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Children and Adolescent Development

This essay discusses childhood development and the various theories and theorists that have certain preconceived ideas about childhood development, and whether development is related to either external of internal factors and/ or other variable factors. The word childhood has changed over time; children now have different experiences at different ages than previously. Childhood also changes […]

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Dropout Review and Intervention

Each year (US Department of Education, web site), almost one third of all public high school students and nearly one half of all blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans do not graduate from high school. Our text (Aries, p. vii) points out that there is a psychological and behavioral transition of independence from parents and with […]

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Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is the phenomenon wherein we tend to get influenced by the lifestyles and the ways of thinking of our peers. Peer pressure can prove beneficial but it is most often observed to have negative effects on society. What is negative peer pressure? What is positive peer pressure? How do does it affect the […]

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Breakfast Club

This is one of my all time favorite movies, I bet I have seen it at least 50 times since I was teenager. It still reflects today, 25yrs later, the same feelings and issues teenagers feel. Time, styles, eras, your parents don’t change that. The Breakfast Club, a 1980 John Hughes teenage movie classic that […]

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Adolescence in the Bell Jar and Catcher in the Rye

Adolescence is the period between puberty and adulthood. Every teenager experience this moment in life differently some sail through happily to carry on with a peaceful life where as others are less fortunate and find that this moment is much more harder and stressful then they thought. Esther Greenwood and Holden Caulfield are one of […]

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Teenage Drivers and Mandatory Driver’s Education Training

As parents and adults living in today’s faced paced society there are some things that require our concentrated and immediate attention. One of those things is our teenagers and their poor driving habits. After thinking about ways to prevent further accidents, automobile homicides etc. , I feel that driver’s education training should be required for […]

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West Side Story

In the context of 1960s, chain gangs and gang wars are prevalent between Latin and White American adolescents. For the reason that the White American adolescents despise and discriminate against the Latin Americans (particularly the Puerto Rican race), the Whites resort to bully the minorities and they even ostracize the Latin Americans by depriving them […]

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Media and Body Image

According to the Media Dynamics publication, Media Matters, an average adult has a potential daily exposure to approximately 600-625 advertisements in any form. These exposures come from all media mediums; television, radio, newspaper, magazines, and internet. There are advertisements for everything from juice to condoms, fruit snacks to Viagra, Old Navy clothing sales to perfumes […]

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What Factors Influences teen culture the most?

Many people wonder what, if there are any, factors influence teen culture most? Is it something that teens create for themselves out of their own imagination, or is it something that they adapt to through their surroundings? Teen culture is formed through all of its surroundings and evolves with it. In reality, teen culture is […]

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