{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

adoldev - Defining Adolescence Scientific terms Adolescence...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
4/2/08 Defining Adolescence Scientific terms: Adolescence = 2 nd decade of life, 10-20 10-12 = preadolescence 12-14 = early adolescence 15-17 = mid adolescence 18-20 = late adolescence colloquial terms: 10-12 = tween/preteen 13-19 = teens 20 - 26 = twixters/kidults demographic changes – living at home w/ parents much later, 26 = considered end of adolescence adolescence starts @ onset of puberty onset = biologically determined biological markers don’t vary across cultures but end of adolescence is culturally defined end = when adopt adult roles in society: financial independence, marriage Pros/cons of growing up in society w/ short adolescence vs longer Advantage of US way: o Not financially responsible
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
o More time to explore, find yourself o Better chance on getting good education if parents supporting Disadvantage of US: o So dependent on parents that struggle to be independent o Overly pampered/egocentric o Too used to having privileged w/o responsibilities o Lack of psychological independence o Increased conflict w/ parents since have to give up more for longer One of challenges of adolescence = balance between responsibility and privileges Contradictory limits/discrepancies to adolescence Drinking age older than voting age Able to kill before can drink (and sometimes vote) Can drive before can drink Labels for adolescence: Rebels Naïve Trendy Insecure Puppy love Angry Spoiled
Image of page 2
Lazy Horny Cranky All connotations are negative! Lay Theories: adolescents are bc of . Why?? Contributing factors Societal factors: what society promotes/advertises that contribute to real feelings of teenagers o What media promotes vs what want to be Control – balance of power Lack of experience Personal factors : hormones, voice changes Environmental factors : parents, school Always due to both personal and environmental factors Early adolescent researchers: Stanley hall (1904): wrote text book on adolescence o Storm and stress – idea. b/c: Mood disruptions Questioning and contradicting of parents Reckless and antisocial behavior Margaret Mead (1928): anthropological and cross-cultural position
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
o “storm and stress” not biological so cant be universal Anna Freud (1958): “to be normal during adolescent period is by itself abnormal” Adolescent development = heterogeneous 4/4/08 challenge biological assumptions: o (1) physical changes/behavior is related to raging hormones o (2) rely on the looks of the adolescent to determine maturity on a cognitive level and on a social/emotional level common assumptions: o “raging hormones” explain moodiness + behavior changes policy implications: there’s nothing that can be done…biological determinism at is worse facts about hormones no new hormones during puberty (they’re activated in a different way) hormone-behavior linkages weak during adolescence why?
Image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern