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Summary Adolescent Development

- Adolescent Development
- Judith Dubas
- 2014 - 2015
- Universiteit Utrecht
- Psychologie
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  • C1: Adolescent Development. Introduction.

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  • What are sources of morbidity and mortality in adolescence?
    Primary causes of death/disability are related to problems of control of behavior and emotion. 
  • Who is G. Stanley Hall?
    "The father of adolescence". 
  • What are two major themes in the study of Hall of adolescence?
    1. Recapitulation.
    2. Storm and stress.
  • What did Arnett (1999) to the idea of "storm and stres"?
    He revised the idea: Not a myth, real for many, but not for all and not necessarily related to psychopathology. 
  • Who is John P. Hill (1973)?
    He was the first president of the society for research on adolescence: he developed a framework for the study of adolescence. 
  • What are the primary changes in adolescence?
    The developmental changes that make adolescence distinctive. 
  • What are the secondary changes in adolescence?
    The psychological consequences of the interaction between the primary changes and the settings - organized into the domains of identity, autonomy, intimacy, sexuality, and achievement. 
  • What are three universal changes in adolescence?
    1. Biological changes of puberty (and brain).
    2. The development of abstract thinking. 
    3. Social redefinition of an individual from a child to an adult. 
  • What are eight developmental tasks in adolescence?
    1. Accepting one's physical body and keeping it healthy. 
    2. Achieving new and more mature relationships with age mates of both sexes. 
    3. Achieving emotional autonomy from parents and other adults. 
    4. Achieving a satisfying gender role.
    5. Preparing for a job of career. 
    6. Making decisions about marriage and family life. 
    7. Becoming socially responsible. 
    8. Developing a workable philosophy, a mature set of values and worthy ideals. 
  • What is the maturity gap?
    The mismatch of biological (mature reproductive capacity) and psychological transitions (adult roles). 

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