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Overview Of Adolescent Psychology
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Adolescent Development: Physical, Cognitive, Moral, Social, and Emotional
- Describe how adolescent societies, cultures, subcultures, and peers influence moral and social development.
- Identify the stages of physical development in adolescents.
- Recognize cognitive, moral, social, and emotional development in adolescents.
- Analyze moral reasoning and self-control in adolescent development.
Adolescent Relationships and Communication
- Describe the influence of peer relationships on adolescent development.
- Compare adolescent and family relationships with adolescent and peer group relationships.
- Analyze how media affects adolescents.
- Explain how family and peer relationships shape adolescent educational and vocational decisions.
Diversity Factors and Social Issues
- Analyze changes in self-concept and self-esteem during adolescence.
- Identify patterns of interaction among diverse groups of adolescents.
- Describe the racial and ethnic composition of adolescents in the United States.
- Identify potential causes of and interventions for adolescent alienation.
- Describe the physiological and sociological effects of alcohol, narcotics, prescription drugs, and tobacco on adolescents.
- Analyze common sexual behavior characteristics in adolescent development.
- Explain factors that may cause stress in adolescents.
Theoretical and Social Context
- Identify the leading human development theorists and their theories.
- Compare traditional and current views of adolescent and cognitive development.
- Explain the role of the evolving influences of education, technology, safety, and family in adolescent development.
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