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of the Navy in about a year and my plan is to find a job as an Applied Behavioral Analysis. Working helping kids and others with Autism and other educational delays has always been a passion of mine andthanks to my time in the military I have had the opportunity to go to school to study something I love. Three learning goals I hope to get out of this class are to better understand why children act the way they do, how the world around children can affect their development and what we can do to ensure the best developmental opportunities are offered to them. What is the significance of social media in the development of child and adolescent emotion and behavior?Knowing the answer to this question is important because social media has become addicting in today’s world and children and adolescents have become dependent on it. Since social media has become a norm in today’s student’s grades have dropped because of the distraction it causes. Social media also causes a dopamine high. Receiving a like, comment or invitation on social media releases dopamine into the brain triggering the same feelings that receiving a hug would. By noticing the significance of social media in the development of child and adolescent emotion and behavior we are able find ways to mitigate how much control it will have on them. Also, it will let us better understand why children and adolescent react to things like losing their phone privileges and access to social media so extremely. Social Media Triggers a Dopamine High. (n.d.). Retrieved from Is My Teen Really Addicted to Social Media? (n.d.). Retrieved from