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Cognitive Development of Adolescents


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The cognitive development in adolescents.

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Cognitive Development of Adolescents

  1. 1. Adolescence The Cognitive Development
  2. 2. I would there were no age between sixteen and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting—Hark you now! The Winter’s Tale – Act III, Scene III William Shakespeare
  3. 3. COGNITION The set of all mental abilities and processes related to knowledge. Thinking Understanding Learning Remembering
  4. 4. It is NORMAL for adolescents to:
  5. 5. Argue for the sake of arguing. Walker and Taylor, 1991
  6. 6. Jump to conclusions. Jaffe, 1998
  7. 7. Be self-centered. Jaffe, 1998
  8. 8. Constantly find fault in the adult’s position. Bjorklund and Green, 1992
  9. 9. Be overly dramatic. Jaffe, 1998
  10. 10. The Cognitive Development
  11. 11. Early Adolescence 11-13 years of age • Growing capacity for abstract thought. • Mostly interested in present with limited thought to the future. • Intellectual interests expand and become more important. • Deeper moral thinking.
  12. 12. Middle Adolescence 14-18 years of age • Continued growth capacity for abstract thought. • Greater capacity for setting goals. • Interest in moral reasoning. • Thinking about the meaning of life.
  13. 13. Late Adolescence 19-21 years of age • Ability to think ideas through. • Ability to delay gratification. • Examination of inner experiences. • Increased concern for future. • Continued interest in moral reasoning.
  14. 14. Theory of Cognitive Development Jean Piaget •The Sensorimotor Stage •The Preoperational Stage •The Concrete Operational Stage •The Formal Operational Stage
  15. 15. The Formal Operational Stage Logic Abstract Thought Problem-Solving
  16. 16. The Prefrontal Cortex
  17. 17. • Unregulated Experimentation • Alcohol • Unsafe Sex • Extreme out-of-control activities
  18. 18. Sleep
  19. 19. Exercise
  20. 20. Eating
  21. 21. Growing up is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another. F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. 22. THANK YOU! Child and Adolescent Development Adolescent’s Cognitive Development Presented by: Talaboc, Clarice Anne D. II-6 AB/BSE Literature