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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 6 11/02/2010 11:26:00 ← The Adolescent Brain • Synaptic pruning and myelination • Changes in levels of neurotransmitters- allow electrical charges between neurons. o Dopamine and seratonin – these changes cause more emotional, responsive to stress, and less responsive to reward o Increase substance abuse, depression, mood disruption. • Maturation of prefrontal cortex – occurs into emerging adulthood. Active in complicated tasks (goals setting, etc.) • How teenage brain processes emotions o Amygdala vs. frontal lobes – process more in Amygdala (gut reaction) ← ← Case: Working Through My Adolescence • Early maturing boy – shows traits (confidence, substance abuse, sexual curiosity, popularity) • Parenting style of parents o Two Dimensions: Demanding and Responsive High or low on either = four kinds High Responsive, High Demanding • Authoritative High Responsive, low Demanding • Indulgent (permissive) Low Responsive, Low Demanding • Indifferent (uninvolved) Low Responsive, High Demanding • Authoritarian ← ← Cognitive Changes in Adolescence • Piaget •...
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- Spring '10
- Psychology, High Responsive, Low Responsive, thinking Formal operations, High Demanding, low Demanding