1. Considering what is
known about the teenage brain and sexual development, are messages of
“just say no” likely to be effective when it comes to drug use and
sex? Why or why not? Be sure to explain your answer. Please note your answer
should make reference to both adolescent brain and sexual development.
2. What cognitive
features characterize the adolescent? Name and explain two specificcognitivecharacteristic(s) of adolescents that
explain why their physical development often causes them much concern. What
abouthowthey think makes their changing bodies
bother them so?
3.Compare and contrastanorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Which of
these eating disorders is more dangerous? Be sure to explain your selection.
4. What is a rite of passage and whatpurposedo rites of passage serve? Discuss
at least two examples of rites of passages in your own life. Be sure to note
what purpose they were intended to serve – and whether or not they were
5. When considering identity, what did Marcia mean by a “crisis”?
Give two examples of crises to illustrate your understanding.
6. What is meant by a “foreclosed” identity? What type of parenting
would be most likely to result in this identity status? Give an example of an
individual who is identity foreclosed. Is identity “fixed”, or can
identity status change? Be sure to explain your answer.