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Adolescence

1. Physical Changes of Adolescence

  • Puberty: the maturation of sexual functions
  • Primary Sexual Characteristics = the structures necessary for reproduction
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2. Turmoil?

  • Is adolescence generally a stormy or a peaceful period in life?
    • G. Stanley Hall (1904)
    • Suicide
    • Suicide Attempts
    • Yet, adolescents themselves generally report being satisfied and experts agree that the period is not especially upsetting or difficult

3. Identity

> James Marcia for late adolescents (roughly ages 16-22)?

 Identity
Achievement
Identity
Foreclosure
Identity
Moratorium
Identity
Diffusion

 

 

 


This page was originally posted on 10/10/03 and last updated on 10/29/04