Social and Emotional
Effect of Heredity and Environmental Factors
Adolescents want to fit in with the crowd and to be accepted; if they are not accepted they could turn to drugs and eating disorders. This is referring to the Environmental factors.
Effects of Life Events
- Social: They become less active and private
- Emotional: They may feel depressed and self conscious
- Social: They start to focus on the relationship more which sometimes causes them loose their friends
- Emotional: They become moody and distant
3. Extracurricular Activities
- Social: They seem to get closer to teammates and further away from their friends outside of the activity
- Emotional: They become tired, irritable, and more competitive
4. Peer Pressure
- Social: They can turn to drugs and drinking which can lead to substance abuse
- Emotional: They could become insecure and loose their self identity
5. Cultural Influences
- Social: They can have limits on their friends and become sheltered by their families
- Emotional: They can start to question what and who they are; they do not have a self identity
Role of Communications
They get influenced by friends more and more. They want to start dating and try to find "the one." Most teens don't let this get very intimate until later on in life.
Role of Nurture
- Adolescents need love and support from parents, siblings, friends, teachers, peers, etc.
- Poverty, malnutrition, and lack of adequate medical care can alter their developmental path.
- Cultural heritage and diversity can enrich their life, and the neighborhood where they live can determine the schools and peer groups that they would have
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