Adolescent Study Guide #1

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Adolescent Study Guide #1 Chapter 1 Early History- Middle Ages-miniature adults(harsh discipline and work). Rousseau-not same as adult, need to understand differences 20 th and 21 st Centuries-G. Stanley Hall- first to come up with STORM AND STRESS-conflict and mood swings. Margaret Mead-depends on the society in which you exist. Inventionist View- sociohistorical creation at beginning of 20 th century when legislation was enacted that ensured dependency of youth and made their move into the economic sphere more maneagable. Further changes-increase in diversity, women’s movements, political protests, higher education and marriage. Stereotyping-generalization that reflects impressions and beliefs about a broad category of people Adolescent Generalization Gap- basing information on highly general, visible group Positive View- now realizing not as disturbed as before Generational Perceptions- combo of personal experience and medial portrayals Adolescents in the US- Social contexts- settings in which development occurs, influenced by historical, economic, social, and cultural. Social policy- government’s course of action designed to influence the welfare of its citizens. Generational inequity- unfair treatment of younger members of an aging society where older adults pile up advantages by receiving inequitably large allocations of resources(Social Security/Medicare). The Global Perspective-gender differences still exist, peers most important in Western countries Development: -Biological Processes- changes in body physically -Cognitive Processes-changes in thinking/intelligence -Socioemotional Processes-changes in personality, emotions, relationships Periods of Development: -Prenatal- conception to birth -Infancy-birth to 18 to 24 months -Early Childhood- end of infancy to 5 or 6 yrs (Preschool ) -Middle and Late Childhood- 6 to 11 yrs (Elementary) -Adolescence-transition from childhood to adulthood
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-Early Adolescence-middle school and puberty -Late Adolescence- career interest, dating, and identity exploration -Early Adulthood-late teens or early twenties and lasts until 30’s, personal and economic independence -Middle Adulthood- 35-45 yrs old and ends 55-65 yrs old, meaning of life, enhanced concern with body -Late Adulthood- 60-70 yrs to death
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PSYCH 349 taught by Professor Witherington during the Spring '08 term at New Mexico.

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