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Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Adolescents

- Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity, an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others (Psych Central 2014). Narcissists lack empathy towards other people and will even go to the extent of using others for their own personal benefit or self-improvement. The word originated from the story of Narcissus in Greek Mythology. Narcissus was renowned for his beauty and was attracted to a pool where he was able to see his reflection for the first time....   [tags: Narcissism in Adolescents]

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Depression in Children and Adolescents

- Depression in children is qualitatively different from depression in adults – these people are more at risk for more severe illnesses in adulthood, as well, which suggests that depression in young people has the potential to be particularly problematic. 60% of adolescents with depression will have recurrences in adulthood and also have a higher rate of suicide throughout their life (Clark, Jansen, & Cloy, 2012). The symptoms of childhood depression might be mistaken for normal mood swings as pertinent to changing developmental stages, and is often presented as irritability and negative attitudes....   [tags: Depressed Adolescents]

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The Negative Impact of Targeted Advertising on Adolescents and Children

- At the current time advertising can be represented in many ways - as a business, a fundamental ingredient of entrepreneurship or as an alternative way of communicating (William F. 2004). Originating from ancient times, its main purpose is to sell a product. William F. (2004, 6) claims that “every consumer is exposed to hundreds or even thousands of advertisements every day”. We view advertisements everywhere: on TV, banners, Web-sites, in magazines, newspapers, on sport events or even printed on tea cups, and all this is done with an aim to attract our attention....   [tags: Children, Adolescents, and Advertising]

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Social Media and Networking: The Harmful Impact it Has on Adolescents Today

- Social Media and networking has slowly but surely become an integrated part of the society we live in today. This type of technology is used in our everyday lives with people making an effort to keep in touch with family and friends, checking reviews of favorite restaurants, inviting friends to parties, or looking at pictures from recent outings. Whatever the reasons are for using these sites, this fairly new way to stay “in the loop” has also become a key component in the development of the children and adolescents who live in this day and age....   [tags: cyber world, bullying, adolescents]

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The Impact of Divorce on Young Children and Adolescents

- For the past decades, divorce has been increasing dramatically throughout the United States; it is a common issue in this society. Approximately one million children experience divorce or parental separation every year(Shinoda, Kevin Seiji, 2001, La Mirada, pg. 9). According the 2000 census data, about 28% of divorce or separated parents, have at least one children who is under age of 6(Kim Leon Jul., 2003 pg. 258). Also, slightly more than half of all divorced children are under the age of 18, and about 40% of all children will experience divorce or parental separation before reaching adulthood(Shinoda, Kevin Seiji, 2001, La Mirada, pg....   [tags: Effects Of Divorce On Adolescents]

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Effects of Internet Use on Adolescents Development

- Think about your Internet usage. How much time out of your daily life do you spend online. Does your use of the Internet take a toll on your diet, exercise and sleep. Think about today’s young people. They cannot remember a time when they did not have computers and cell phones. While technology and the Internet are useful tools to get information fast, the increasing use of the Internet by adolescents is taking a toll on their physical and emotional development. This increase in use of the Internet is causing several health issues in adolescents; these include problems with nutrition, exercise, and unhealthy sleep patterns, all of which can lead to a multitude of adolescent developmental c...   [tags: youth, technology, health, adolescence]

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Stress and Troubled Adolescents

-      Adolescents today are growing up in a totally different setting than the generation before them. New problems and choices are entering these young, and influential kids' lives. There are a lot of different factors in children’s lives that weren’t as common one generation ago. Adolescents today are filled with stress due to everyday problems in their lives.      There are many factors that are playing into all of this stress put on children. One of these factors is divorce, one-parent families....   [tags: Adolescent Behavior]

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Suicide in Adolescents

- In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established that 6.3% of high school students have attempted suicide in the preceding year. Given the lethal consequences of suicide attempts, determining risk factors among adolescents becomes especially important. Generally speaking, psychiatric disorders and substantial psychosocial impairments are known to be associated with suicide attempts. However, previous research attempting to identify specific risk factors in adolescents is somewhat ambiguous....   [tags: attempts, factors, disorders, assessment]

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Depression in Adolescents

- Depression in Adolescents Depression is a huge plague in the world. The American Psychiatric Association reports that depression occurs if at least 5 of the following symptoms occur for at least 2 weeks: depressed or sad mood, decreased interest in activities that once was enjoyable, weight gain or loss, psychomotor agitation or retardation, fatigue, misplaced guilt, a lack of concentration, or even recurrent thoughts of death. Approximately 121 million people are affected by some form of depression....   [tags: American Psychiatric Association, Depression]

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Obesity in Adolescents

- An estimated 1.2 billion adolescents - one in every five people – are living in the world today. In the other words, about 20% of the total population of the world are made up by adolescents (WHO, 2005). They are tomorrow’s adult and their health is a fundamental issue for a healthy society in future. However, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased dramatically among young people since 1980s worldwide (Haug, Samdal, Morgan, Ravens-Sieberer, & Currie, 2006). Over the last 20 years, the prevalence of obesity and overweight has increased at an alarming rate not only in developed countries, but around the world (Worobey, 2006, chap.15)....   [tags: Childhood Obesity]

