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Thirteen -- Adolescent Development Depicted in a Contemporary Film
Home life, family dynamics, and Tracy's relationship with her mom, dad, brother, her mom's boyfriend.
"How many times are you going to let him fuck you over," Tracy yells at her mom after finding her mom's boyfriend's clothes in the dryer. "His clothes should not be in your laundry," Tracy shouts, in an apparent mood swing brought on by her hatred for her mom's boyfriend; it's a mood swing because moments before Tracy and her friend and mentor Evie were strutting around in their new tight pants and sexy tops, being frisky, and flirtatious. Mom is busy doing a customer's hair in the kitchen (mom is a hairstylist who works at home), and Tracy makes a big fuss over those boyfriend clothes.
The home life is pretty seamy and unsophisticated, which helps explain why Tracy is so easily swept up by the raunchy,….
Aspects of Adolescent Development and Psychology
What impact does technology have on today's adolescents?
Technology is inextricably linked with adolescent existence. In the past decade, technology has become pervasive amongst adolescents and affects the way in which adolescents communicate with one another and with their parents. In past generations, technology was primarily limited to television and video games (and possibly a computer), but current technology has blended forms of technology that were previously distinct. Cell phones now offer internet and video viewing possibilities, so that people are never without technology.
The internet is the most pervasive technological innovation; it governs communication through email, social media and blogging. There are multiple benefits of the internet, including that it helps adolescents meet more peers than they would be able to without the internet. However, the negative aspects of the internet include that adolescents can become involved in sexual predation, racism, and bullying (Subrahmanyam, Greenfield, 2008).….
Bahr, S.J., Hoffman, J.P., and Yang, X. (2005). Parental and peer influence on the risk of adolescent drug use. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 26(6), 529-551.
Frymer, B. (2009). The media spectacle of columbine: Alienated youth as an object of fear. American Behavioral Scientist, 52(10), 1387-1404.
Harrison, K. (2006). The body electric: Thin-ideal media and eating disorders in adolescents. Journal of Communication, 50(3), 119-143.
Jaworski, B.K. (2009). Reproductive justice and media framing: A case-study analysis of problematic frames in the popular media. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 9(1), 105-121.
There is an extended family network of grandparents, aunts, and uncles that provides additional figures to serve as role models for the subject, but she remains especially close to her mother and is above all cognizant of and concerned with the needs and expectations of her family as a whole.
The divorce of the subject's parents during her early adolescence necessarily had an effect on the relationship she developed with her mother, and the personality development of the subject herself. esearch has shown that the impact of a positive parent-adolescent relationship can mitigate the negative impacts of divorce, and lead to many other changes to the parent-adolescent relationship following the divorce, as well (Hines 1997). The relationship that Valerie has with her mother is very close, and one of shared responsibility and decision-making. It is likely that this relationship will develop in quite different ways following Valerie's eventual departure form….
Allison, B. (2000). "Parent-adolescent conflict in early adolescence." Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education 18(2).
Grotevant, H. & Cooper, C. (1985). "Patterns of Interaction in Family Relationships and the Development of Identity Exploration in Adolescence." Child development 56, pp. 415-28.
Grotevant, H. & Cooper, C. (1986), "Individuation in family relationships: A perspective on individual differences in the development of identity and role-taking skill in adolescence." Human development 29(2), pp. 82-100.
Hines, a. (1997). "Divorce-Related Transitions, Adolescent Development, and the Role of the Parent-Child Relationship: A Review of the Literature." Journal of Marriage and Family 59(2), pp. 375-388.
This period is also characterized by a youth's desire to obtain privacy. Youth encounter new situations in an exploratory manner seeking insight into the situation and needing to achieve their own interpretation of the stimuli presented to them (Ohrenstein, 1986). Peer relationships are of particular importance during this time period and can be viewed by youth as being more important than family relationships (Ohrenstein, 1986). This focus aids the youth in their transition from a family orientation to that of a social orientation particularly the role in a peer group (Ohrenstein, 1986). This is the beginning stage of integration into a community and society and lays the ground work for later community involvement.
Lack of support during this time period can result in a youth who has a sense of inadequacy and inferiority (Ohrenstein, 1986).
t this stage children being to find their place within their peer group and school environment.….
