For Reciprocal Determinism, I've chosen a song "Little Girl Sorrow" which anthropomorphizes life experiences like grief, sorrow, guilt, and peace and speaks to how interacting with them changes you.
For Ecological Systems Theory, I've chosen "Lose Me," because when we were cowriting this song about the artist's experience, my contributions were largely informed by my experience leaving my church, school, and community and finding a new one.
For "Trust vs. Mistrust," I've chosen "This Too Will Pass," a song informed by the knowledge that while painful experiences happen, the world is still a safe place to be in.
For Attachment Theory, I've chosen "Have You Been in the Wars Again?" because this is something English mothers say to their children when they get hurt. I cowrote this song with the English artist about the support his mother has shown him.
For ACEs, I've chosen "Safe," one of my favorite and most meaningful songs I've ever written. This song speaks to any trauma survivor, from a trauma survivor, as a message of solidarity, in hopes that the song itself can be a safe place to heal, especially in the repeated bridge which simply states: you are not what happened to you.
For Myelination and Synaptic Pruning, I've chosen "Waiting to Become," a song about the mind growing "younger" with time, in that you get more clear about what matters as you grow older, and the rest falls away.
For the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, I've chosen "Dirt and Gold," a song about a person who sees possibility where others typically don't.
For Vygotsky's ZPD, I've chosen "I Believe in You," an anthem of support.
For Formal Operational Thought and the Stages of Cognitive Development, I've chosen "Hello Love," a song that suggests new abstract concepts coming to life in a person.
For Adolescent Egocentrism and The Imaginary Audience, I've chosen "Lie Like Me," a song about putting on your best show for social media and others while you're actually miserable.
For Eating Disorders and Depression, I've chosen "Dear Me," another of my favorite and most intimate songs I've ever written. It's about reckoning with yourself and coming to see that you're lovable just as you are.
For Neuroplasticity, I've chosen "Deepest You," a song about doing your inner work to reckon with your past, what you've lost, and discover who you truly are and/or want to become.
For Identity Achievement, I've chosen yet another of my favorite songs I've ever been a part of, "Breathe Out," a song about the pain, and then relief, of coming to terms with and celebrating your gender identity and sexuality.
Thank you for reading and listening!