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Obesity in Adolescents

- In this 2009 research study, Andrea Landis, Kathy Parker, and Sandra Dunbar draw on their extensive nursing experience and advanced education to evaluate whether a positive correlation exists between the amount of sleep an adolescent obtains and hunger/satiety levels. The study authors are well-educated in their respective fields of study. Andrea M. Landis, RN PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle, WA. Kathy P. Parker, RN, PhD, FAAN is the current Dean of Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing in Rochester, NY....   [tags: nursing, health, sleep, hunger, satiety, study]

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Addiction in Adolescents

- Humans are environmentally and genetically predisposed to developing a motivated addictive behavior. Addiction is a brain disease and a behavior. All behaviors are choices. Choices that adolescences make at a young age directly affect the outcomes of their futures. Many factors contribute to an adolescence becoming an addict or exhibiting a drug seeking behavior. Nearly all drugs of abuse increase dopamine release. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in drug abuse and addiction. Dopamine plays a role in reward motivated behaviors, motor control and important hormones....   [tags: behavior, environment, drugs, genes, expression]

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Anxiety in Adolescents

- ... states: “...obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) causes the brain to get stuck on a particular thought or urge” (Help Guide). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder commonly causes anxiety. When you have OCD you (in common cases) want to make sure things are in the right place, clean, ‘perfect.’ Your brain gets stuck on the same reel of questions: “Is it right. Do I like it. What do other people think about it?”A lot of OCD can be caused by social conflicts, self- consciousness. Some cases you want to make sure you look ‘perfect’ in your own mind, just because you’re leaving the house....   [tags: emotional disorders]

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Adolescent Sex Offenders

- There are many topics nowadays that are still hard to talk about openly. Though we’ve opened the door on many controversies, some of the simplest parts of life can be the hardest to discuss. For most of us, sex in particular can be a taboo topic, which may be the reason why so many children and teens are misinformed on the inner workings of sexual relationships and how they develop as we grow and mature. For some adolescents, this can lead to an unhealthy fixation on the concept of sex, and in some cases, lead them to take action on a situation they do not fully understand....   [tags: Adolescents, sex, offenders]

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The Effects of Parental Divorce on Adolescents' Psychosocial Development

- Psychosocial development is defined as psychological development pertaining to the interaction between social and psychological factors. There are many issues that play a role in adolescent psychosocial development. Some of those factors that have the most impact on psychosocial development in adolescents come from divorce effects. Divorce is defined as the legal splitting of two married couples becoming single again, ending their covenant with each other. The biggest outcomes that come from divorced families would be psychosocial development of internal and external stress sources, and intimate and social relationships....   [tags: adolescence, parents, emotions, relationship]

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Depresion in Adolescents is Becoming and Epidemic

- ... Since depression is under-diagnosed, clinicians treating adolescents need to be aware of the possibility of this diagnosis, particularly in high-risk groups (Tharper, Collishaw, & Pine, 2012). According to the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the reason why depression is often over looked in children and adolescents is because “children are not always able to express how they feel” (Brown, Hammen, Craske & Wickens, 1995). In addition, depression among adolescents is difficult to diagnose because it is a developmental stage associated with rebellion and experimentation marked by emotional turmoil, mood swings, and heightened sensitivity....   [tags: suicide, symptoms, biopsychosocial]

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Adolescents’ Appraisals of Smokers in Film

- Stereotyping the Smoker: Adolescents’ Appraisals of Smokers in Film The research question of this paper was, “is smoking among adolescents connected to smoking imagery in media, such as films” (McCool, Cameron & Petrie, 2004, p. 308). It has been shown that a higher rate of viewing films, with smoking images, increases the likelihood of an adolescent smoking (McCool, Cameron & Petrie, 2004, p. 314). The objective of this article is to find a connection between stereotypes of smokers in films and its ability to aid in the likeliness of an adolescent to take up smoking behaviors (McCool, Cameron & Petrie, 2004, p....   [tags: stereotyping, media, tobacco]

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The Effects of Online Media on Adolescents

- This world has become immersed in online media from socializing on networking sites to seeking information on search engines. People of all ages have become reliant on online media, but the most engaged users are the younger, more easily impacted generations. Although there are many positive uses for online media, there are many negative uses as well. Unfortunately, it is all too easy for these negative effects to impede upon the perceptions of adolescents. Some countries have been trying to reduce this effect by expelling the inappropriate content of online media ("Influence on Children Media...”)....   [tags: Online Media, Social Networks, Search Engines]

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Care Management of Adolescents with Asthma

- Care Management of Adolescents with Asthma Care Management of Adolescents with Asthma Asthma is a chronic condition associated with inflammation, constriction and swelling of the airways, and increased mucus secretion making if difficult to breath (Kaufman, 2012). In the United Stated, approximately 7 million children had asthma in 2010 (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2012a). This means that 1 in every 11 children suffers from this chronic inflammatory disease (CDC, 2012a). Data from 2006-2008 was analyzed to calculate 12-month incidence rates....   [tags: inflamation, constriction & swelling of airways]