At this stage children being to find their place within their peer group and school environment. The development of increased physical autonomy through participation in activities outside of the home allows them to explore additional relationships and environments. Youth seek this sense of autonomy and independence while at the same time being fearful of the lack of attachment and support of the family and the accompanying responsibilities (Ohrenstein, 1986). This confusion can take the form of ambivalence toward the parents and family in general and a frequent shifting between dependent and independent behaviors (Ohrenstein, 1986).
Ohrenstein, L. (1986). There is Nothing Latent About Latency: Its Impact on Parents. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 3(3), 143-150.
Adolescent Development, Socialization, and the Internet
Evaluate how social learning theory and strain theory could be used to explain adolescent development and behavior
Social learning theory suggests that adolescents learn from observing the behaviors of others, not simply in real life but also online. In fact, the mores and accepted behaviors for online interactions are often quite different from what is considered acceptable behavior offline. Teens may be emboldened by the anonymity conferred by an online avatar that enables them to hide their real names. Even if not anonymous, the distance between themselves and their online targets may encourage more meanness and cattiness than would ever take place in a face-to-face context.
As depicted in the Frontline documentary Growing Up Online, both adults and children will often not apply the same ethical standards to the behaviors in which they engage in online as they do to behaviors in the real world. It….
What we learned. (2008). Growing up online. PBS. Retrieved:
Young, K. (2009). Online social networking: An Australian perspective. International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, 7(1), 39-57.
In other words, it makes users less rather than more able to cope with life stressors and less socially functional and engaged with the world. ather than reaching out for help when they need it, marijuana smokers are more likely to drop out of life.
The type of marijuana available today is 'not your parent's marijuana' either. From 1980 and 1997, the amount of THC, the active chemical in marijuana that produces the marijuana high, rose dramatically. Marijuana is far more potent than it has ever been in the past: and so are its effects upon your daily life and your long-term future. Even if you just use it on weekends, marijuana's effects on memory and learning can last for days or weeks because of how long the drug is stored in the body. "A study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana - those who….
Volkow, Nora et al. (2005). Research report: Marijuana abuse.
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). Retrieved February 16, 2010 at http://drugabuse.gov/ResearchReports/Marijuana/default.html
The Surgeon General's warning on marijuana. (1982, August 13). MMWR. Published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). August 13, 1982. 31(31); 428-9.
Retrieved February 16, 2010 at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00001143.htm
Movies on Adolescent Development
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Adolescence is a stage of physical and psychological development that occurs between puberty and adulthood. It is usually the time of the teenage years although it has physical, psychological and cultural expressions that begin earlier or can end later Jaffe, 1998.
Adolescence is also a time for cognitive development which takes place rapidly. Piaget in his cognitive development theory defines adolescence at the stage when the thoughts of the individual start taking more of an abstract form and where the egocentric thoughts of the individual decrease. This allows the adolescent to think and reason from a wider viewpoint. There are also biological changes which take place in the brain structure and its interaction with the increased knowledge, experience and the changing demands of the individual socially therefore it produces a rapid cognitive growth Golden & Norwood, 1993.
Development of adolescents has been featured….
Development of independence is shown by their ability to accomplish tasks on their own. They can start new things and have a range of activities to choose from. At this stage, children learn to develop attachment to others. Pittman, Margaret, & Kerp (2011) argue that by the age of two and three years, it may take a child one hour before returning to a secure base ( close to care giver). At the age of four and five, the observation takes three hours before the child returns. This shift from shorter to longer cycle according to Bowlby, (1973), represented the child's relationship to the caregiver.
Normal and abnormal growth and development
Witner (1909) pointed out that the normal and abnormal development of a child is aspects of a child that can be diagnosed and even treated clinically. A normal development process of a child entail sound emotional, cognitive and physical development….
Atkinson, B. (1984). Milestone for children. Nursing standard: official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, p. 372.
Bandura, A. (1977). Social Learning Theory. New York: General Learning Press
Bell.M.A and Wolfe, C.D (2004).Emotion and Cognition: An Intricately Bound Developmental Process. Child Development, March/April 2004, Volume 75, Number 2, Pages 366-370
Bee, H., & Boyd, D. (2009). The Developing Child. Pearson Education.
