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F08-BB-Chp 11 - Adolescence Chp 11 What is Adolescence A...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/5/09 Adolescence Chp 11
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10/5/09 What is Adolescence? A transitional stage in human development characterized by biological, social and psychological changes. Extends from 12-14 years to 19-21 years
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Conceptions of Biological Perspective Puberty Storm and stress Freud – genital stage Social Perspective Social and cultural influences Balanced Point of View Both biological and social influences
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10/5/09 “Parents, problems and hormones” (Steinberg, 2001) Normative explanation of adolescence needs: Development does not exist in a vacuum! A Shift in Perception
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Hormonal Changes in Puberty Estrogens Androgens § _______________ and ___________ increase around age 8 – 9
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Adolescent Brain Development Pruning continues Frontal lobes Cognitive advances: § Attention § Planning § Integrating information § Self-regulation Growth & myelination speed up Strengthen connections among regions Neurotransmitter response changes More sensitive to excitatory messages Intensifies reactions to § Stress § Pleasure, novelty
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Sleep Habits in Adolescence Still need almost as much sleep, but go to bed later Biological “phase delay” Social habits § Lack of sleep impairs regulation of attention, emotion
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Adolescent Moodiness More negative life events Stronger responses Moods swings Related to daily events
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2009 for the course PSYC 211 taught by Professor Buccholz during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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F08-BB-Chp 11 - Adolescence Chp 11 What is Adolescence A...

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