The mysterious working of the adolescent brain
Once again, you will view a TED Talk video that is directly related to the course content this week and then reflect on what you have learned in a graded blog activity. This introductory activity helps learners to think about and explore the meaningfulness of the course content covered in the module, with a focus on the biological and social perspectives of human development.
By successfully completing this reflection activity, learners demonstrate Module Outcome 1: Illustrate the physical changes adolescents experience and how sexuality develops during the adolescent years.
Watch the video, The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file, 14:26 mins]. Briefly reflect on your own thoughts and ideas about the content of the video by writing answers to the following:
Â· What types of physical changes do adolescents experience?
Â· How do these physical changes influence sexuality during the teenage years?
Â· Which theoretical approaches are used in the video to describe adolescent behavior? Please give an example for each approach.
Â· Based on what you learned from the video and the readings in your text, describe and give examples of some threats to the well-being of teenagers.
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