Coming of age movies offer insight into the prevailing social norms related to gender, sexuality, identity development, and communication. Hardwicke’s (2003) feature film Thirteen earned its actors accolades including Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations, but its salient themes deserve deeper attention from social scientists. The film addresses adolescent and developmental psychology in particular, within a broader sociological and cultural perspective. Protagonist Tracy is at the titular age of 13, pivotal because of puberty and related elements of biological development, as Arnett (2012) discusses in Chapter 2 of Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood. Interestingly, sexuality takes a back seat to other elements of adolescent cognitive and social development in Hardwicke’s (2003) film. As Arnett (2012) points out throughout the text, adolescence is marked by dramatic cognitive shifts as the young person develops a stronger moral conscience. Early in Thirteen, Tracy witnesses her friends shoplifting, feeling palpably uncomfortable. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development….
There are multiple stages of development that all children go through. The depth and breadth of these developmental changes ebb and flow greatly as growing children move from one stage of development to the next. Overall, there are several major developmental stages in the life of a child. There are the toddler years, the prepubescent years and the adolescent/teenage years. The brief literature review that follows in this report shall focus on the last of those. To be complete with this analysis, adolescence is not the end of human development given that many suggest that development extends into the 20's and 30's. Even so, the adolescent years of development are hailed by many as being the most pivotal, at least in some regards. While many would debate the above, it is clear that the adolescent years are among the most important.
Regardless of the development or life stage that is in….
Adolescence is an especially critical development stage for any individual. At this stage, individuals not only experience biological changes, but also become more aware of gender roles and expectations and experience cognitive development. Family and school become social incubators that trigger changes and psychosocial responses in adolescents. The film The Breakfast Club shows how a group of five adolescents go through critical changes in this stage of their life. This paper will highlight the developmental markers observed in one character depicted the film, Claire. Clare will be used as a case study to explore developmental issues related to gender, biology, and cognition. The paper also highlights various socialization agents (specifically school and family) and how they impact the individual’s self-concept, identity, and social role.
The Breakfast Club features five teenagers detained all day at Shermer High School. Several developmental markers are evident in the film. One of the markers is gender.….
Infant Physical, Cognitive and Social Development
One of the most important aspects of a child's physical, cognitive and social development is motor skills development. In this case, an infant is expected to master fine and gross motor skills in order for him/her to effectively explore the surrounding environment/world. Gross motor skills are considered as large muscles movements such as arms and legs whereas fine motor skills are considered are movements of smaller groups of muscles like hand and wrist. Berk & Meyers (2016) have developed a table that provides a list of gross- and fine-motor skills milestones in different stages of an infant's development. As an 11-month old infant, David has relatively developed necessary and anticipated motor skills based on the milestones listed in the table. He has fairly developed nearly all motor skills expected of infants his age and seems to be progressing well in motor skills development. David's parents….
This research considered this by looking at a key constituent of low self-control which is the risk seeking tendency in order to decide its constancy and change throughout early childhood, its influences on changes in criminal behavior, and its receptiveness to a complete delinquency lessening program. These matters were looked at with information from the Children at isk (CA) program, an arbitrarily allocated interference that looked at early youth. The examination exposed considerable reliability in risk seeking, but there was proof of change as well, and these alterations were connected with contemporary alterations in delinquency. isk seeking alterations were not a consequence of contribution in the CA program, in spite of that program's achievement at dropping some appearance of delinquency (Hay, Meldrum, Forrest and Ciaravolo, 2010).
Part II: Assessment of the main strengths of the reading with particular emphasis on its utility for understanding adolescent development or social work intervention.
Arthur, Michael W., Hawkins, J. David, Brown, Eric C, Briney, John S., Oesterle, Sabrina and Abbott, Robert D. (2010). Implementation of the Communities that Care Prevention
System by Coalitions in the Community Youth Development Study. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(2), p. 245 -- 258.
Hay, Carter, Meldrum, Ryan, Forrest, Walter and Ciaravolo, Emily. (2010). Stability and Change
in Risk Seeking: Investigating the Effects of an Intervention Program. Retrieved December 6, 2010, from http://yvj.sagepub.com/content/8/2/91
Youth Leadership and the Development of Communication Skills, Self-Esteem, Problem Solving and Employment Opportunities
The four-year longitudinal study by Marshall, Parker, Ciarrochi and Heaven (2014) showed that self-esteem is a reliable predictor of "increasing levels of social support quality and network size across time" (p. 1275). The idea that social support is a reliable predictor of self-esteem was not supported by the study's findings. The researchers measured the quantity and quality of self-esteem and social support levels of 961 adolescents over a five-year period to find that self-esteem is the key to helping adolescents develop into successful adult leaders with a wide range of networking possibilities open to them and a strong social support group behind them. This study directly links the concept of self-esteem to the greater possibility of employment as well, indicating that as adolescents with high self-esteem mature into adults, their ability to network and utilize support from….
