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Adolescent Development in The Breakfast Club

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Nate Brown

on 30 October 2013

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Transcript of Adolescent Development in The Breakfast Club

Adolescent Development in The Breakfast Club
Brian, the brain
Bender's Impression
Erikson's Theory
-Identity vs. Role Confusion
-Detention serves as a
for Brian
-Before getting into trouble he seemed to have been in a state of
identity foreclosure
-no crisis, commitment nonetheless
-a "good kid"
Brian's confession
Research - Substance Use
-Study found that 53% of teens that struggle with substance use do so to enhance a positive situation
-Positive reinforcement
-Brian would fall into this category (if he suffered from SUD)
-More susceptible to Tx
The Movie
-5 kids in Saturday detention together
-“You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed”
-Awkward stage of puberty

-Struggles to live up to parents' expectations

-Still has to find "self"
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