The, And Music Over Time

1243 WordsDec 3, 20165 Pages
Falling in love has been defined in many ways throughout history. We can look back on literature, film, and music over time and get a basic understanding of the process of falling in love emotionally for both teenagers and adults. As science has advanced, we are now able to go deeper into the psyche and investigate the psychological changes an adolescent goes through while falling in love. We can also examine the physiological changes an adolescent faces while falling in love. By breaking the process down, we can gain more understanding of the adolescents’ experience of love and how much stronger the experience is for teenagers. To prove that adolescent’s experience love much stronger than adults, we can start by looking into what happens on a biochemical level. During the duration of adolescence, hormones affect brain functioning and decision making greatly. In young women, six times more estrogen is produced during adolescence than any other time in their life. Young men produce 20 times as much testosterone in adolescence. These hormones contribute to the sexual urges that are often associated with the teenage years. The teenage mind is not only ruled by sex, though. The two hormones that cause attachment and what we know to be the “love hormone” are usually released for the first time during adolescence. Vasopressin, the attachment hormone is released after sex to create a bond between two people, whereas Oxytocin is released during orgasm to cause people to fall in
Open Document