Larson, R., Tran, S. (2014). Invited commentary: Positive youth development and human complexity. Journal of Youth Adolescence, 43: 1012-1017.
Marshall, S., Parker, P., Ciarrochi, J., Heaven, P. (2014). Is self-esteem a cause or consequence of social support? A 4-year longitudinal study. Child Development, 85(3): 1275-1291.
Morton, M., Montgomery, P. (2013). Youth empowerment programs for improving
adolescents' self-efficacy and self-esteem: A systematic review. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(1): 22-33.
Student counselors are can organize a student led drug abuse prevention committee and create awareness among the adolescent children. Study results have confirmed the positive value of such student led programs in preventing the malice of drug abuse. It has also been found that multiyear preventive programs have long lasting positive effects that short-term programs. . Programs such as 'Friendly Persuasion', 'Life skills Training', 'Midwestern Prevention Project' which were implemented in schools had a considerable measure of success in reducing drug abuse and in delaying the onset of drinking.[155-158]. Student counselors have to interact with teachers, social workers, health care professionals and other community-based groups to workout and implement student activity programs that can be run by adolescents.
4) by providing a positive developmental environment at school the student counselor optimizes the chances of a student succeeding in his overall development. As Pittman states, "Adolescents who are merely problem-free are not….
Adolescent Development Thirteen -- Adolescent Development Depicted in a Contemporary Film Home life, family dynamics, and Tracy's relationship with her mom, dad, brother, her mom's boyfriend. "How many times are you going…Read Full Paper ❯
Adolescents Aspects of Adolescent Development and Psychology What impact does technology have on today's adolescents? Technology is inextricably linked with adolescent existence. In the past decade, technology has become pervasive amongst adolescents…Read Full Paper ❯
There is an extended family network of grandparents, aunts, and uncles that provides additional figures to serve as role models for the subject, but she remains especially close…Read Full Paper ❯
This period is also characterized by a youth's desire to obtain privacy. Youth encounter new situations in an exploratory manner seeking insight into the situation and needing to…Read Full Paper ❯
Social Networks Adolescent Development, Socialization, and the Internet Evaluate how social learning theory and strain theory could be used to explain adolescent development and behavior Social learning theory suggests that adolescents learn…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - Drugs
In other words, it makes users less rather than more able to cope with life stressors and less socially functional and engaged with the world. ather than reaching…Read Full Paper ❯
Movies on Adolescent Development View Two Movies Focusing On Adolescent Development Adolescence is a stage of physical and psychological development that occurs between puberty and adulthood. It is usually the time…Read Full Paper ❯
Development of independence is shown by their ability to accomplish tasks on their own. They can start new things and have a range of activities to choose from.…Read Full Paper ❯
Coming of age movies offer insight into the prevailing social norms related to gender, sexuality, identity development, and communication. Hardwicke’s (2003) feature film Thirteen earned its actors accolades including…Read Full Paper ❯
Psychology - Adolescent
There are multiple stages of development that all children go through. The depth and breadth of these developmental changes ebb and flow greatly as growing children move from one…Read Full Paper ❯
Adolescence is an especially critical development stage for any individual. At this stage, individuals not only experience biological changes, but also become more aware of gender roles and expectations…Read Full Paper ❯
Psychology - Developmental
Infant Physical, Cognitive and Social Development One of the most important aspects of a child's physical, cognitive and social development is motor skills development. In this case, an infant is…Read Full Paper ❯
This research considered this by looking at a key constituent of low self-control which is the risk seeking tendency in order to decide its constancy and change throughout…Read Full Paper ❯
Youth Leadership and the Development of Communication Skills, Self-Esteem, Problem Solving and Employment Opportunities The four-year longitudinal study by Marshall, Parker, Ciarrochi and Heaven (2014) showed that self-esteem is a…Read Full Paper ❯
Student counselors are can organize a student led drug abuse prevention committee and create awareness among the adolescent children. Study results have confirmed the positive value of such student…Read Full Paper ❯