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PURPOSE: The purpose of this case study is to determine if a 17 year old female, Emily, is appropriately developing physically, socially, and cognitively based on examined factors. Some factors that will be considered is the child's family situation, sociality, future plans, growth experiences, hobbies, and personality factors. The qualitative information provided will be used to determine if the child has adapted to the appropriate developmental stage of her age group. The analysis will also determine how each factor has impacted the development of the child. SUBJECT: The adolescent that was interviewed and observed wass a 17 year old female named Emily. She has no health concerns that would affect this study and I have known this child …show more content…

Compared to other teens, Emily seems to spend more time with her little brother than her peers. Although this is typically not expected of her it can be helpful for her little brother. Emily will be able to guide and mentor him. Some more major concerns of most adolescents are body image and mass media. In terms of Emily's depression, I can tell that her self perspective on her weight is most likely heavily influenced by mass media. Today, social media portrays specific body types as what is acceptable or considered good looking. Although everyone knows that every individuals is unique in their own way when it comes to body type, the media can still take a toll on the an individual's feelings and emotions. In addition, obesity is a prevalent issue in the U.S amongst adolescent around her age. In combination, rising obesity in teens and the heavy impact of mass media will definitely cause depression to skyrocket in adolescents. It was clear that during this part of the interview Emily’s mood became gloomy as she spoke with her head down about a subject that was sensitive to …show more content…

It is clear that based on Emily’s situation she is in later adolescence which typically occurs during high school, and approaching what scholars refer to as emerging adulthood. It seems that she falls into the category of feelings of “in-between”. This means she does not feel like an adolescent or an adult and holds rolls that are consistent with both periods of development. Emerging adulthood usually starts at high school graduation and ends at different times for everyone depending when they complete the tasks necessary to become an adult. Economic independence, cultural differences, puberty, body image concerns, and being influenced by the media are all expected challenges of adolescents in the U.S today. She is experiencing instability, uncertainty, and challenges which are all apart of the appropriate development of adolescents. These are all expected and common tasks of any adolescent approaching adulthood and going through some of the many changes of

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