PSY_214_chapter_11_notes

PSY_214_chapter_11_notes - PSY 214 Adolescent Psychology...

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PSY 214 – Adolescent Psychology Chapter 11 Notes Once they reach the age of 16, and often even before that, most adolescents spend some time each week working for pay. And, most often, they work during the school year and the school week, as opposed to only on weekends or during the summers. This is a distinctly American phenomenon that has both advantages and disadvantages for adolescents. In the early and mid 1900’s, teenagers who worked were most likely to come from fairly poor families that needed the extra income. For that reason, it was not considered at all cool to work. Now teenagers who work are most likely to come from middle and upper middle class families and the money they make they spend on themselves, rather than contributing to the family income. Unfortunately, families who need the money are more likely to live in areas with sparse commercial development, at least the kind that is most likely to hire adolescents. So unemployment among urban and rural teens is much more
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2009 for the course PSY 214 taught by Professor Dr.judyleach during the Spring '07 term at St. Louis CC.

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