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Apart from balancing their academics with a prudent selection of extra-curricular activities these teenagers also have to cope with the ever increasing peer pressure whether it is smoking in a group, dumping their girlfriends/ boyfriends, dressing in a classy fashion and so forth.
On the other end of the story teenagers are also charged as being in the most careless time period of their lives where they feel whatever they do is justified and that they have a right to do what they please. Another dilemma faced by many teenagers is that of how “big” they actually are for example they have to put up with the conditions imposed on them by their parents because they are not independent enough to fend for themselves and thus live a completely independent life. Yet in a highly individualistic society as that of the United States of America, teenagers do not feel bound to live their lives the way their parents plan it out for them. Teenagers want their privacy. They are mostly confused as to what they want out of their lives. When children are in their teenage, what matters most to them is their individuality and how they identify with their peers. Most teenagers fall a prey to dangerous company which leads to their giving in to peer pressure and taking drugs, shoplifting for fun, committing robberies etc. Usually why teens get into such turmoil is because they do not communicate effectively with their parents who they see more as authoritative dictators who want to control their lives as opposed to someone who genuinely cares for them and their well being. Another factor which along with enhancing the information base of teenagers also renders them vulnerable is their unbound access to information through the internet. This access to the internet has made them more informed than any of their previous generations and in certain instances also increased their confusion as to their identity.
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The objectives of this paper are to discuss various psychological and sociological approaches explaining the said behavior of teenagers and to generate a discussion about how the psychosocial approaches can be merged together and applied to address the issue.
The gravity of problem of teen suicide in the US can be estimated from the fact that it happens to be is the third most important cause of death of people between 15 and 24 years of age in the US (“Teen Suicide, Mood”). In one year between from 2003 to 2004, there was found a noticeable increase in the number of teen suicides among teenage boys aged 15 to 19 and teenage girls aged 10 to 19 (Miller and Eckert 153).
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ve, autonomous agents provides the key to understanding how, despite being comprised of mechanisms, human beings are creatures with a unique coordination between these systems that ultimately lead to unique processes in the body that cannot be entirely explained with either of
So far, the US has the highest teen pregnancy rate among other developed nations as revealed by the surveys conducted by various researchers. Analyzing its statistics report, the rates of teen pregnancy in the US relatively decreases as the years go by, but still, it has the highest teen pregnancy rates among the industrialized nations.
entioned above, the teenager’s brain has not fully formed at this stage in life and the connections between neurons that have yet to develop have an effect on their emotional abilities meaning that this status cannot be entirely blamed on hormones (Brownlee 2).