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Unformatted text preview: Self-exploration Develop social and relational skills Foundation for later intimate relationships Social comparison(more accurate with maturity) In Adolescence Support/stress relief Can influence achievement and risk taking(+ or -) From Same-Sex cliques to Dating Middle childhood: same-sex cliques &friendships Early adolescence(y the end): Boys and girls cliques come together Middle Adolescence: mixed-sex cliques hang out Late Adolescence: several couples Emerging Adulthood: Individual couples Sexually active adolescents, both homosexual and heterosexual, are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. Adolescents have the highest rates of STDs of all age groups....
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