While reading Developing Adolescents: A reference for Professionals, I couldn’t help but think about the girls at my intern site. I feel like I understand them a lot better after this reading. Their at the stage of their lives where things are constantly changing, their still trying to understand themselves and their ideas. So it should be expected that it’s going to take time for some of the girls to warm up to me and actually trust me enough to be free and open around me as much as I see that they are with Stanley and their peers.
Adolescence is popularly known to be a very tumultuous stage in a person’s life. In the adolescent stage (also coined the identity vs. role confusion stage by theorist Erik Erikson) bodies are changing rapidly, emotions are unfamiliar and unexplainable, and refraining from succumbing to peer pressure is more challenging than ever.
It’s no surprise that adolescents tend to withhold some of their personal information from their parents for a variety of reasons. When the health of the adolescent in concerned, on the other hand, how should the situation be handled? Teenagers are an extremely vulnerable population due to the many changes, stresses, and difficulties that they experience during their everyday life. This is the time in which adolescents value their privacy the most. The same goes for how they handle their medical situations. When they are just going in for a yearly checkup, a vaccine, or a common illness, most teenagers have no problem sharing the information with their parents to ensure that they are well taken care of. Also, teens typically rely on
Discuss the concept of adolescence as a social construct and its validity for different cultures.
However, the awareness of this issue can benefit the audience. The audience for this play is most likely high school students, college students and parents as well. In this modern day use of social media with the youth of this society, it is more than likely this is the perfect audience for this play. First, the audience is able to recognize that misconception about various groups in the society and in schools. High school and college students of today face a wide variety of critics and ordeals on school campuses. This play depicts the same issues that occurs in these institutions and enables the audiences to be aware of this issue of sexual assault. This play raises so many vital and sensitive questions in regards to the issue of sexual assault which makes the audiences ponder about these
The following essay is an overview of mental health in persons between the ages 13-18 known in human development as adolescences. This stage differs and has specific vulnerabilities as a person make their transition into adulthood and responsibilities associated with it. In (Erikson, 1963 Identity, Youth and Crisis) Eric Erikson referred to this stage as the forming one’s identity away from one’s parents to overcome dependence of a child. This essay hopes to present research data with in Australia concerning the overall health of the Adolescent population in an objective manner. These include the most common forms of mental illness for this age group such substance abuse disorder and self-inflicted injuries. It uses specific examples of issues which the group faces such income educational inequality due to family circumstance and its effect on mental disorders. The essay continues to present particular concerns of the age group stress in general and school work and the adolescences ability to achieve. Points raised in the essay also concerns female and male and the impact of their particular pressure they deal with as they move towards adulthood and the forming of their identity. The research is concludes with findings in the paper and compared against theories concerning the age as a whole. The essay reiterates findings bring a perspective to mental health in the age group and the uniqueness of the problems of the mental
What were the Research Questions or Hypotheses in the article? Copy them directly from the article. Then, using YOUR OWN WORDS, briefly paraphrase what these mean. 5 points
Robert Bly addresses that the community is slowly becoming a “World of Half Adults”. He illustrates to his readers that adolescents are not growing up into adults, they are stuck in the middle. Bly describes that America is drifting away from the “paternalistic” society, (where you get your structure, learn respect, and to grow from the example of his or her elders). Instead America is leaning towards a “sibling” society that provokes disrespect for elders, only wanting to “half ass” everything they do, and only reaching half of their full potential because of the lack of role models (page 57). Adolescents are not becoming adults because of parents, technology, and the “sibling” society.
Location/Geography: Kosovo is a country located in southeast Europe. Kosovo is neighbors with Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia. Kosovo is a small country with a population of 1,847,708. According to Kosovo Facts (2015), the total area of Kosovo is only a mere 4,203 square miles. Common languages spoken here are Albanian, Serbian, Bosnian, Turkish, and Roma. The capital of Kosovo is Pristina. The average altitude in Kosovo is 800 meters above sea level. There are also many high mountain ranges in Kosovo.
Autonomy: This theory is interesting because there was a story about this in the media. I believe it was a few months ago where a young girl refuse chemo. The basics of this story was that a 17 year old teen had a treatable form of cancer but refused treatment. I didn’t look into her decision as to why she refuse chemotherapy but that what she had decided rather it based on her personal beliefs or religion maybe perhaps in some crazy way she doing it for someone else. However, superior court rule against this and I believe force the teen to get treatment. The court states the teen was not competent of making this decision based on her lack maturity. I actually am tore on this story to because I agree with one’s decision making but if I had cancer I would fight till the very end. Nevertheless, everyone has their own views and opinions on this.
Sugar is delicious- it is a fast source of energy and sometimes cheaper than buying healthy foods. But Australian teenagers need to wake up to the fact that they are consuming too much of it, the consequences it is having on their lives.
Understanding adolescent development is extremely important when you are dealing with adolescents because their brains and bodies are ever-changing. If you understand adolescences, you will know that adolescents develop at different rates in all developmental areas of their lives. Understanding that adolescents develop at a different speed in all aspects of their lives will allow you to be able to understand better why they make the choices they do (Understanding Adolescents and Addiction, Unit 1, MRU, 2017). Their brains haven’t developed the skills to manage making these choices. Adolescents deserve a special conversation since they are going through a multitude of changes. These changes are physical, emotional, psychological and social. The special conversation that is needed for each adolescent is because they are all at different stages in their development cycle and no two
From a general standpoint, no one can cast doubt on the fact that participating in activities is of paramount importance for young people since it helps them to become prepared for their future roles in the society. With this in mind, it is not far-fetched to notice that like all prominent issues, some of its facets are subject to discussion and contention. For example, how many activities are better for teenagers to focus on has been a subject of controversy. One popular opinion in this regard is that taking part in various activities is more important for young generations rather than concentrating on one particular task. I personally concur with it. In what follows, the rationale behind this will be elaborated by focusing on two axiomatic
From peer pressure to alcohol and drug problems adolescents face many difficult decisions in today's world. Adolescent psychologists study these problems and the way that adolescents react to them. The reason why they are studied is so that people can have an insight in to the mind of an adolescent. Many of the psychologists use the knowledge that is gained, from their research, to write research papers and books. Many of these books and research papers are submitted to different psychological journals. These journals are then sent out all over the world to many different universities and libraries to be enjoyed and analyzed by all. The point of this paper
Conflicts in the family are usually considered as an undesirable symptom of a problem that need to be solved by family members. 1 In the family relationships, the parent-adolescent relationship represents an involuntary association, an imbalance of power and resources, and an obligation for the parent to function as caregiver.