Modern Rites of Passage and Adolescence

Since most Americans do not practice rites of passage, how do we know when adolescence ends and adulthood begins? What psychological features do we expect to see in adolescents? What psychological features do we expect to see in adults? It seems like today the appearance of adulthood is at a younger and younger age but... Continue Reading →

Suicide Rates by Age Group

Respond to the following based on the information in the “Suicide Rates by Age Group” article: What has been the trend in suicide rates over the past few years? Surprisingly, in the past few years, suicide rates have declined to the point that suicide is not even considered one of the top causes of death... Continue Reading →

Effects of the Media’s Portrayal of Sexuality

What are the effects of the media’s portrayal of sexuality on adolescents’ sexual lives? What are some negative and some positive effects of the media’s portrayal of sexuality? How has the media’s portrayal of sexuality affected your life? The effects of the media’s portrayal of sexuality on adolescents’ sexual lives are multifaceted and complex, psychologically... Continue Reading →

Sexuality at Different Life Stages

Sex is the one biological process that is completely necessary for the perpetuation of humankind. We, as a race, can eat well, sleep well, drink well, and even love well, but without the capacity to reproduce we cannot continue beyond a single generation. Yet the reproductive component of sex sometimes takes a backseat to more... Continue Reading →

Healthy vs. Unhealthy: Being Single or Cohabitating

Post your response to the following: Choose two of the following three questions about lifestyles to answer. Reference trends related to the lifestyles in your answers. What are healthy versus unhealthy reasons to marry? What are healthy versus unhealthy reasons to cohabitate? What are healthy versus unhealthy reasons to stay single? Single The one statistic... Continue Reading →

Stages of Ego Development

Explain Jane Loevinger’s stages of ego development in 200 to 300 words. Include manifestations that might appear during each of the stages. I-2 (Impulsive) This stage occurs during early childhood. This is basically an egocentric stage, with the child categorizing people in “mean to me” or “nice to me” groups (McAdams, 2006). During this stage,... Continue Reading →

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