Quiz 10: D Lifespan Development

Psychology

- A good answer will include the following key points.The prefrontal cortex,which is the area involved with inhibition,planning,and self-control,is still developing in adolescents and as such,likely isn't imposing the same level of control that might be seen in a fully-developed adult - The limbic areas,involved with reward,are well-developed in adolescents and likely lead to increased value being placed on reward - Social factors (e.g. ,peer pressure)play a major role in the behaviour of adolescents.The presence or absence of other teenagers can greatly influence behaviour,leading individuals to engage in riskier behaviours than they might when acting alone.

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