COMPLETE Adolescent Psychology Notes: Part 1 [got a 93% in the course]

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Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology
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APSY 2041

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Chapter 3­Social Transitions  09/30/2013 Social redefinition: process through which an individual’s status or position is redefined by society *Social Redefinition and Psychological Development social redefeinition ar adolescence is likely to rasie new questions and concerns about intimacy age of majority: legal age for adut statud are indiiduals allowed to marry withot first gaining parents  permission statutory rape: sex between 2 individuals even when it is concensual, when at least one of the person is  below the legal age of consent, in the US the specific age varies from state to state *Elongation of Adolescence length of adolescence as a development period has increased dramatically due to the earlier onset of  puberty and the prolongation of formal education, which delays many of the transitions that mark beginning  of adulthood many researchers think transition to adulthood is too long, vague and disorderly *Adolescence as a Social Invention  inventionists: theorists who argue that the period of adolescence is mainly a social invention  ­“Invention” of Adolescence th did not exist until Industrial Revolution or until the mid­19  century not an adult unless owned propery ­Impact of Industrialization child protectionists: individuals who argues, early in the 20  century that adolescents needed to be kept out  of the labor force in order to protect them from the hazards of the workplace ­Origins of Adolescence introduction of the term “teenager” a term popularized bout 50 years ago to refer to young people; it communicated a more frivolous and light  hearted image than did “adolescent” youth: today term used to refer to individual ages 18­22; once referred to 12­24 year olds ­Emerging adulthood exploration of possible identities before
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