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9-26 Chapter 3 - SOCIAL TRANSITIONS Social Transitions...

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SOCIAL TRANSITIONS
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Social Transitions during  Adolescence Change of status: child to adult Social redefinition: recognition that the individual’s status has changed Adolescence has been lengthened Vague sense of when actually make transition in modern America
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SOCIAL REDEFINITION AND  PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT From sociological perspective, it is social redefinition at adolescence that has most profound impact on development and behavior Developmental impacts Identity Autonomy Intimacy Sexuality achievement
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ADOLESCENCE AS A SOCIAL  INVENTION Inventionists: because so many changes that accompany adolescence are linked to society’s redefinition of the individual, adolescence is seen as a social invention Suggest that adolescence did not really exist until the industrial revolution
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Terminology TEENAGER Term not employed until 50 yrs. ago Because of increased affluence and economic freedom of teens during 40’s and 50’s, ad campaigns began to target age group YOUTH Used before term adolescence but was very vague and imprecise During 60’s, rise of college population brought attention to
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYCH 333 taught by Professor Coffield during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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9-26 Chapter 3 - SOCIAL TRANSITIONS Social Transitions...

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