Impulsivity for short-term reward in adolescence

Parental Alienation

Importantly, over late childhood and adolescence, there seems to be a lack of synchrony in the development of two of the critical brain systems that enable fully adaptive behavior.

The ‘rational’ cognitive system, which allows for understanding a problem and arriving at a solution, appears to be well formed at age 16.[14] This seems in step with the maturation of frontal cortex, and on testing a child may give appropriate, adult-like, answers.

However, the system for effective use of information in context – balancing
long term consequences with immediate social and emotional concerns – does not develop in synchrony with such rationality [14], and so there is a ‘gap’ between the
‘systems’.

Studies show that adolescents and young adults become poorer at
responding on problem solving tasks when the complexity of emotion is added [14]. Such tasks would likely involve the interaction of functions across a range of brain areas…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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