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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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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course HD 1170 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '10