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Sexuality and - Sexuality and Intimacy Slide 2 Intimacy as an Adolescent Issue Not until adolescence do truly intimate relationships first emerge

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  Slide 2 Intimacy as an Adolescent Issue Not until adolescence do truly intimate  relationships first emerge  Characteristics of true intimacy: openness, honesty, self-disclosure, and trust Intimacy becomes an important concern due to  changes of puberty, cognitive changes, and social  changes
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  Slide 3 Theoretical Perspectives on Adolescent  Intimacy Sullivan’s Theory of Interpersonal Development Emphasized social aspects of growth Psychological development  best understood when looked  at in interpersonal terms  Transformations in the adolescent’s relationships with  others
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  Slide 4 Theoretical Perspectives  Sullivan’s Developmental progression of needs: need for contact and for tenderness    need for adult participation   need for peers and  peer acceptance   Need for intimacy Need for sexual contact and intimacy with opposite-sex  peer Need for integration into adult society 
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  Slide 5 Theoretical Perspectives  Erikson’s View of Intimacy Crisis:  Intimacy vs. Isolation In a truly intimate relationship, two individuals’  identities fuse Neither person’s identity is lost 
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  Slide 7 Theoretical Perspectives  Erikson and Sullivan: Conflicting Views  Sullivan: the development of intimacy leads to the 
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PYSC 521 taught by Professor Dr.zarrett during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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Sexuality and - Sexuality and Intimacy Slide 2 Intimacy as an Adolescent Issue Not until adolescence do truly intimate relationships first emerge

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