Lecture6 - HD 1170 Lecture 6 The Adolescent Brain 1 Synaptic pruning and myelination 2 Changes in levels of and serotonin 3 Maturation of

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HD 1170 Lecture 6 2/11/2010 The Adolescent Brain 1. Synaptic pruning and myelination 2. Changes in levels of neurotransmitters—Dopamine and serotonin 3. Maturation of prefrontal cortex 4. How teenage brain processes emotions—amygdala vs. frontal lobes Case: Working Through My Adolescence Early maturing boy Parenting style of parents Parenting Styles Demanding High Low Responsiveness High authoritative indulgent (permissive) Low authoritarian Indifferent (uninvolved) Cognitive Changes in Adolescence Piaget Characteristics of adolescent thinking— Formal operations— 1. Abstract 2. Metacognition (thinking about thinking) 3. Possibilities -Idealism (adolescents can picture things differently from how they are) -Hypothetical-deductive reasoning 4. Multidimensional 5. Relativism (children think in black and white) Elkind Adolescent egocentrism 1. Imaginary audience 2. Personal fable Support for imaginary audience and personal fable— Clinical case support Lack of research support
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course HD 1170 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture6 - HD 1170 Lecture 6 The Adolescent Brain 1 Synaptic pruning and myelination 2 Changes in levels of and serotonin 3 Maturation of

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