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Causes and Prevention of Suicide in Adolescents

- Introduction Suicide is “the action of killing oneself intentionally” (New American Oxford Dictionary). According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents ages 10 to 24 (2014). Adolescent suicide is quickly becoming an epidemic. As shown in the chart, between 1993 and 2000, suicide rates were decreasing. Between 2000 and 2010, however, the rates have been increasing to alarming numbers. “Deaths from youth suicide are only part of the problem....   [tags: killing oneself intentionally, death]

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Effects of Absent Fathers on Adolescents

- The role of the father, a male figure in a child’s life is a very crucial role that has been diminishing over the years. An absent father can be defined in two ways; the father is physically not present, or the father is physically present, but emotionally present. To an adolescent, a father is an idolized figure, someone they look up to (Feud, 1921), thus when such a figure is an absent one, it can and will negatively affect a child’s development. Many of the problems we face in society today, such as crime and delinquency, poor academic achievement, divorce, drug use, early pregnancy and sexual activity can be attributed to fathers being absent during adolescent development (Popenoe, 1996;...   [tags: Social Issues, Divorce, Absent Parent]

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The Main Effects of Divorce on Adolescents

- Divorce is not a word many people like to use in casual conversation. It has a derogatory connotation that just leaves a lingering feeling of sadness hanging in the air. Although I grant that there are times when there is nothing left to do but move on in a relationship, I still maintain that a marriage is meant to be for life and it’s not something that should be given up on lightly. “Fifty percent of first marriages, sixty seven percent of second marriages and seventy four of third marriages end in divorce (Baker, 2011.)” That statistic is staggering....   [tags: old fashioned courtship, marriages]

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Being a Choral Director for Adolescents

- 1. What are the personal characteristics needed to be a choral director for adolescents. Choral directors of adolescents need to be flexible and quick thinking. These teachers must combine the interpersonal skills of a counselor with the loving concern of a parent. The most important quality that these teachers need to have is a passion and love for kids. Often teachers do not have the temperament to teach younger adolescents and prefer to work with senior high students. Teachers of younger adolescents are important because they demand respect from their students and help to guide their students through many times some traumatic years....   [tags: Choral Director]

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The Impact of Video Games on Adolescents

- “The Impact of Video Games” In the 2013 editorial The Impact of Video Games Adrea Norcia exposes the negative effects of violent video games on adolescents. Norcia writes to an audience interested in the effects of violent video games, while including both sides of the argument. The argument contains sufficient pathos creating a stir of emotions. In this Norcia argues using logos, however uses outdated information. She recalls the “(2000)” study where, “a majority of teens admitted that their parents do not impose a time limit on the numbers of hours they are allowed to play video games”, worrying researchers because of the negative effects of prolonged time in a violent environment.(Norci...   [tags: behavioral science, violence, technology]

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Observation of Adolescents in a County Court

- In observing Municipal Court at Jefferson County Court House there were many adolescences present. Thought there were older adults, the adolescences or delinquents seems to make up a number of the people there. The thought is, is there an effect the young adults there or reason why young adults are seen in municipal court. When observing the present of the adolescences was interested because of the fact that most were told to shape up or they would end up in jail. One was also told to get into counseling and have an intervention or would end up in jail....   [tags: Juvenile Crime, Criminal Justice System]

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The Aggregate Group: Children and Adolescents

- ... Children of poverty have a higher incidence of caries from poor dental care which leads to disease. Poverty itself does not cause illness; the lack of adequate education and health care does lead to a greater risk for health problems (Nies & McEwen, 2011). One study evaluated Legacy for Children a “public health strategy to improve child health and development among low-income families” (Kaminski et al., 2013). Between 1994 and 1998 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that there were significant differences in children of poverty in their cognitive and developmental outcomes....   [tags: Healthy People 2020, health, nursing]

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Effects of Media on Children and Adolescents

- 1. Character merchandising will be processed by children at the peripheral level, aka heuristic persuasion processing, as it is a message that relies heavily on emotional attachment and source attractiveness. These appeals rely on moderate levels of consumer attention and low motivation to process the message. The persuasive message is not presented in a rational argument the consumer must cognitively analyze but rather it is presented through an attractive character that children either know or can easily attach to that is aimed at generating a positive emotional association with the brand....   [tags: media influences on development]

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Effects of Social Media on Adolescents

- Recent advancements in technology have created a new form of communication. We call this new type of communication social media. Some of the big names in social media are Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Most people today use some form of social media on a daily basis. Social media is most popular amongst adolescents. According to a poll conducted by Infographic, nine out of ten teenagers have used social media. Whenever a new technological advancement occurs there is concern over how it will affect society....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]

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Is Bullying a Major Issue with Adolescents?

