Gopnik Today's Adolescent Mind Analysis

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While there are some aspects of Gopnik’s essay on the problems with today’s adolescent mind that I can agree upon, there’s a few blatant issues with her writings. Firstly, Gopnik’s essay title immediately has a negative connotation surrounding it by suggesting there is something “wrong” with the teenage mind. Gopnik presents many issues plaguing youths, such as poor diet, and lack of exercise; in addition she briefly blames the industrial revolution and the information revolution as leading factors in why children are failing to achieve adulthood sooner in life and why they’re hitting puberty so quickly, however, she seems to focus primarily on teens and early adult’s brain chemistry.
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