Cognitive and social Emotional development in adolescence
Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence ADOLESCENCE: A DEVELOPMENTAL TRANSITION
Guidepost 1: What is adolescence, when does it begin and end, and what opportunities and risks does it entail?
- Adolescence, in modern industrial societies, is the transition from childhood to adulthood. It lasts from age 11 or 12 until the late teens or early twenties.
- Legal, sociological, and psychological definitions of entrance into adulthood vary.
- Adolescence is full of opportunities for physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth, but also of risks to healthy development. Risky behavior patterns, such as drinking alcohol, drug abuse, sexual and gang activity, and use of firearms, tend to be established early in adolescence. About 4 out of 5 young people experience no major problems.
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT-PUBERTY: THE END OF CHILDHOOD
Guidepost 2: What physical changes do adolescents experience, and how do these changes affect them psychologically?
- Puberty is triggered by hormonal changes, which may affect moods and behavior. Puberty takes about four years, typically begins earlier in girls than in boys, and ends when a person can reproduce. A secular trend toward earlier attainment of adult height and sexual maturity began about 100 years ago, probably because of improvements in living standards.
- During puberty, both boys and girls undergo an adolescent growth spurt. Primary sex characteristics (the reproductive organs) enlarge and mature, and secondary sex characteristics appear.
- The principal signs of sexual maturity are production of sperm (for males) and menstruation (for females). Spermarche typically occurs at age 13. Menarche occurs, on average, between the ages of 12 and 13 in the United States.
- Psychological effects of early or late maturation depend on how adolescents and others interpret the accompanying changes.
Guidepost 3: What are some common health problems in adolescence, and how can they be prevented?
- For the most part, the adolescent years are relatively healthy. Health problems often are associated with poverty or a risk-taking lifestyle. Adolescents are less likely than younger children to get regular medical care.
- Many adolescents, especially girls, do not engage in regular, vigorous physical activity.
- Many adolescents...
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Your school should have a libraryby Promunch
Where you can look up journal articles which deal with love, adolescent development and its effect on social norms, etc.
You would want to limit your search to psychology and sociology related journals. If you are still struggling a librarian would be able to help you.
That is going to be much more reliable than anything you can find from google or asking on a global forum (with the added benefit that you can actually use it as a scholarly source, something you cannot do with a forum post since it is not reliable).
The development of social anxiety in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.: An article from: Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Book (Thomson Gale)
The effects of peers on the academic and creative talent development of a gifted adolescent male.: An article from: Journal of Secondary Gifted Education
Book (Prufrock Press)
Male adolescents' view on sexual activity as basis for the development of aids-prevention programmes.: An article from: Education
Book (Project Innovation (Alabama))
Heavy prenatal alcohol linked to behavioral ills: in adolescents, skills for academic achievement and social interaction were found to be greatly ... An article from: Clinical Psychiatry News
Book (Thomson Gale)
Feeling board.: An article from: SIECUS Developments
Book (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S., Inc.)