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New PDF release: Adolescence: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives

By Benjamin B. Wolman

ISBN-10: 0313303118

ISBN-13: 9780313303111

Integrating different clinical info, this booklet relates the organic as opposed to psychosocial facets of youth. proper information from medical literature were pulled jointly right into a systematic presentation of the organic and psychosocial problems with modern youth. half I describes the organic and sociopsychological developmental strategies; half II specializes in the specific difficulties of up to date youngsters; half III analyzes the explanations of the issues and discusses tentative treatments. Written for psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, and anthropologists.

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In many primitive societies physiological maturation led to acceptance by the adult society. Today the legal age of social maturity is 18, but 18-year-olds still need years before they are ready to accept the two main obligations of adult life, namely breadwinning and marriage and parenthood. Contemporary civilized societies have a difficult time in coping with the gulf between biological maturation and the need for prolonged education that should prepare adolescents to join the adult society. During the necessarily long preparation period, parents and society at large must guide adolescents toward their future 36 Patterns of Development psychosexual roles as men and women.

The distinction between ambitious, power-craving girls and low-power, unmotivated girls is also visible in adolescent peer groups. In many instances females have been inclined to attribute their achievements not to their own abilities and efforts but rather to circumstances, 40 Patterns of Development whereas males tend to ascribe success to themselves (Gaeddert, 1987). In another study conducted on close to 2,000 high school students of both genders, the girls seem to have been more ambitious than the boys.

Mary explained that Paul taught twelve to fifteen hours a week and possibly spent fifteen hours in research and classroom preparations, whereas she was spending at least forty hours a week on her job and often much more. I suggested that they hire a housekeeper, but both of them preferred not to spend the money. My alternative proposal was as follows: "Please hire a housekeeper. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday her name is Mary. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday her name is Paul. " My suggestion was accepted, successfully implemented, and contributed to a harmonious relationship.

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