Miami Dade College Adolescence Cognitive Social and Personality Development Paper
Be organized and creative. Use opinions, life experiences to talk on the topic.MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I live with 2 adolescents (my husbands’ son and daughter, 17 and 15 years old) The first 2 years were more difficult, now the girl and I have a great relationship; with the boy has been more difficult since he doesn’t talk to much to me or his dad, I take him to school and pick him up everyday, I cook for them, and I try to do my best to make the living easier and nicer for this family.The boy seems to be popular at school, his friends love him, and he has a girlfriend.
1- Physical Development in adolescence, physical maturation
. Grow during Adolescence. The rapid pace of physical and sexual maturation
. nutrition, food, and eating disorders: fueling the growth of adolescence
.Brain Development and thought: Paving the way for Cognitive Growth
. Threats to adolescents’ wellbeing (drugs, alcohol, and tobacco)
Becoming an informed consumer or development
. Hooked on drugs or alcohol?
. Sexual transmitted infections
. Selling death: Pushing smoking to the less Advantaged.
2- Cognitive development in adolescence
. Piagetian Approaches to cognitive development: Using formal operations
. Information- processing perspectives: Gradual transformations in abilities.
. School performance
3- Social and personality development in Adolescence
Identity: Who I am?
. Self- Concept and Self-Esteem
. Perspectives on identity formation
. Depression and Suicide: Psychological difficulties an adolescence
Becoming an informed consumer of development
. Preventing Adolescence suicide
. relationship family friends
. Family ties: changing relationships with relations
. Relationships with peers: the importance of belonging
From research to practice: Empathy in Adolescence
Cultural dimensions race segregation: The great divide of adolescence
. dating, sexual behavior, and teenage pregnancy
. dating: close relationships in the 21 century.
. Sexual relationships.