Adolescence is the period between the onset of puberty and adulthood. In today’s advanced society, adolescence is usually defined as between 13 and 20 years of age. During this period, children begin to assert their independence and form their first deep attachments outside the family. For many teenagers, this is a period of risky behavior and new experiences.
Usually people associate risky behavior of teenagers with the play of hormones and, without a doubt, this is one of the reasons. In adolescence, there is a surge of testosterone-a hormone associated with sexual activity, aggression and dangerous behavior. However, not all teenagers are speeding while driving, trying drugs or engaging in promiscuous sex. Therefore, there must be other reasons for their behavior. Continue reading