Acquiring a set of values and an ethical system as a guide to behavior and

Acquiring a set of values and an ethical system as a

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Acquiring a set of values and an ethical system as a guide to behavior and developing ideology. THEORETICAL VIEWS OF ADOLESCENCE: Biological Theory: Emphasis is an physical growth behavior and the environment, which influence feelings, thoughts and actions. Psychoanalytical Theory: According to Sigmund Freud, puberty is called the genital stage in which sexual interest is awakened. Biological changes upset the balance between the ego and id, and new solutions must be negotiated.
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18 Psychosocial Theory: According to Erick & Erickson, adolescents attempt to establish an identity with in the social environment. They seek to coordinate self security, intimacy and sexual satisfaction in their relationships. Attachment Theory: According to Rosenstein & Horowitz adolescents focus on the quality of attachments of defining one’s vulnerability to developmental changes and sees in secure attachments as a risk factor that can result in maladaptive responses to loss or trauma. Cultural Theory: Anthropologist’s views adolescence as a time when a person believes that adult privileges are deserved but he held. This stage ends when society gives full power and status of an adult. Multidimensional Theory: According to Meeks (1990), adolescence is seen as adaptation on a continuum of development. There is less emphasis on the age and more on the developmental level and timing of biological, psychological and environmental influences. Issues in Adolescents Development: These issues of independence, body image, identity, social role and sexual behavior can produce adaptive or maladaptive response as the adolescents attempt to cope with the developmental tasks. In process of this, many adolescents develop addiction to many things.
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19 Adolescence is the period when the individual can be shaped and Molded into great assets. But lack of direction and appropriate guidance can lead to a great deal of frustration. OVER VIEW OF ELECTRONIC GADGETS: Teens now live in a world in which the internet, cell phone, text messaging and video games and other technology dominate their communication and are an integral part of life as they understand.(Hindu,2012). Technology is so integrated into teen’s lives that it’s difficult to measure where their offline begins and their online life ends. Adult culture after all, is certainly very worried about how teenagers are dealing with constant rush of technology in their lives. However, the pace of this social change is profound and as with any quick change, it’s difficult to know what the consequences may be down the line. What is important about all this is not just the effect of technology of teens themselves, but how their use of technology is changing family dynamics, education, interpersonal relationships, crime health. (Peele,1985).
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