Lecture 15 (3-25)

Lecture 15 (3-25) - Psychosocial Development (cntd) CHANGES...

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1 Psychosocial Development (cnt’d) CHANGES IN ADOLESCENCE Bodily changes Puberty Awkwardness of growing into your body Sleep Brain changes Second major pruning of unused synaptic connections Frontal lobe still developing Potential family conflicts disengagement, decreased time spent w/ family increased risk-taking Psychological changes Adapting to peer group Possible lower self-esteem. .. more self-conscious & self-focused o “imaginary audience o “personal fable” But These assume a “conflict” model, an inevitable discontinuity from childhood to adulthood that's stormy and chaotic Though moodiness, misbehavior, conflict w/ family, & overall stress found to be slightly higher/common in this period, it's not as intense or dramatic in adolescents as commonly assumed
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2 More on Adolescent Identity Identity Status ...across domains such as career, relationships, sex roles, politics, religion, etc. ERIKSON’S STAGES CNT’D
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course PSYC 001 taught by Professor Rozin during the Fall '07 term at UPenn.

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Lecture 15 (3-25) - Psychosocial Development (cntd) CHANGES...

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