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11-28 Chapter 10 - INTIMACY Exam 3 Dec 10 Optional Dec 12...

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INTIMACY Exam 3 Dec 10 Optional Dec 12
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Definition INTIMACY – An emotional attachment between two people that is characterized by concern for each other’s well being
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RELATIONSHIPS DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RELATIONSHIPS OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN: Children’s relationships are characterized by shared activities ADOLESCENTS’ RELATIONSHIPS ARE CLOSER – more likely to have strong emotional foundation; built on bonds of people who understand each other MORE PERSONAL MORE INVOLVED MORE EMOTIONALLY CHARGED
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SULLIVAN Emphasized social aspects of growth Focuses on transformations in adolescent’s relationships with others One of main challenges of adolescence is making transition from nonsexual, intimate, same-sex friendships of preadolescence to sexual, intimate, opposite-sex friendships of late adolescence
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SULLIVAN 1. PREADOLESCENT STAGE – 8/10 TO GENITAL MATURITY NEED FOR INTIMACY 2. EARLY ADOLESCENCE – ONSET OF GENITAL MATURITY TO 17/18 NEED FOR CONTACT WITH OPPOSITE SEX Overarching challenge of adolescence is to integrate the individual’s established need for intimacy with the emerging need for sexual contact in a way that does not engender an excessive degree of anxiety 3. need for integration into adult society
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Attachment in Adolescence Dominant framework within which researchers study intimacy in adolescence Attachment : strong and enduring emotional bonds 3 types of attachment: secure attachment anxious-avoidant attachment anxious-resistant attachment infants who have had a secure attachment are more likely to grow into psychologically and socially skilled children
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Attachment in Adolescence 1. initial attachment relationship forms the basis for
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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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11-28 Chapter 10 - INTIMACY Exam 3 Dec 10 Optional Dec 12...

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