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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 effective. 

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. 


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