- Bullying is becoming more known as an epidemic across the world. Children perform this act because of their own insecurities and because they feel it is acceptable to treat others this way due to their differences. Some children do not entirely understand the consequences of their actions, and others do not care. As children mature, the cruelty becomes serious, and in some cases, it lasts through their adulthood. Even though some people believe bullying is just a part of life, it is actually an extremely serious issue in today’s society and has various attributing factors....   [tags: teenager behavior, psychology, education]

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The Effects Of Social Media On Adolescents

- In today’s society, all adolescents communicate and find out the latest gossip that is trending through social media. Since the introduction of the internet people always tried to find a way to communicate with people around the world, nowadays people connect through the likes of Facebook and Twitter. There is a plethora of negative causes of social media on the lives of the youth being cyber bullying, addiction, and not being aware of the privacy terms. Cyber bullying is a new type of bullying; it is when someone is harassing another person through the internet and abusing them verbally....   [tags: cyberbullying, harrassment]

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Factors Contributing to Depression in Adolescents

- Depression is a medical problem that causes persistent sadness and loss of interest in activities. This affects how teens think, feel, and behave. Depression can also cause physical and emotional problems. Common things that occur in adolescence, such as peer pressure and academic expectations, can have a much stronger effect on some teens when compared to others. The lows that they experience are not something normal. Dramatic changes in behavior and mood throughout the years of adolescence can be accepted as something normal; however, more often than not, those young adults may be suffering from depression....   [tags: persistent sadness, loss of interest in activities]

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The Increase of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

- Obesity in childhood in adolescents has increased dramatically over the past century. Throughout the United States all 50 of them, boys and girls have gained a great amount of weight. There are immediate and long-term risks for children who are obese. Conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, steatohepatitis, depression, stigma and others. Cancer is also possible too. Children who become obese are caused by what’s within their genes, around them in their environment, or from behavior and habits....   [tags: unhealthy eating habits]

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Diabetes in Asian American Adolescents

- In today’s society diabetes mellitus has become a prevalent issue, especially because it is affecting our youth in increasing numbers. Diabetes is defined as “a complex disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism that is primarily a result of a deficiency or complete lack of insulin secretion by the beta cells of the pancreas or resistance to insulin ("DM," 2013, p. 522). The number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has significantly increased from the 1980s to today, as well as the number of children being diagnosed....   [tags: Diabetes Mellitus, Society, Risk Factors]

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Understanding the World of Adolescents

- Context of Field Experience The clouds are hovering above as the sun peaks through to spread warmth over the people. I go to Coogee Beach and make my way to the area with grass, barbecues, and benches. While some people are in their bathing suits just sitting around soaking up some sun, there are other people fully clothed and just standing around talking and drinking some beers. It is now around 3 o’clock and groups of children in various uniforms start making their way towards where I am located....   [tags: teenagers, sociological analysis]

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What Leads to Adolescents Smoking?

- No matter how old a person is, practically everyone knows someone, a friend, family member or co-worker, who smokes cigarettes. The use of tobacco for smoking is something that has been practiced for centuries (A Complete Social History of Cigarettes, par. 1). Since the seventeenth century the tobacco plant has been grown in America and it has been used in its various forms ever since (A Complete Social History of Cigarettes, par. 1). James Bonsack invented a machine that could roll cigarettes and produce thousands per day in 1883 (A Complete Social History of Cigarettes, par....   [tags: cigarettes, cardiovascular disease, tobacco]

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Metal Music's Influence on Adolescents

- We each have our own favorite type of music. Many different aspects contribute to the kind we choose. Researchers believe that personality, how we see ourselves, our level of intelligence, our mood and level of self-esteem all have shown to influence our tastes in music. They have also found that not only do our personalities influence our music choices but the music can also influence our behaviors. It has been proven before that classical music helps with fetal development and is calming. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, heavy metal is most often looked at in regard to music’ effect on violence in adolescents....   [tags: behavioral and psychological analysis]

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Children, Adolescents & Psychotropic Medication

- Psychotropic medications, also referred to as psychiatric or psychotherapeutic medications, are used to treat psychiatric disorders, such as: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They have been used for many years and oftentimes come with dangerous side effects. The side effects that often occur in children taking these medications can include: fainting, blurred vision, vomiting, extreme weight gain, and even death ("Seroquel information,” n.d.)....   [tags: Mental Health ]

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Prevention of Suicide in Adolescents

- The community impact, which includes national, state, and community level, is crucial for suicide prevention in adolescents. By having the community involved, it allows a more effective prevention plan, along with measures on how to properly handle the situation more efficiently. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Surgeon General and National Action Alliance for Suicide, revised the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) in 2012. In which, they classified suicide prevention interventions into two categories: prevention targeted at the level of the individual and prevention targeted at the level of the population....   [tags: community involment, teachers, programs]

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Impact of Divorce on Adolescents

- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011 there were 2,118,000 marriages in the United States and almost half as many divorces (2013). The CDC also reports that only half of all first marriages will reach their twentieth anniversary. Divorce is a topic everyone is familiar with and it has almost become a normal part of life. While it is assumed that more divorces occur now than in the previous generation, the CDC actually reports that divorce rates have dropped over the past twenty to thirty years, though this could be due to the increase in individuals who live together without ever getting married or those who simply separate and cannot afford to become leg...   [tags: Reactions, Stress, Coping Techniques]

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Loneliness in Children and Adolescents

