Lecture 8--Blackboard

Lecture 8--Blackboard - Fairy Tales: A Childhood Rite of...

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1 Fairy Tales: A Childhood Rite of Passage What was your favorite Disney movie? Disney: Fairy Tale or Conspiracy?? Snow White Bambi Cinderella Little Mermaid Aladdin Beauty and the Beast Mulan Princess the Frog Is there a hidden agenda in these movies?? Harmless ? Not so harmless? Disney: Cinderella Complex? Cinderella Complex Collette Dowling
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2 Today’s Lecture: Adolescence Physical Development Puberty Brain Development Prominent Health Issues Body Image Teen Sexuality Eating Disorders Markers of Adolescent Development Less influence of parents; more influence of PEERS! Risk AND Opportunities!!! Rapid physical growth Adolescent Brain Development BRAIN doesn’t stop growing in childhood Previously thought to be completely “wired” by 10 or 12 years of age Biggest change happens in parts of brain that are responsible for: Brain continues to grow in teen and even adult years See an overproduction of gray matter Pruning happens
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3 WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ADOLESCENTS? Brain development can impact Expanding of info processing center—peaks in girls at roughly 12 to 14 years old and in boys about two years later. Suggests that boy and girls may be ready to process
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Lecture 8--Blackboard - Fairy Tales: A Childhood Rite of...

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