Adolescence, Socioemotional Development 112

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Adolescence Socioemotional Development 2 Adolescents Must Confront Two Major Tasks 1- Achieving autonomy from their parents 2- Forming an identity – creating an integral self that harmoniously combines different aspects of personality. 3 Who Am I? Where Do I Belong in the World? 1- Adolescents’ intellectual capabilities become adult like. They can now understand abstract issues. 2- The dramatic physical changes during puberty make adolescents acutely aware of their own bodies. 4 Self-Concept 1- Adolescents distinguish others’ views of themselves from their own perceptions. “Others look at me as laid-back and relaxed, but really, I’m often nervous and emotional.” 2- During the earlier years of adolescence, teenagers may want to view themselves in a certain way and may feel concerned when behavior is inconsistent with their view. “I’m a sociable person and love to be with people.” 5 Self-Esteem • Gender • SES • Race • Ethgender 6 Independence and Interdependence • The issue of the “generation gap” and the turbulent conflicts between parents and adolescents has been exaggerated. • Daniel Offer’s study of 6,000 adolescents in 10 diverse nations reveals that the vast majority of teenagers all over the world get along well their parents. 7 John Hill Definition of Independence • Self-regulation • Making your own judgments • Regulating your own behavior • Think for yourself • Definitions of autonomy that stress freedom from parental influence need to be reevaluated. 8 Interdependence • Reciprocal dependence • Social relationships are interdependent Example: Bosses depend on their workers to produce, and workers depend on their bosses to manage the enterprise. 9 Identity Development Eric Erikson Identity Vs. Identity Confusion 10...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course PSYCH 112 taught by Professor Evettesamaan during the Spring '12 term at Rio Hondo College.

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