- Loneliness in Children and Adolescents Definition and the Extent of Loneliness Loneliness is a common human emotion involving an individual’s awareness of a deficit in personal relationships (Asher & Paquette 2003, as cited by Dunn, Dunn, & Bayduza, 2007) combined with distress resulting from feelings of social isolation (Hawkley & Cacioppo, 2010). Further, Cherry (nd) described loneliness as mental state associated with thoughts and feelings of emptiness and aloneness. The effect of loneliness in children may be mild over relatively short periods; however, over long periods, or chronic loneliness, individuals suffer from lower self-esteem, sadness, separation from peers, and missed opport...   [tags: Psychology ]

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Truancy and Adolescents Rebelllion

- Everyone knows the iconic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – the epitome of adolescent rebellion and independence – the benchmark of free-spirited insubordination that lies in the heart of all teenagers. Sure, the movie depicts skipping school as nothing more than a harmless and fun pastime, something that is enjoyable due in large part to its riskiness. But essentially it documents the day of a truant. A truant whose wild antics entertain, but a truant nonetheless. Like most things, Hollywood’s characterization of adolescent truancy is incorrect, not just in the sense that most kids will not be singing in parades whilst cutting class....   [tags: adolescence, rebellion, Ferris Bueller´s Day Off]

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Portable Digitial Devices for Adolescents

- ... This trend flourished with the expansion of online gaming, which allowed companies to essentially disguise product advisements in online games. These subliminal advertisements attract children to their products, utilizing a child’s purchasing power (Mazzarella 25). According to Sandra Calvert, the use of transmedia allows advertising firms to apply innovative marketing techniques through online advertising and stealth marketing techniques (Calvert 205). Stealth advertising is when marketers want to disguise the objective for the advertisement....   [tags: investigations, ability, environment, eating]

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Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

- Suicidal tendencies in adolescents begin around the ages of 10 through 19, with warning signs, prevention, treatment, and the causes and effects it has on the human psyche. Suicide is when someone decides to take his or her own life because and are suffering from a painful mental treatable illness and have lost hope in who they are. Because when hope is lost, some feel like suicide is the only solution to truly make the adolescents pain go away permanently. Scientific evidence that shows the people who have committed suicide had a diagnosable treatable mental disorder or substance abuse disorder (The National Institute of Mental Health, 2010)....   [tags: psychological tendencies in teenagers]

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Obesity in Children and Adolescents

- Did you know more than 35% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents ages 2 – 19 in the United States are considered Obese (Bucci 32). Obesity is a huge growing problem in not just the United States but everywhere that needs to be controlled. The U.S is the fattest country in the world with Mexico as a close second. Fast Food and Technology are some of the main reasons you usually think of when you think of causes of Obesity, but did you ever think that Parents and Family members have a huge part in the cause of Obesity....   [tags: growing problem in the US, unhealthy habits]

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Acne is Common Among Adolescents

- ... Their information comes from various health centres and organisations such as the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The HSCIC is a centre that collects, analyses and presents health care information. The CQC is a company that ensures the safety of people’s health in dentistry, hospital and home care services. Because these organisations contribute to the information on the website it assures the researcher that the content displayed is valid....   [tags: stress, anxiety, skin, natural oil]

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Co-occurring Disorders in Adolescents

- Co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders are quite prevalent in today’s society. Treatment and prevention of co-occurring disorders are both critical topics. However, professionals across the board cannot seem to agree on what is the best way to approach these topics. Perhaps the most ‘at-risk’ demographic for substance use are adolescents, ages 12 – 17. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2011) Thankfully, more and more research has been conducted in the areas of adolescents and co-occurring disorders over the past few decades....   [tags: Teen Drug Use, Mental Health]

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Neuromuscular Training in Adolescents

- Over the past several decades, resistance training has significantly improved body composition when initiated; it is highly recommended during adolescent years. The development of muscle strength and power through resistance training in children and adolescents is still a subject of some debate and criticism. According to the two researchers Myer and Faigenbaum, they’ve concluded, the age to initiate neuromuscular training in an adolescent is when the child is capable of understanding instructions....   [tags: participating in sports related activities]

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Self Mutilation in Adolescents

- SELF – MUTILATION IN ADOLESCENTS 3 Self- Mutilation in Adolescents Self –injury is the act of deliberately harming one’s body. Such as cutting or burning yourself. It is not meant as a suicide attempt. Rather self -injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration. Because self – injury is often done on impulse, it may be considered an impulse control behavior problem. The first article reviewed discussed diagnose and treatments of adolescents who self-mutilate....   [tags: Behavioral Issues]

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Eating Habits in Adolescents

- Introduction: The Research plan is about reviewing literature on eating habits in adolescents and how individuals and environmental factors influence the eating behaviour. Research also emphasises on importance of various meals in a day and inadequate nutrition and their impact. Specific health research questions will be discussed based on literature review and various variables – dependent and independent will be identified from those questions. The reader has also emphasised on the importance of research questions and how these questions can enhance knowledge about improving eating habits and taking control measures about health issues....   [tags: Nutrition]

