Cognition final. Yes, this was my actual answer.
“4. What do traditional intervention programs try to do? Why do they fail?
Traditional intervention programs are aimed at “scaring teens straight,”
i.e. showing disgusting slides of sexually transmitted infections to a
group of students to convince them that, in the words of Mean Girls (2004),
“You’re going to want to take off your clothes, and touch each other. But
if you do touch each other, you *will* get chlamydia… and die,” which is
highly ineffective compared with giving teens information about how to
actually have safe sex. They fail because teenagers without adequate
knowledge will pursue risky behaviors because they are not well informed
about how to approach them, only about the consequences.”