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Teens: Impulsive Behavior

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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The Mysterious Workings Of The Adolescent Brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal ...

Hormonal Factors

One of the factors that cause teenage impulsivity is the sudden increase of hormones in the body of the teenagers. Testosterone for boys and estrogen for girls. As teenagers enter puberty, their body starts producing more growth hormones than it u...

Cognitive Perspective

This idea is somewhat connected to the prefrontal cortex, or the brain as a whole. Teen cognition develops in relation with the brain’s development. Which means, if the brain is not fully developed, the teen’s cognitive level will not be fully dev...

The 16-Year-Olds Who Have Committed 86 Crimes

According to this article, more than 60 percent of teenagers who committed crimes lacked a sense of morality, not from having a different social background. They had weak moral sense and lacked self-control. And as 14 years old boy mentioned in th...

Parents Job

There are various ways in which parents can support their child. First, they should talk about consequences of impulsive behavior with their child. By doing this, the child can learn to evaluate the worthiness of an action. Secondly, setting up gr...

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How To Deal With Kids Who Are Impulsive : Tips For Parents

Dealing with kids who are very impulsive sometimes can be a bit easier said than done. Find out how to properly deal with kids who are impulsive with help from an experienced parent coach in this video clip.

Environmental Factor And Hormone

The word “stress” implies that someone is stressed out of outside influences. And when someone is stressed out, the body produces hormones to try regulate the body. The failure of this often leads to impulsive behaviour, for example, committing su...

Environmental Factors

A sociocultural explanation, environmental factors also can cause teenage impulsivity. Children who grew up in an environment where his/her friends or family projects explosive behaviors are more likely to develop impulsive behaviors.

Prefrontal Cortex And Teen Cognition

These two relate to another in a sense that the teen cognition would not be developed if the prefrontal cortex is not as well. In other words, the prefrontal cortex and the brain itself is still not developed fully by the time teenagers reach the ...

Peer Pressure

As your child becomes socially active, he or she will make new friends, and their friends can affect your child’s behavior. Especially, teens are more likely to be negatively influenced by peers especially when they have poor self-esteem. When the...

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How To Help Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

This video offers tips to parents on how to teach their kids to protect themselves from negative peer pressure. As kids get older, they may be pressured to take part in activities they don't really want to do, such as drinking, smoking, cheating, ...

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Parenting - Teens | 12-18y

Teens: Impulsive Behavior

Walter Basnight, Walter BasnightWalter Basnight
Why did they go and do that?