Assignment #1- Adolescent Health and the Media
My media example is one of the Above the Influence TV commercials. When
the assignment was described one of these commercials immediately came to mind. It
addresses one of the most talked about tee
I. Adolescence is a period of social transitions between childhood and adulthood, as individuals
enter high school, start driving, get their first job, and go off to college. The timing of this social
redefinition may very for each individual, but how soc
I. Changes in cognition represent the second of three fundamental changes that occur during adolescence.
The first is biological changes, and the third is social changes.
A. Not only are adolescents smarter than children because theyve lived longer and ha
I. Identity as an Adolescent Issue
A. Puberty and Identity Development
1. Because puberty brings about physical, biological, cognitive and social changes, it alters
how individuals think of themselves and their relationships with others.
2. Adolescents ar
Sex Education: What are the Best Ways to Inform Adolescents?
Sex education has been a complicated subject that school districts and parents
continuously debate over across the United States. Whether it is how to go about
Academic Performance and Achievement Factors During Adolescence
Adolescents are put under an overwhelming amount of pressure to do well while
in high school. Each grade they receive can help or hurt their chances of getti
AMERICAN TEEN: PEERS AND CROWDS
American Teen: Peer and Crowds
Peer groups and crowds are a major component of adolescent social and individual
identity development. A peer group is a small group based on friendship. Through peer groups
Assignment 1: Texting and Driving
PSA Texting while Driving U.K. Ad [HD]: http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0LCmStIw9E
This is a PSA announcement that was filmed in the U.K. It shows a teenage girl texting and driving with her two friends in the car.
Description 1: 9-year-old third grade boy.
Description 2: 12-year-old sixth grade girl.
Theme: Both think that becoming an adult is all about age. Define being an adult as being 18. Influenced by
observation (tv and people in their life).
Parenting style: My parents were responsive. My parents demanded mature and responsible behavior. They were both
restrictive and granted autonomy with an emphasis on autonomy.
Family relationships: Connection: I would identify with the 75% of teens that K
Extracurricular Activities on
66% of American high school students are involved in one or more extracurricular
activity and I was no exception (Fay, 2011). Throughout adolescence I was i
Chapter Seven, Pages 230-241
October 19, 2011
I. Adolescents, Media and the Internet
A. Electronic media has become such a big part of typical adolescents lives that its taking
on qualities of an addiction.
1. One reason is that todays adolescents live in
September 11th, 2011
Chapter One, Pages 24-54
I. Puberty: An Overview
A. Puberty refers to the period of transition during which an individual becomes capable of sexual
reproduction, while also including all the physical changes that
September 27th, 2011
Chapter 4, Pages 118-147
I. Is conflict between teenagers and parents inevitable?
A. Many people believe that a generation gap exists between adolescents and adults, as each
groups holds their own values and atti
I think that I didnt engage in problem activities because I had very little unstructured
leisure time in high school. Routine activity theory supports this. Because I was exposed to a lot
of structured leisure activities and extra
Contraception is "any action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act
[sexual intercourse], or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural
consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render
Twitter and Facebook detox #withdrawl
I actually thought it would be harder than it was
I defiantly have a slight addiction in that is it part of my routine in many parts of
my day to check facebook or twitter
I wrote down each time that
The Other American Teens
Choices made by a teen about associations and peer relationships can be telling
about the nature of the teens general decision making. The Other American Teens
highlights how the peer rela
February 29, 2012
Style and Effect of Parenting
I would categorize my parents as having authoritative style. They are supportive
when I need them to be but are not over bearing or overly demanding in any way.
How does parent personality and parenting style affect childs friendships with peers?
I chose this topic because I think that many problems or successes in a childs
social and cognitive growth has foundation in how their pare
It is human to have a long childhood; it is civilized to have an even longer childhood.
Long childhood makes a technical and mental virtuoso out of man, but it also leaves a
life-long residue of emotional immaturity in him(Erikson).
Emerging Adulthood i
I interviewed two females of different ages. One woman is in her late 20s and one a freshman at
Boston College. I thought that this would be a good contrast, as it would show the transition from late
adolescence to adulthood in th
Chapter Eight, Pages 345-275
I. Identity as an Adolescent Issue
A. The changes in identity that take place during adolescence involve the first substantial
reorganization and restructuring of the individuals sense of self at a time w
Chapter 5, Pages 149-179
September 29th, 2011
I. The Origins of Adolescent Peer Groups in Contemporary Society
A. Age grading is the process of grouping individuals within social institutions based on age.
1. It wasnt until the time when scho