Essays Tagged: "adolescent"

Thoughts on Irony

f fifteen I learned that lesson the hard way. The words my mother and I had exchanged during common adolescent--parent confrontations were now my reality. I had no parent figure in my life, and I was ...

(3 pages) 43 0 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Effect of Drugs and Alcohol on Teenagers

on:"Crack, booze, pot, crystal- from the inner city to the suburbs to small towns, the world of the adolescent is permeated by drugs. When 'a little harmless experimentation' becomes addiction, parent ... ograms simply are not enough" (Nowinski, inside cover).Today's society provides many challenges for adolescents that our parents never had to face. Pre-marital sex and pregnancy, alcohol abuse, and dr ...

(5 pages) 534 0 3.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Two Critical Documentaries-- Comparing the films "Sonic Outlaws" and "Manufacturing Consent"

"Who can is responsible for these problems? and how can I express my nearly adolescent tendency toward instigation in addressing these problems?""Well, Negativeland, these prob ... erwise) as the primary malevolent force of our rime. Baldwin's take on the fight is at the puerile, adolescent end of the attack on the corporation, at the other end of the offensive is "Manufacturing ...

(4 pages) 120 0 5.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Conventions of Psychoanalysis in "Where are you going, Where have you been" by Joyce Carol Oates

ory. The first occurrence is Connie's father's denial of the possibility of mischief in his budding adolescent fifteen year old. Most adults(especially parents) know what it means to be a teenager, so ...

(3 pages) 191 0 5.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Critical Summary of Cultural Effects on Eating Attitudes in Israeli Subpopulations and Hospitalized Anorectics

sa proportionate to the severity of the western influence. To test their hypothesis, Apter surveyed adolescent Israeli girls in 10 subpopulations of Israeli culture. Throughout the rest of the article ... zes that this added stress of Western ideology combined with the non-Western ethnic origin of these adolescents could create complications such that the attitudes towards food will begin to resemble t ...

(3 pages) 55 0 2.2 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


on period for young people has been steadily lengthening over the past 100 years, giving rise to an adolescent subculture. As a result of this prolonged transitional stage a variety of problems and co ... with this age group have developed. Psychologists single out four areas that especially touch upon adolescent behavior and development: physiological change and growth; cognitive, or mental developme ...

(7 pages) 347 1 2.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

it is a research paper that takes a look at stereotypes among young children.

of cross- sex gendered play toys thus, measuring the amount of preconceived ideas held by these pre-adolescents. The results conclude that pre-adolescent boys are more likely to be influenced by gende ... the study was designed to examine the amount of influence others have over the gender ideals of pre-adolescents in this stage of childhood, a second study was performed in order to evaluate other conc ...

(7 pages) 350 1 3.9 Jul/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

One cause of racism according to a feminist's perspective.

erior to them because they have a thousand memories that support it. Superiority starts early in an adolescent's environment. It is a fallacy that children are taught to hate. Most children that lack ...

(1 pages) 82 1 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens.

isonment of the many lies and secrets he must keep to himself as a result of this experience. As an adolescent, he has to suffer the imprisonment of his social class. He routinely laments about his ch ...

(2 pages) 57 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

The Lesson

tch and her goddamn college degree" (470), represents more than everyday dislike of authority by an adolescent. Sylvia has her own perception of the way things work and does not like to have that inva ...

(3 pages) 85 0 1.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This paper is about anorexia in teenage girls discusses the problems

heir teenage and early adult years. In one recent study, it was found that up to one percent of all adolescent and college age female students suffer from some degree of anorexia nervosa. In many of t ... The largest risk group that exists for developing eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia are adolescent females and women in their late thirties. As discussed, anorexia can cause serious damage ...

(12 pages) 197 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

This is an essay type response to What The Perfect Teacher's Leadership style should be: authoritarian,democratic or lassize-faire Wafa Nurdin

ife of a student. Indirectly they portray the role of a parent, they watch the student grow into an adolescent and then onwards to a fully developed being. However, the method of teaching that the edu ...

(5 pages) 314 2 4.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Sex Education should be taught in middle schools to make our children aware and help them with decisions in the future.

pthem with decisions in the future. When children enter middle school many of them are goingthrough adolescent changes. This school district needs to help educate these hormone ragingteens about sex e ...

(2 pages) 131 1 3.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Why we should have unlimited freedom of speech

t to criticize President Bush? Well, yes. But there is an ocean of difference between criticism and adolescent bad-mouthing.The right to free speech comes with the responsibility to express oneself ta ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.9 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The Use of Metaphor, Diction, and Symbol in Sharon Olds' The One Girl at the Boys Party

n a poem of reminiscent adolescence, Sharon Olds defines a young girl who has the capacity to judge adolescent emotion with the benefit of time, for she is now a mother herself. This definitive view o ... lso accentuates the mystery associated with the minds of the female gender, and the strength of the adolescent, whose mother recounts a vicarious experience that seems to stand a landmark in the socia ...

(2 pages) 121 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"The Lesson" is a story about one African-American girl's struggle with her growing awareness of class inequality. (works cited included)

tch and her goddamn college degree" (470), represents more than everyday dislike of authority by an adolescent. Sylvia has her own perception of the way things work and does not like to have that inva ...

(11 pages) 256 4 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Adoption And Identity Formation

ty formation. Many of the researchers agree on some of the causes of identity formation problems in adolescent adoptees, while other researchers conclude that there is no significant difference in ide ... opment, the greatest psychological risk for adopted children occurs during the middle childhood and adolescent years (McRoy et al., 1990). As children grow and change into adolescents, they begin to s ...

(7 pages) 162 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Believe What One Wills: An essay questioning the motives for St. Augustine's conversion.

y to manage his will played a very important role in what faith he finally adopted as his own.As an adolescent, Augustine fell into a similar trap as many others at the same age; he desperately wanted ...

(3 pages) 114 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Holden's Loss of Innocence in "Catcher in the Rye"

ce. Holden believes everyone is innocent, but they inevitably loose it somehow by the time they are adolescent. Holden believes innocence is lost in childhood. Holden is extremely concerned about this ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice Munro's limited feminist approach in conveying a young girl's rite of passage in her short story "Boys and Girls".

ry also portrays the subtle differences emotionally between the two, often emotions that a child or adolescent cannot fight. Munro is found to use the relationship that the child shares with her mothe ...

(5 pages) 109 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American