Creativity and Intelligence in Adolescence


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Why do adolescents often have shorter attention spans and less impulse control than adults?

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1. Which of the following describes the process of myelination?

2. Why is it important to foster creativity during adolescence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you understand the changes that occur in the brain throughout adolescence. You will be assessed on how researchers study these changes and why it is important to know about them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Identify type(s) of changes during adolescence
  • Define myelination
  • Understand importance of encouraging creativity during the teenage years
  • Recognize what happens to IQ during adolescence
  • Determine what allows researchers to know about changes in the frontal lobe of the brain during puberty

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on creativity and intelligence during adolescence
  • Making connections - use understanding of the subject to evaluate the importance of fostering creativity during adolescence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding IQ scores during adolescence

Additional Learning

To learn more about the brain during puberty, review the accompanying lesson titled Creativity and Intelligence in Adolescence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand importance of creative outlets for teenagers
  • Identify how researchers learn of changes in the brain during adolescence
  • Discuss effects of the changing teenage brain on behavior