F11-Introduction and Method-1

F11-Introduction and Method-1 - Introduction and Method I....

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Introduction and Method I. Historical Perspective A. Early History. 1. Philosophers. 2. Children viewed as adults. B. The turn of the 20th Century – G. S. Hall—invented developmental psychology. 1. Adolescence as a time of lots of changes. Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress). Is Adolescence A Time of Storm and Stress? 2. Coleman--focal theory. C. Margaret Mead - Cultural Relativism D. Ruth Benedict - Continuities vs. Discontinuities E. The Inventionist View. Adolescence is a sociohistorical creation. 1. Biology is universal. 2. Social changes created adolescence: a. Change from rural/agricultural to urban/industrial society. b. Mandatory schooling. c. Child labor laws. d. All segregated adolescents (and children) from adults. 3. Adolescence not just a transition but also an experience. a. Changes with social times. (1) Your grandparents adolescence (1930’s-- experienced the Great Depression).
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(2) Your parents adolescence (1970’s--space flight; women’s movement). (3) Your adolescence (2000s--the Web).
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