to can be a tremendous task, since they are exposed to so many new things during this time. The development of an identity is a hard one with it depends on what happens during adolescence. Some major influences on identity development in adolescence are based…

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