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  • “2.2- Niche-picking"

    Niche picking is a psychological theory on how people choose to pick their environment that matches with their heredity. For example, my little sister is an introvert and she usually goes toward people that are introverted like her.I see myself as fuzhounese asian american and noticed that I would be friends with other fuzhounese asian americans since we are so similar and have a lot in common in our culture. i pick who i want to hang out with to create an ideal enviorment that i want to be in.
  • 4.1 Gender intensification

    theory of gender intensification proposes that during adolescence increases pressure which can have negative psychological effects. This intensification is thought to be influenced by societal expectations and the influence of peer or society groups. During my early adolescence, my girl friends & i do feel the pressure by the society to act femininity since we`re women. stereotypes become more pronounced. An androgynous approach, in which both masculine and feminine traits are being expressed.
  • 3.1- Social Cognition

    Imaginary audience is a belief common in the adolescence, that others are constantly watching and judging us. When i was 12, I had a lot of acne and spots on my forehead. I got scared thinking that people will stare at my face. This belief is common during adolescence & can be influenced by the development of formal operational thinking. my ability to think in more abstract and logical ways is due to the development of imaginary audience beliefs by allowing me to think of others`opinions of me.
  • 2.1 Maturational Timing

    I would say that I am an average bloomer.Not too early nor too late. I noticed that most of the girls at my middle and high school already started their period. I haven`t had my period until when I was 13 years old. the early booming girls are likely to be prone to depression, eating disorder, lead to earlier sexual activity and using drug substances. However late bloomer girls can feel self concious about seeing their friends already growing and developing, same thing is not happening to you.
  • 8.1- rite of passage.

    Age 16: my rite of passage into adulthood. I did not celebrate or have a ritual since my family does not celebrate often. Some societies have elaborate rites of passage that signal the adolescent’s transition to adulthood; others do not (Ember, Ember, & Peregrine, 2015; Miller, 2017). I finally got my driver license & had more responsibilities such as taking care of opening & closing my uncle`s poultry business in NYC, I had to cook for my four younger siblings and had my first job at old navy.
  • 6.2- ego support

    Ego support refers to the ways in my relationship with others can help me to feel good about ourselves and provide me with a sense of self-worth. I have a best friend that would provide me companionship, I receive support and validation from her simply by spending time with her such as going out to eat and shopping.we do shared our experiences about boys, life, parents, & sleep.In stimulation, we may receive support from each other through engaging in activities that challenge and stimulate us.
  • 6.1- parent adolescent conflict.

    When my cognition changes, my perspectives and beliefs also change, which lead to conflicts with my mom, This conflict might arise because of different expectations than my mom. she want me to follow what she want me to do such as not going out with my friends. my cognitive development leads me to question the beliefs & values that they were raised with. However, if my mom do not share these new beliefs and continue to hold onto her old chinese expectations, bringing conflicts to between us.
  • 7.2- Transition to College

    the transition to college can be a time when I must develop greater independence and autonomy, as I`m no longer living at home in new york city. the transition to college can be a stressful time, as I faced with new academic and social challenges. I met alot of new students from different backgrounds and perspectives. Its a time for me to receive training & support in areas such as time management, study skills, and self-care It did provide me a valuable opportunities for growth and development.
  • 7.3- Intrinsic Motivation

    I remember I had a huge argument with my mother about choosing my major and career path. She wanted me to become a medical doctor. I was not really fully into, I always wanted to become an audiologist to help people with hearing loss. I knew I had my own career path planned out and graduating a year early. I was supposed to be in the 2024 but my hs credits were able to be transferred to GU. My intrinsic motivation made me take many classes that I could accomplish up to 120 credits to graduate..