AED-202 wk 9 FINAL~ Developmental process and presentation

AED-202 wk 9 FINAL~ Developmental process and presentation...

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Running head: DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS AND PRESENTATION 1 Developmental Process and Presentation Anna Borsick AED/202 January 20, 2010 Kai Walker
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DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS AND PRESENTATION 2 Developmental Process and Presentation This is an introduction into early adolescence (10-14) and late adolescence (14-18), a continue explanation from the PowerPoint on the developmental process of all five developmental stages and what is expect in these two age group. Early and late adolescence is in essence the two hardest stages in development. During these stages a child will go through many developmental changes; physical, psychological (mental/emotional), and social growth to prepare for adulthood. Let’s start with early adolescence; it is the onset of puberty and periods of growth spurts for both sexes. Although this developmental phase is quit predictable, all adolescents have their own time at which the begin puberty. Because puberty brings on so many new emotions, feelings, changes in body, and in society rules, it can make a child feel nutty (puzzled) in a sense and have unpredictable mood swings. Children ages 10-14 become more self-conscious about their physical changes; growth spurts, changes in appearances, and more distinctions between girls and boys begin in this developmental phase. Increasing reflectivity’s, making them have thoughts like, why are they looking at me? What are they thinking of me? (McDevitt, & Ormrod, 2004, p. 21). Usually girls over boys will start to express their inner most thoughts to close friends and other peers instead of going to an adult. In early adolescence the expansion of self-consciousness and peer pressure plays its role in a child’s self-reflections of themselves. Some adolescents well start to exhibit risky behaviors, depending on the peer group they are in close contact with. Furthermore, early adolescence brings on noticeable changes in gender appearance and confidence levels in their physical abilities, boy’s confidence levels are higher when compared to girls. Cognitively speaking, strides in this age group are astonishing, the increase in ability to think logically, abstractly, and exhaustively (McDevitt, & Ormrod, 2004, p. 21) is and will continue to develop
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DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS AND PRESENTATION 3 as the age. Adolescent of this age group are quite aware that some people can have ulterior, multiple motives, simultaneously and may have malicious intentions in-spite of their outer behaviors. Late adolescence is a confusing time for teens, making decisions much harder, let alone good ones. With so many mixed signals in society, in the media, and less judicious peers’ influences, it is no wonder some teenagers get involved with risky behavior. Although for the most part, high school adolescents make good choices. As teenagers continue to mature; they
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