ch 12 oct - 1. Adolescence What is adolescence? Adolescence...

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1. Adolescence What is adolescence? Adolescence – coined by G. Stanley Hall at the beginning of the 20 th century What societal changes and influences produced need for adolescence stage? 2. Current State of Adolescents Today’s adolescents face more demands and expectations, as well as risks and temptations Contrary to stereotypes about adolescents, the vast majority of them are doing better than those of a decade ago Cross-cultural study by Offer (1988) supported the notion that adolescents have a positive image 73% of adolescents studied have a healthy self image Enjoyed their lives Confident to cope with lives stressors 3. True or False? Puberty starts at one point in time False, happens between points in time. More of a process, and takes years until it is completed. No physiological marker, but physical, emotional, and cognitive changes Puberty strikes without warning False, mechanisms are present before birth. Puberty is the result of raging hormones
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ch 12 oct - 1. Adolescence What is adolescence? Adolescence...

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