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Week 2 notes: Puberty and the brain (middle childhood)

by: Jasmine Lewis

Week 2 notes: Puberty and the brain (middle childhood) FSHS 506

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Jasmine Lewis
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Kelly J. Welch

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Hey guys! These are thorough notes from Dr. Kelly Welch's week 2 lecture. Enjoy and remember to let me know if you have any questions!
Middle Chldhd/Adolsc
Kelly J. Welch
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Middle Childhood. Week Two: Puberty and the brain.
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This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jasmine Lewis on Saturday September 5, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to FSHS 506 at Kansas State University taught by Kelly J. Welch in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 195 views. For similar materials see Middle Chldhd/Adolsc in Child and Family Studies at Kansas State University.


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Date Created: 09/05/15
Defining Adolescence 9515 105 AM Defining adolescence first started in the 1950 s Defining adolescence is the developmental stage between childhood and adulthood o It is a distinct developmental period 0 Today the definition is misleading o It is a new stage of study that constantly changes 0 This stage brings significant changes in biological cognitive personality and social levels THIS STAGE HAS THE MOST RAPID AND PROFOUND CHANGES THAN ANY OTHER PERSIOD OF DEVELOPMENT EXCEPT INFANTCY ADOLESCENCE Stages are getting longer than pervious years Adolescence in the 1950 s started around 16 years of age Adolescent boys 14 years old 2015 Adolescent girls 8923 years old 2015 Adolescent boys 1125 years old Biological and social changes over the past 100 years have extended the Adolescent period Children mature more quickly as early as 9 or 10 years old Social changes extend the time we remain dependent on our parents When a female hits 100110 lbs she will start her period age no longer defines when a girl will start her period its her body weight This is because of the amount of Leptin fat in the diet ON AVERAGE A child is exposed to 40000 sexual ads per year That s a lot THE 3 DOMAINS B C P One major word to keep in mind when it comes to the 3 domains of life isHOLISTICHOLISTICHOLISTIC This means that all three domains are interconnected interrelated and in constant growth motion This makes you who you are You holistic BBiological HPG access in the brain 0 9H Hypothalamus o 9 P Pituitary o 9 G Gonadotropin releasing hormones Puberty Prefrontal Cortex CCognitive Jean Piaget cognitive developmental theorist David Elkind theory on adolescent egocentrism PPsychosocialSocial Emotional focuses on peers sex dating parenting suicide bullying cyber bullying suicide etc MAJOR THEMES OF RESEARCH 1What are the key transitions and tasks that must take place before moving on to the next transitiontask 2What are the efforts to cohort membership 3How does developmental change occur during adolescence 4What are the NatureNurture influences The big question is WHY FACTS In 1988 billions of dollars were put towards public schools The United States is the leading country for 0 Teen Pregnancies Highest STD rates 0 Highest abortion rates 0 23rds of teenage pregnancies are abortions 1 in 3 are sexually assaulted 1 in 4 experience dating violencequot DEFINING ADOLESCENCE CON39T Genetics B Nature loads the gun but the environment pulls the triggerquot Developmental Tasks INTRApersonal within yourself INTERpersonal between you and others Constant state of growth motion 0 Internal forces Family of origin F00 0 External forces Environmental BROFENBRENNER39S ECOLOGICAL MODEL YOU biological cognitive psychosocial MICROSYSTEM Exerts the most force on you The people you come in contact with on a daily basis 0 Ex F00 Peers school neighborhood church boy and girl scouts etc MESOSYSTEM Connects things in the microsystem Ex Parent teacher conference EXOSYSTEM All the other systems in the culture This is where there is a link between the context where YOUA do not play an active role in 0 Ex A father getting fired from his job and comes home to take it out on YOUA MACROSYSTEM the overarching belief system of the culture 0 Ex JudeoChristianity Muslim Islam etc CHRONOSYSTEM Simply means time Transitions and shifts in one s lifespanquot Ex Divorce and how it affects YOUA Each circle or color in this case represents a context and ecosystem 0 Can be either positive or negative forces working for and against you 9515 105 AM 9515 105 AM


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