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8_Adol_Adult_notes - Adolescence and Adulthood What is...

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Unformatted text preview: Adolescence and Adulthood What is Adolescence? Adolescere: to grow; to grow to maturity Boundaries of the period Puberty until ?? What do people this age say? Scheer, Unger, and Brown, 1996 What is Adolescence? Early (11-14); Middle (15-17); Late (18 and older) Difficulties our society has with this period Storm and stress? 1-conflict with others 2-mood swings 3-participation in risky behaviors Publics View of Teenagers Teenagers (ages 13- 17) who General public Parents Parents of teens African American parents Hispanic parents White parents Get into trouble because they have too much time 50 51 45 63 61 49 Are wild and disorderly in public 30 33 30 49 43 31 Are lively and fun to be around 29 25 24 35 25 25 Are friendly and helpful toward their neighbors 12 10 12 16 14 10 Treat people with respect 12 9 9 17 11 8 Percentage of Respondents Saying Very Common Adapted from Public Agenda, 1997 Puberty Physical growth and changes Accelerated growth Changes in body composition Changes in circulatory and respiratory systems Sexual maturation Puberty...
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