Critically think about the three main stages of adolescence, which begin at puberty and end at age 18. Familiarize yourself with Module 6’s objectives, introduction, video, and articles. Use the articles in Module 6 as your primary reference, then use the St Leo Online Library for peer review sources and to find relevance to this week’s topic.
What region of the human brain undergoes dramatic development during adolescence?
1. What region of the human brain undergoes dramatic development during adolescence? Also, what are the region’s functions relevant to adolescent behaviour, emotional intelligence, and social cognition (TED, 2012)?
2. Using the articles and videos in Module 6 as your primary resource, identify a developmental characteristic specific to adolescence. Then, explain the benefits and challenges that an adolescent going through such developmental characteristics may experience.
TED. (2012). Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zVS8HIPUng
Leahy, R. L. (1981). Parental practices and the development of moral judgment and self-image disparity during adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 17(5), 580–594. https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1037/0012-1622.214.171.1240
Glatz, T., Cotter, A., & Buchanan, C. M. (2017). Adolescents’ behaviors as moderators for the link between parental self-efficacy and parenting practices. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(4), 989–997. https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10826-016-0623-2
Morris, A. S., Squeglia, L. M., Jacobus, J., & Silk, J. S. (2018). Adolescent brain development: Implications for understanding risk and resilience processes through neuroimaging research. Journal of Research on Adolescence (Wiley-Blackwell), 28(1), 4–9. https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/jora.12379
Shulman, S., & Knafo, D. (1997). Balancing closeness and individuality in adolescent close relationships. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 21(4), 687–702. https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/016502597384622
Steinberg, L. (1987). Impact of puberty on family relations: Effects of pubertal status and pubertal timing. Developmental Psychology, 23(3), 451–460. https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1037/0012-16126.96.36.1991