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Unformatted text preview: Importance of Cultural Context • Inventionist view of adolescence o Economic reasons for adolescence • Bronfenbrenner’s ecological perspective o Complexity and interdependence of environmental factors Social Transition to Adulthood Changes in social roles and status 1. Clarity • How clear is the transition? o Rite of passage o Different rights and responsibilities at different ages, e.g., drinking, driving, voting, marriage, sexuality, employment o Trying adolescents as adults vs. parental responsibility laws o Ex: Sweet 16, bar mitzvah, Japan at 20 year’s old o Japan is very clear (the transition) o U.S. differs by state. NY 18 is age of majority; 21 is when parents stop supporting you Alcohol at 21 Laws in U.S. very unclear (driving; marriage) 2. Continuity a. How gradual or abrupt is the transition? b. Film clips: The Graduate; Reality Bites...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course HD 1170 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '10 term at Cornell.
- Spring '10