CHYS 1F90 Lecture Notes - Neuroscience, Turnitin, Credentialism And Educational Inflation

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CHYS 1F90 Jan 29 & 31, 2013
Week 4: Constructing Youth
I/ Defining terms
II/ A psychological view
III/ Role-taking
IV/ Critical theory
V/ Discourses
VI/ Midterm info, Section B
Main points
-Adolescence, teenager and youth are distinct yet overlapping concepts
-Adolescence and teenagehood are often pathologized
-There are different perspectives explaining adolescence, teenager and youth
-Socio-cultural theorists tend to see these as context-specific, social concepts
I/ Defining terms
Child
Youth
Adolescence
-Late 19th / Early 20th century
-Stanley G. Hall
-Rise in psychology and sociology
-Concerns about the future
-Embedded in the individual
-Adolescent as problem
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-Sexuality as special concern
Teenager
Trouble: Post World War 2
Fun: Link to consumption
II/ Psychological adolescence
Adolescence
Risk Taking
The process of Adolescence
-The notion of “becoming” an adult
Rebellion
-Stanley Hall’s “problem”
-Controlled
-Rebelled
Why do some teens “rebel”?
Traditional Development Psychology proposes an answer for this question
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Adolescence, teenager and youth are distinct yet overlapping concepts. There are different perspectives explaining adolescence, teenager and youth. Socio-cultural theorists tend to see these as context-specific, social concepts. Traditional development psychology proposes an answer for this question. Coming into adolescence a child is in the latency stage id and ego are balanced . An internal struggle between id and super ego. So the process of adolescence is one of great internal stress. Adolescence is a time to develop abstract thinking skills. Conflict arises if society (parents) force their own way of thinking about a situation. The end result is an adult who is thought to be capable of negotiating an adult world . Enright, levy, harris and lapsley"s (1987): do economic conditions influence. How theorists view adolescents? journal of youth and adolescence, 16(6), pp. 541- Sets of statements, stories or beliefs about something. Shaping how we see and interact with the world. Distinct from ideology: some discourses of adolescence.

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