Journal of Adolescent Research: SAGE Journals.
Research Paper. Running head:. Abstract. Anxiety disorders among children and adolescents are very prevalent in today’s world. The physical and mental symptoms of the varying disorders interfere with a child’s daily. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the most common form of therapy for anxiety ridden children and certain medications are.
Developing Adolescents presents, in an accessible way, research findings on the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and behavioral aspects of “normal” adolescent development to help guide professionals working with adolescents in many different contexts. There is currently no standard definition of “adolescent.”.
In this paper we discuss the surging hormones of puberty and their influences on adolescent behavior. We describe why these issues represent an interesting and important area of investigation, emphasizing their contributions to a specific set of developmental processes at the heart of the transition from childhood to adolescence.
Another important aspect of parenting style is that the adolescent behavior is an important measure that can have a significant influence on parenting style. For instance, if a child breaks a curfew, both parents adopt a measure to deal with the child in order to enforce an action.
Learning from mistakes is a major part of adolescence. “According to Aristotle, young people entered adolescence as unstable, and by the end of the period, they developed a sense of self-control. The most important characteristic of adolescence is the ability to choose” (Gumbiner, 2003, p. 18).
The development of the prefrontal cortex parallels improvements in cognitive control and behavioral inhibition as an adolescent transitions to an adult. Frontalization may underlie adolescents' growing ability to think abstractly outside of themselves, and see themselves in the way others see them--which could contribute to the feeling of being constantly on stage and judged that many teens.
Research Papers - Child Development. Below you will find a number of articles and research documents relating to 'Child Development'. Please choose one of the four categories below or on the left and click on the icon to open a pdf document that you can save or print (or follow the link to another site).