This Independent Research report has been developed for the Community and Family Studies course. The topic I have chosen is “How does society influence the cognitive development of adolescents between the age of 12-18 years?” throughout this Irp, I will extensively explore the influence society has on the cognitive development of adolescents ages 12-18 years.Elements such as media, location, education and socialisation are critical in distinguishing the extent of society’s influence on the cognitive development of adolescents. The media influences adolescents through representations and ‘shows’ which seem to impact on adolescents wants and desires, from specific body types to how to behave or act. Half of three to six-year-old girls say they worry about being fat. By the age of seven, 70 percent of girls want to be thinner. By nine, half have been on a diet. For girls aged between 11 and 17, it’s their number one wish in life (Carey, T, 2011). Location can also impact development for example…….. Education is one of the most important aspects of life as gaining an education satisfies individuals’ basic needs. Conversely socialisation is…… and ……………All lifespans are to some degree are influenced by society from a moderate to extensive degree, but I feel during the age of 12 to 18 years, an individual’s cognitive development is most dynamic and most adaptive in consideration of the habits and norms they adopt as an infant and as a child. As such, through exploring this IRP, the readers can come to the acknowledgement that society has a profound impact on the quality of the factors listed above affects the development and future achievements of adolescents. Through the help of my teacher and my interests, ideas and thoughts. At first It asked my friends and teacher in the end this question was developed. The hypothesis was most difficult over the fact the I wanted to careful of my word choices so I could get my point out correctly and efficiently. I chose the topic “How does society influence the cognitive development of adolescents between the age of 12-18 years? “Due to the fact that it’s a major problem in the lives of adolescents today because of society.This is one of the most influential factor that prompted me to choose this issue, these statistics the significant amount of adolescents impacted by society.7674527 Based on my personal experience of the individuals around me and the extent of adolescents influenced by society. I found it interesting over the fact that it explores the hardship of some adolescents go through and the steps that can be taken and who it influences their life and future. Through this help we can understand what victims go through and what society can do to insure its stopped.