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Alcohol Use in Adolescents

- This paper focuses on the influence of the family environment on the initiation of alcohol use in adolescents. Drawing from multiple studies to determine what family factors have the most influential impact on use. The first point discussed will be parenting style encompassing overall parental attitude on alcohol consumption including parental use, socioeconomic standing of the family, and cultural norms and differences. The studies have discovered how certain family characteristics and routines have affected adolescent use of alcohol....   [tags: family, influence, environment, consumption]

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Strategies for Diabetic Adolescents

- Adolescence, as defined by the World Health Organization, ranges from age 10 to 19. During these fragile years peer pressure, bullies, and the desire to fit it in surround this specific population. This makes it even harder when an adolescent is living with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Living with diabetes means checking blood sugars regularly, eating according to a strict diet, and injecting insulin when needed. The purpose of this paper is to explore strategies that nurses can utilize to facilitate self-care management of type 1 diabetes among adolescent children such as: patient, parent, and educator education, technology, support groups, and school nurses....   [tags: blood glucose, sugar levels, health, diet]

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Alcohol Use Among Adolescents

- This lecture deals with alcohol use (and abuse) among adolescents. Alcohol is an extremely important issue for teenagers. There have been many moments in my life during which I have been offered some form of alcohol, but turned it down. In order to avoid being exposed to alcohol and drunken (intoxicated) people, I do not attend parties- I doubt I will even after I turn twenty-one years old. Unfortunately, not too many underage people that I know abide by these rules, and I strongly doubt a high percentage of teenagers do ....   [tags: Alcohol]

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Eating Disorders and Adolescents

- Eating disorders develop during adolescence and normally peak within girls at the age of 15-16. Disturbed eating behavior are very dominant within the adolescent woman in our society. The number of adolescent woman struggling with such disorders is upwards of 40%. The most common of these disorders are bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating. There are various factors within our society that influence the development of such disorders. Deleterious eating behaviors are all to common in and the prevalence of them are so high that they are becoming less and less of a rarity....   [tags: young girls, anorexia, bulimia]

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Psychosocial Troubles of Adolescents

- 1. Introduction Adolescence, largely regarded as a period of time in a person’s life where he or she experiences major changes in terms of physical growth and mental development. It is a time in life, usually from the age 12-18 (Berk, 2010) where one has to go through many inevitable changes which may give him a certain level of discomfort. Adolescence was derived from the Latin word ‘adolescere’ which means growing up. There are various developmental issues faced during adolescence causes high levels of stress and anxiety in the youngsters....   [tags: Psychology]

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Substance Use in Adolescents

- The teen years can lead to some memorable years, some positive experiences and some negative. Driving, dating, freedom, and independence are all things that are typically looked forward to in the adolescent years. However, new experiences can come with steep consequences. Substance abuse and addiction dung the adolescent stage poses serious threats to healthy neurological development of the brain. With alarming percentages of adolescents in the United States admitting to substance use in recent years, multiple types of damage has been done to the still developing brains of this population, but active involvement in religion and spirituality is key to the prevention of substance use in this a...   [tags: teen years, freedom, independence]

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Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents

- Case Study In this paper, I will present a case study in which I will describe the struggles of living with an adolescent diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I will discuss the case, the family relationships, the causes and diagnosis, and the treatment options currently available to those with bipolar disorder in general. The purpose of my paper is to make the reader aware of what goes on in the life of an adolescent with bipolar disorder type II. VR is a vibrant, beautiful, fun loving 17 year old....   [tags: health, spectrum disorder]

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Obesity Rates in Adolescents

- Obesity rates in adolescents are on the rise and this poses a serious health issue and a need for proper nutrition. When a child does not receive proper nutrition, they face not only obesity, but are at risk for other disease as well. Busy guardian’s with bad eating habits also affect how the child will then choose to eat. Families with financial restraints often have less access to healthy foods and when they do,more often than not they are too expensive for the family. Finally, the rise in marketing unhealthy foods to adolescents is a major factor in how children from what they want to consume....   [tags: Serious Health Issues, Proper Nutrition, Health]

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Adolescents and Social Network

- If we fast forward twenty years from now, when today’s adolescents are in the working world, many jobs require a board meeting to take place or a presentation for co-workers. Without the ability to have eye to eye contact, and to be able to talk openly about a subject, the powerful presentation will be lost. This generation will rely more and more on emails and communication without really connecting face to face because it is what they are comfortable with. How will this impact the business world is yet to be seen but clearly should be a point of concern....   [tags: communications, e-mails, images]

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Selective Mutism in Adolescents

- ... This new name reflected that the individual chose the environment in which they would speak. Once again, the name of the disorder was changed to become “selective mutism”. The current name of the disorder shows that the individual’s ability to speak is not about choice, but about the social situation that the individual is in (Dummit III et al., 1996). When diagnosing a child with selective mutism, the lack of speech must be present for over a month, must impact their education, and can not be attributed to being unfamiliar with the target language....   [tags: language, disorder, classroom, student]

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The Characteristics of Adolescents

