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Challenges of Adolescence
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Neural Regions of the SIPN (Nelson et al., 2005)
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Frontal Lobe Development Anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) connects most advanced part of frontal lobe with limbic system. ACC important for error-monitoring. Error-related negativity (ERN) becomes adult-like around 17 or 18.
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Videoclip on Adolescent Brain Development http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2 008/10/16_neurolaw.shtml
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RISKY CHOICES Did you know? What are the six major health behaviors leading causes of death and disability among teens?
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Causes of Death in Adolescence Vehicular Accidents Leading cause of death among US teens Firearms Homicide, suicide, and accidental deaths One-third of all injury deaths Suicide Almost ¼ of US high school students have seriously considered suicide
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Risky Choices Six major health behaviors are leading causes of death and disability among teens: 1. Injury and violence (accidental injuries, homicide, suicide) 2. Sexual behavior 3. Alcohol and drug use 4. Tobacco use 5. Nutrition 6. Physical activity
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PYSC 521 taught by Professor Dr.zarrett during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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