Name Professor’s Name Course Date Adolescent Behavior Adolescence is a period of significant change in physiological cognitive and social development line. It's a particular kind of transition from childhood to adulthood. It’s marked by an increase in cognitive capabilities and hypothetical reasoning on abstract notions. According to developmental literature adolescence is a time an individual develops and consolidates social relationships and creates the identity that is essential to goals of adolescent development and progression into adulthood (Cook et al. 396). At this stage the teenagers are faced with questions of identity intertwined with peer pressure and an unstable sense of self and most times lack negotiation skills with their parents. With all the problems the teenagers' encounter it proves difficult to establish how and what these individuals think. As a result researchers have come up with volumes of literature about the adolescent behavior and their development. This paper examines that is characterized by rapid growth and development adolescent egocentrism and cognitive development. The child develops “personal fables” and “individual audiences” and begins to systematically question things related to specific topics such as marriage and religion. Teenage stage characterized by poor decision making as a result of peer pressure stress and curiosity. Parents should therefore try to create good rapport advice and educate their children at this stage. Works cited Arnett Jeffrey Jensen. “Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood." Boston MA: Pearson (2014): print. 115 Cook Alexandra et al. "Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents." Psychiatric Annals 35.5 (2017). Print: 390-398. Dickstein Daniel et al. "Cognitive Flexibility and Performance in Children and Adolescents with Threshold and Sub-threshold Bipolar Disorder." European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 25.6 (2016): 625-638. Phillips Wendy et al. "Thinking Styles and Decision Making: A Meta- Analysis." Psychological Bulletin 142.3 (2016): 26 Piaget Jean. "Developmental Psychology: Incorporating Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s Theories in Classrooms." (2008): print. 36-54 [...]
The Topic : Talk to a teenager about politics, families, school, religion, or any other topic that might reveal the way he or she thinks. Do you hear any adolescent egocentrism? intuitive thinking? systematic thought? Flexibility? Cite examples.