Psych 1603 Ch 11 - Technology Television Computers The...

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Unformatted text preview: Technology Television Computers The "internet" Better health care Faster travel Risk Factors HIV/AIDS Sex Violent & sexual imagery "Designer" drugs Crime Most adolescents are happy, self controlled, confident, and able to deal with stress. How do teens make good decisions? "It is an enormous error...to confuse adolescents' enthusiasm for trying on new identities and enjoying moderate amounts of outrageous behavior with hostility toward parental and societal standards." Puberty Menarche/Spermarche Pituitary Gland Hormones Hypothalamus Gonads Physical changes Body image Exploration Experimentation Sexual identity Loss of virginity Drugs, alcohol, smoking STD's & pregnancy Eating disorders Poor nutrition Reckless behavior Suicide Emotional support Set reasonable limits LISTEN Understand that your teen is an individual Never lose faith in the child Intervene when outside help is needed Hypotheticaldeductive reasoning Egocentrism Imaginary audience Personal fable Decision making Critical thinking Transition to high school Educational methods Topdog phenomenon Social environment Dropout rates Service learning From the movie, The Breakfast Club ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PSYCH 1603 taught by Professor Ding during the Spring '08 term at Texas Woman's University.

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