- The Characteristics of Adolescents Works Cited Not Included Adolescence, the period of life between childhood and maturity, may be regarded as one of the most crucial stages through which the human individual passes in his journey from conception to death. For many, it is seen as the key stage in development. Changes in physique and the maturation of the reproductive system bring with them associated changes in emotions and the whole pattern of psychological characteristics is restructured as the individual strives to attain a sense of identity....   [tags: Papers Young Adults Teenagers Behavior Essays]

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Homosexual Adolescents

- If one were to identify a time in life when the recognition of a homosexual identity would be most disruptive, adolescence would be at the top of the list. According to psychologist Erik Erikson, adolescence is a time of identity versus confusion. During adolescence, children are exploring their independence and developing a sense of self. Those who receive proper encouragement and reinforcement through personal exploration will emerge from this stage with a strong sense of self and a feeling of independence and control....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Adolescents and the Choice of End of Life Care

- This paper will focus on the two different sides of adolescents and their choice concerning end of life care. The first section will be adolescent centered and will help to provide a backbone to reinforce the choices they legally should be able to make using their right to autonomy. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Institute of Medicine did a very helpful study, that is pro adolescent choice that will be discussed in the first section of the paper. The second section will focus on Paternalism and the ethics behind the health care team making the ultimate decision that will benefit the patient....   [tags: Autonomy, Paternalism, Health Care, Pediatrics]

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Today's Adolescents: A Look at Sexual Development

- Today’s Adolescent: a look at Sexual Development Puberty What role does early puberty play in sex. As childhood slowly fades away and the signs of puberty becomes apparent on the young adolescent body. During puberty the body undergoes many physical changes that seemingly just appear. For girls in the early years of adolescence may not see any secondary changes in their appearance however their ovaries began to grow. In recent years girls have been experiencing puberty at early periods rather than 8-11 years old....   [tags: Child Development, argumentative, persuasive]

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Stress Among Adolescents

- This research study will discuss the causes and symptoms of stress among adolescents. There is positive stress and negative stress that can result an adolescent not wanting to be with peers, family, and friends. The adolescent that is experiencing these chronic factor will need to find help to alleviate the negative symptoms and find some positive ways that will remove whatever situation he or she experienced in life while growing up as a child. I will discuss and compare three literature reviews of the findings on stress and what methods were found to be a positive factor to remedy the situation the adolescent is experiencing....   [tags: Causes, Symptoms]

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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Stuttering in Adolescents

- What is the relationship between anxiety levels and stuttering in adolescents. The answer is still unclear. Many researchers have attempted to find out whether stuttering causes anxiety or if it is vice versa. Adolescence is a very emotional time, in which teens try to fit in and create their own identity and are experiencing who they want to become. Having a speech problem only makes the phase of adolescence the more stressing and difficult. That is why I wanted to see if adolescents who stutter have higher anxiety levels than fluent adolescents....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Quality of Life of Chronically Ill Adolescents

- Introduction: According to Marks (2002), chronic illnesses (CIs) are diseases that are persistent, rarely cured completely and are not spontaneously resolved. Some examples of chronic diseases (CDs) are asthma, severe allergies, seizures, diabetes mellitus, autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell anemia and cancer (Wikipedia, 2011). Different chronic illnesses have different adverse effects; however, chronic diseases generally affect adolescent population as it makes them vulnerable to their environment and to the demands of society....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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The Issue Adolescents Have with Self-Image

- Self- Image: Adolescences General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: to inform my audience on the issue adolescents have with self- image. Central Idea: Ideas about self-image is a broad array of issues with personal and social implications such as social media, peer pressure, and culture. Introduction: What is Self- image I. Attention getter- “At the age of 9 she began to bind her feet on her own. She did not know the elaborate method of the traditional foot binding… She invented her own method of binding, wrapping her feet tightly with layers of elastic bonds to prevent her feet from growing longer and wider....   [tags: social media, peer/cultural/family interaction]

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The Media's Influence on Adolescent's Body Image

- Adolescence is a time for learning and growth. This time can be easier to handle by some than others. For some it can be a revelation of new experiences and ideas, while adolescence can also be a difficult, stressful time for those trying to discover themselves. This can affect themselves as well as those around them. During this time, adolescents are likely to identify with those around them, their peers. Identifying with peers can help adolescents along by giving them the opportunity to see how others deal with problems similar to their own and by offering their own advice to those who need it....   [tags: Adolescents and the Mass Media]

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The Development of Online Gaming Addiction in Adolescents

- The online gaming community has increased drastically throughout the years. The community consists of people at the ages of five to forty years old. Among the group, adolescents that play online games are at greater risk of becoming addicted which is a detrimental problem in their daily lifestyle. Before discussing what online gaming is, an explanation must take place about the reason that the adolescent group is the most at risk. Adolescents are at the age where they are planning on going to college to follow their career....   [tags: unhealthy lifestyles, video games]

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Adolescents in the TV Show Freaks and Geeks

- ... He develops into a mature adult and learn the lesson of life. This lesson is of people, like his father, who have a mid-life crisis and they tried many things to avoid the feeling of it. Another example is Sam Weir, in episode 17, breaks up with his long time crush, Cindy Sanders. Sam learns that Cindy is actually very shallow and boring and that isn’t what he is looking for. This strays from the stereotype of having the popular person always break up with less popular person and having people always think that adolescent always have true love in high school....   [tags: learn, media, choices, struggles]

