Research Papers Adolescent social development
Definition of Adolescent development:
The development of children ages 12 through 19 years old is expected to include predictable physical and mental milestones. Introduction
Derived from the Latin verb adolescere (to grow into maturity), adolescence is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescent is a distinct and dynamic phase of development in the life of an individual. It is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood and is characterized by spurts of physical, mental, emotional and social development. WHO considers "adolescence" to be the period between 10-19 years of age, which generally encompasses the time from the onset of puberty of the full legal age.
During adolescence, children develop the ability to:
• Understand abstract ideas, such as higher math concepts, and develop moral philosophies, including rights and privileges • Establish and maintain satisfying relationships by learning to share intimacy without feeling worried or inhibited • Move toward a more mature sense of themselves and their purpose • Question old values without losing their identity
World Health Organization: WHO defines adolescence both in terms of age (10-19 years) and in terms of a phase of life marked by following special attributes: • Rapid Physical growth and Development
• Physical, social and psychological maturity, but not all the same time • Sexual maturity and the onset of sexual activity
• Development of adult mental processes and adult identity • Transition from total socio-economic dependence to relative independence. G.R. Medinnus and R.C.Johnson: Adolescence begins when signs of sexual maturity begin to occur in both physical and social development and ends when the individual assumes adult roles and is concerned in most ways as an adult by his reference group. Dorothy Rogers: Adolescence is a process rather than a period, a process of achieving the...
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