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said: many cultures see adolescence as an enjoyable time, our view of it as stressful is more so a result of our industrialized society
stress may arise for adolescents when they confront challenging developmental tasks
Growth spurt starts at ten, develop more fat tissue, grow 2-3 inches per year, hips and breasts fill out, have first menstruation (menarche) o Girls who mature earlier are uncomfortable with the attention they receive from boys, more likely to become sexually active, teen mothers produce teen mothers (8 million reported teen pregnancies)
heart grows larger voice deepens, develop more muscle tissue have first ejaculation (spermarche) o Boys who mature earlier become leaders in social situations, heroes in sports
Dr. Elkind: Fault with authority
Find fault with authority figures, these people fall short of their ideals
argue any problem for the sake of argument, build own view points by arguing any problem that presents itself
Identity Moratorium Adolescents
seriously consider issues but have not made a final decisions, there is no commitment but there is consideration
Identity Foreclosure Adolescents
peer pressure-ish, acting based on others suggestions, have made a firm commitment but it is not based on the suggestion of others, no consideration but there is commitment
Identity Confused Adolescents
no serious thought to decision making, no serious thoughts on identity no consideration or commitment
Identity Achievement Adolescents
considered many possible identities and freely committed to one, there is consideration and commitment
crisis is not a normal state of affairs, if there is a lot of stress it is caused by teen's environment not a biological trigger
Human development is a continuous process we develop by interacting with others (connect to margart mead)
people should take on more androgynous gender roles a flexible combo of traditionally male and female characteristics
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