Understanding Adolescence
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Understanding Adolescence

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Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd .
Written in English


  • Psychology

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
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Open LibraryOL10296581M
ISBN 100470869208
ISBN 109780470869208

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The book will serve as a helpful reference for undergraduate and post-graduate students of Psychology and Education. Understanding the nature of a child or learner, the context in which they live and grow, and building perspective on the process of development forms . And there are books about teenagers that are practical. Lisa Damour, thankfully, provides us with one that is both. With palpable empathy and understanding for adolescent girls and their families, Damour equips parents with a flexible blueprint for anticipating challenges and encouraging growth in /5(). “Understanding Adolescence and Puberty” is based on books by Terri Couwenhoven, M.S. () who specializes in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with intellectual disabilities and their parents who support them. The neurobiological processes that define adolescence and influence risk-taking are complex, and the role they play is emerging as a key factor in adolescent behavior. These processes must be understood in the context of psychological development and social influences.

Understanding Adolescents Parents, family members, teachers and related support staff, child and youth workers, counselors, nurses and the like will all benefit from the information shared in this course. Adolescence is a time of change. Of primary importance to adolescents is their developing independence and autonomy, being heard, their friends, and their developing interests. For example, my neighbor’s fourteen year-old son is a drummer. She reports how there are times she feels he lives and breathes for his drums. Understanding the adolescent as learner ultimately means understanding how and under what conditions learning best occurs (Lambert and McCombs ). Learning is believed to be a natural, ongoing, and active process of constructing meaning from information and experience. Over the last two decades, the research base in the field of adolescent development has undergone a growth spurt. Knowledge has expanded significantly. New studies have allowed more complex views of the multiple dimensions of adolescence, fresh insights into the process and timing of puberty, and new perspectives on the behaviors associated with the second decade of : Michele D. Kipke.

Understanding Adolescence 11 for average age of puberty. Notice that at the same time that the age of puberty was decreasing, the minimum legal age for marriage was increasing. This was the creation of adolescence. For the first time people were not allowed to make adult decisions at the age of puberty. Early adolescence can be a challenging time for children and parents alike. Parents often feel unprepared and they may view the years from 10 through 14 as a time just “to get through.” However, research and common sense tell us that this view is very limited. During the early adolescent years, parents and families can greatly influence the. MODULE 4: UNDERSTANDING ADOLESCENCE Activity 1: We Are Changing! Learning Objectives: To enable learners to: • Accept that change is an inevitable part of life • Appreciate that growth and development is a continuous process Time required: 30 minutes Material required: Writing board and chalk/ markers OR index cards and a soft-boardFile Size: KB. His book Engaging 'Tweens and Teens: A Brain-Compatible Approach to Reaching Middle and High School Students aims to show teachers how to cope with the developing -- and often baffling -- Author: Amy Standen.