11-19 Chapter 9

11-19 Chapter 9 - AUTONOMY BEHAVIORAL AUTONOMY Capacity to...

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BEHAVIORAL AUTONOMY   Capacity to make independent decisions and follow through with them. This doesn't mean the adolescent is entirely free from influence How & why does behavioral autonomy develop? 3 approaches
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BEHAVIORAL AUTONOMY CHANGES IN DECISION MAKING ABILITIES more sophisticated reasoning abilities can think of multiple view points and compare them hypothetical reasoning perspective taking These cognitive changes lead to improved decision making skills and therefore a greater ability to behave independently. Provide the cognitive tools for behavior autonomy
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BEHAVIORAL AUTONOMY CHANGES IN CONFORMITY & SUSCEPTIBILITY TO INFLUENCE 1. SITUATIONAL INFLUENCES : more conformity to peers more conformity to parents as adolescents get older, more likely to seek advice of an expert 2. PEER INFLUENCE much of peer influence occurs when adults are absent susceptibility to peer pressure -- a "way station" between separating from parents and taking responsibility for oneself conformity to peers peaks in early adolescence 3. STRENGTH OF PEER PRESSURE : conformity does not change because the strength of the peer pressure is decreasing Peer pressure increases steadily during adol
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CHANGES IN FEELINGS OF SELF-RELIANCE focus on adolescent’s own judgment of how autonomous they are
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11-19 Chapter 9 - AUTONOMY BEHAVIORAL AUTONOMY Capacity to...

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