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