3-30 - 3/30/10 Key issues in adolescence Particularly in...

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3/30/10 Key issues in adolescence Particularly in studying adolescence One of the things that is important to acknowledge is that adolescence is not just a physical transition period but also socially as well. Transitions include: responsibilities, freedom/autonomy Fear: how much freedom is dangerous? One of the major transitions is choosing peers but also disconnecting a little more from parents and having stronger social connections to their parents. There is a transition making peers a little more important than they used to be. Here we see the next step where peers take on an important role Choice One of the things that characterizes adolescence is connection and disconnections Connections between peers, but disconnections with parents; trying to be self-guiding Relationships These boundaries of what we think kids should or should not know create fears among adults Fears surrounding adolescence, sex and sexuality Many of our fears are adult centric and revolve around adults Look at the sociological fears and contrast it to the stats Video: “The Education of Shelby Knox” Bored teens have sex Religion and politics are really central Fear: sex is dirty and dangerous Fear of information: belief that schools can’t be involved; only parents
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2010 for the course SOCI 305 taught by Professor Sternheimer during the Spring '10 term at USC.

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