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A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence 13th Edition

A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence (13th Edition)

Book Edition13th Edition
Author(s)Martorell, Papalia
PublisherMcGraw-Hill, Inc.
Adolescence: A Developmental Transition
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Puberty: The End of Childhood
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The Adolescent Brain
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Chapter 15, Adolescence: A Developmental Transition, what's your view, Exercise 01

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The phenomenon of rapidly increasing exchange, interaction, and integration among people globally refers to globalization. The advent of technology has impacted every sphere of human life. Globalization has had a significant impact on teenagers across the globe, both negatively and positively. 


Evidence for the positive impacts of globalization on the pubescent period includes the following:

  • Increased opportunities on more prominent platforms for showcasing their talents, creating global identities through greater exposure to the worldwide media, creating and maintaining an extensive social network through social media, and means of achieving global fame at a young age. 
  • Social media platforms provide a number of opportunities for teenagers to hone and display their skills and talents that would be appreciated by a global audience. For example, showcasing one's art.
  • It allows young individuals to access information about the global economic, political, social, and environmental factors that impact their lives. It also helps them learn new skills and develop global competencies, such as communication and interpersonal skills, to help them in their personal and professional lives. 


Evidence for the negative impacts of globalization on the pubescent period includes the following:

  • Increasing trends of globalization can be detrimental to the concepts of self and identity in teenagers because exposure to a wide variety of cultural practices and dynamics leads them to experience intense feelings of confusion, apprehension, and repulsion against their own indigenous identities. Teenagers in economically weaker countries might feel envious of their wealthier countries counterparts and might lose respect and appreciation for their own culture and traditions. 
  • Constant exposure to extensive information and being bombarded by global news can lead teenagers to experience cognitive burnout. Globalization ensures that an individual living in one corner of the world is aware of all the occurrences in the extreme opposite. It can prove to be a little overwhelming for teenagers who are already experiencing stress and anxiety caused by the physical and mental transformations associated with puberty.

Sample Response

There are two possible ways in which the mentioned concept can impact an individual.

  • Positive impacts of the mentioned concept on the pubescent period.
  • Negative impacts of the mentioned concept on the pubescent period.
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