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
Many of us have seen the cartoon”puzzle”. It shows the control room of the child’s brain. The child’s subpersonalities work to make him feel safe and happy. The plot of the cartoon becomes interesting when Fear, Anger, Joy, Disgust and Sadness begin to struggle for control.
For example, when Fear takes over, the child cringes. When the main thing is Anger, the child begins to swear. So we understand that all these characters represent the emotional experience of the child.
But this model actually works. The cartoon shows quite accurately how our emotions work. There are also whole areas of psychotherapy that use such models. Continue reading