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Unformatted text preview: psychological characteristics. This will be covered in more detail shortly. B. Why is adolescence so much more difficult than other stages??? 1) Rapid Physical Changes- often leads to self-image concerns. More than at other developmental stages, adolescents are concerned (often overwhelmingly so) with fitting in with others, looking a certain way, appearing "pretty" or "god looking", etc. In addition, the sense of identity is sometimes based on physical appearance at this stage in life. 2) Cognitive Changes- the use of introspection (this is new) and abstract reasoning to consider complex ideas and hypotheses can cause many, many problems. For example, "what happens if I don't look good? Are they going to dislike me because I am ugly?" 3) Career Concerns- desire to know who we will become often arises here....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09