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Anxiety and Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents

- 3. Describe the study in your own words. a. Why was the study done. What was the purpose of the study. i. The purpose of this study was to examine relationship between sleep-related problems (SRPs) and anxiety disorders among children and adolescents. Previous research indicates a significant association between SRPs and anxiety disorders. However, there is limited research investigating SRPs in children and adolescents and their possible effect on functioning during the day. Therefore, this study attempts to address these discrepancies by means of an introductory inspection of various kinds of SRPs amid an abundant sample of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Career Development of Native American Adolescents

- Career Development of Native American Adolescents The vocational concerns of Native Americans as a whole are disturbing. Between 24 and 50 percent of Native Americans living on reservations are unemployed, making them the largest unemployed ethnic group in the nation (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008). Furthermore, post-secondary education completion rates for Native Americans are the second lowest in the country, compared to other U.S. minorities. Summary of Research and Relevance of Vocational Theory for Native Americans The research that exists in this area tends to fall into three categories as outlined by Turner & Lapan, (2003): the structure of vocational interests, the...   [tags: disturbing vocational concerns]

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The Role of Hip-Hop in the Lives of Adolescents

- Here’s a task… Ask an individual one of the factors that may cause unacceptable behavior in adolescence. The culprit is Hip-hop. This genre of music receives a bad reputation for its violent, overly sexualized and graphic lyrics. Stereotypically, a typical rap video may consist of an African-American male, riding in the newest car, accompanied with one or more attractive female. This image although it may seem very simplistic poses different implications on both male and female adolescence. The messages sent out are different and without proper guidance, an individual perception of beauty and values on life may change....   [tags: Music, Rap, Culture]

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Adolescents: Leave the Cell Phones At Home

- Post inception of the cell phone has fueled a shift in the civility of adolescent social interaction. Gone are the days of seeing teenagers imaginatively playing alongside each other with the only restriction being his or her ability to effectively communicate. Virtual conversations, text messages and online social networks have replaced development of social skills through personal interactions. Some educators insist that cell phones provide a unique opportunity to capitalize on the learning experience in the modern classroom....   [tags: Technology ]

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The Media is Destroyng the Self-Image of Adolescents

- Our world is one dominated by the media. The media helps us know what is going on in the world, decide on places to go, where we should eat, and even for some what and how much we should eat. Media has come to far and is now affecting in major numbers the way adolescents view themselves. The way media is doing this is sometimes subtle and other times blatantly obvious. In these articles three different ways the media works to effect adolescents are analyzed and show the impact the media has on our world today....   [tags: fuji put tv on a diet, laura buttervaugh]

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Effects of Media on Adolescents’ Body Image

- “By producing ideals that are absurdly out of line with what real bodies look like, the media perpetuates a market for frustration and disappointment. Its customers will never disappear”, announced Paul Hamburg, Harvard Medical School. The media projects an ideal of perfection unattainable by the viewing public, therefore causing a negative effect on how adolescents view their bodies. Advertisements can be seen anywhere: televisions, movies, magazines, billboards, and even on the internet. The media portrays physical perfection as the main goal that viewers should strive to achieve....   [tags: Psychology]

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Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

- Just for a moment, imagine being a child who is unable to have a stable youth because of recurrent episodes of major depression with manic symptoms, intermingled with phases of normal behavior and hypomanic periods. Bipolar disorder – also called manic-depressive disorder – is a disorder that entails severe mood swings; fluctuating from the most horrible depressions to the most euphoric and energetic phases (Birmaher, 2013). The DSM-IV TR portrays Bipolar I Disorder as an illness during which a patient is affected by mood changes that last from weeks to months....   [tags: Manic Depressive Disorder]

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Media’s Influence on Children and Adolescents

- Unlike previous generations who were “introduced” to the internet, television and social media, the present generation is “born” in it. By this statement, it is implied that children today are much closer to technology and media than adults are, and so, are more likely to be affected by it. Perhaps, the highest impact on the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of children and adolescents is by media due to its ready availability through Smart phones, tablet PCs and other portable devices....   [tags: Development, Behavior, Shyness]

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The Effect of Social Media on Children and Adolescents

- The Effect of Social Media on Children and Adolescents In today’s society, much advancement has been made throughout the universe. However, one that seems to stand out in particular is the use of social media. Social media has both positive and negative effects on society. This advancement has led to a difference in communication to everyone by reconnecting with others, or even informing the public nationwide through televisions such as the news or talk shows. However, is social media safe to use....   [tags: privacy, sexting]

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Impact of Fast Food on Children and Adolescents

- Through Eric Schlosser’s book Fast Food Nation he examines the effects that fast food has impacted the world and the way it is affecting the people that are consuming it. As the fast food industry continues to grow throughout not only the United States but the whole world, marketing companies are always looking for ways to broaden the group of people that are interested in buying their product over another company’s. As a marketer for a fast food company it is essential to have a group of people that you can rely on to always buy the company’s product, to many fast food companies they found this group of people to be adolescents and children....   [tags: Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation]

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