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    Adolescent Language

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    features of adolescent language and the subsequent attitudes towards them, mainly from the realm of adulthood. Adolescent language appears to experience the most change compared to the language use of either younger children or older speakers, and this is likely due to the idea that around the time of puberty, individuals undergo a large and impactful social change, as their environments, attitudes and stimuli change. As a result, teen language comes to be linked to social change and is used by and individual as a way of projecting themselves in a society and creating a more individual identity for themselves. However, there seem to be a number of attitudes expressed by older speakers,…

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    Poverty Adolescents

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    Observations show that poverty adolescents ranging from the age of five months to four years have slower brain growth due to the lack of nutrition (Lipina, Colombo 80). Cognitive function processes in poverty adolescents usually do not function correctly due to the lack of nutrition (Lipina, Colombo 81). The observed adolescents went into an MRI screening; the adolescents from a low-income family had lower volumes of gray matter than the adolescents with high-income families (Lipina, Colombo…

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    ADHD In Adolescents

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    in the United States over the past years are alarming. This issue is of great concern to not only adolescents but parents. Each year ADHD diagnoses are on the rise. The percentage goes up three present each year. In 2011 approximately 6.4 million adolescents were diagnosed with ADHD in the United States alone. Each year diagnoses go up by three percent. If this is true than as of 2016 there are on average 7.3 million adolescents diagnosed with ADHD in the United States. Eight-five to ninety…

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    Adolescent Sexting

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    Sexting, a word growing popular as the new generation rises. The word ‘sexting’ is abbreviated from sexual text message. Sexting can be defined as sending or receiving messages with explicit content (pictures or So why do people send explicit pictures? Is it because of the media displaying more sexualized ideas in music videos and films and celebrity modeling? What are the effects of sexting on adolescents when exposed to sexual messages at a younger adolescent age verses an older adolescent…

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    Introduction Perfectionism in adolescents has become a concern for many adults and school professionals working with adolescents. Learning how to work with adolescents who inherit some perfectionistic characteristics begins with how one describes perfectionism. Counseling students with perfectionism can become increasingly difficult if we are unable to understand the path from which perfectionism comes. Is this perfectionism innate and personally driven or is it driven by outside forces…

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    Introduction Gender has been defined as the characteristics of women and men that happen to be socially constructed for purposes of giving them a real identity of who they are. Gender identifies people as either men or women (Daly, et al., 2002). Again, gender plays a significant role in the way that adolescents suffering from mental health issues are handled. In most cases gender happens to play an important role in the way that rehabilitation is applied in solving mental health issues in…

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    The average adolescent is exposed to alcohol by their teenage years, which is typically by their 18’s and 20’s close to the legal drinking age limit which is 21 so not much effect is done to their development at the time. The adolescent who is exposed to alcohol at a young age starting at 13 is more likely to start drinking alcohol because they’re so exposed to it they think its okay. If their parents or friends drink then just like anything else, the adolescent will want to participate with…

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    Adolescent Homelessness As of today our adolescent homelessness is becoming a major problem in the United States. I am going to talk about the causes, the consequences, and the programs that may help them off the streets. So, why do these adolescents become homeless in the first place? Well the meaning of homelessness is a person or individual without a permanent home who may live on the streets, stay in a shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned house or a vehicle or…

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    Arnett, J. J. (2000). Optimistic bias in adolescent and adult smokers and nonsmokers. Addictive Behaviors, 25(4), 625-632. There have been several researches detailing the addictive use of cigarettes and its effect on the human brain. This effect greatly impacts adults but also severely has a greater influence on adolescents and emerging adults. Many individuals are found every year to die from the atrocities of smoking addictions but this fact does not attain the youth to the point of the…

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    In this article the focus was on how there haven’t been many studies done on how the adolescent brain changes during puberty over the years, but that is slowly changing. The authors also talked about some of the experiments and studies that have been done already dealing with the adolescent brain. The focus of some of these studies ranged from White Matter (WM) and Gray Matter (GM) to the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC). When the authors were talking about WM and GM it was stated that throughout…

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