Environmental Science


Your task is to evaluate the available evidence on the social, emotional, psychological, biological, and

behavioural changes that occur during adolescence and emerging adulthood that may explain their

increased vulnerability to specific problems and/or behaviour choices.

Of course, not all adolescents engage in problematic behaviour or make unwise life-style choices,

therefore, when discussing the possible causes of change occurring in this age group you should

consider any distinctive cultural practices or cultural beliefs that may act as protective mechanisms for

young people. Arnett (2018) argues that an interrogation of cultural beliefs and their influence is

necessary in order to gain a fuller understanding of developmental changes in adolescents and emerging


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