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Adolescence (Latin adolescentia, from adolescere, to grow up) is the period of psychological, social, and physical transition between childhood and adulthood (gender-specific, manhood or womanhood). The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... The Young Men Organization (often referred to incorrectly as Young Mens) is a youth organization and an official auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... Teenagers is the third/fourth single and eleventh track from My Chemical Romances third studio album, The Black Parade. ... Teenager is third album of Irish band The Thrills. ... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Childhood (song) Childhood is a broad term usually applied to the phase of development in humans between infancy and adulthood. ... For the adult insect stage, see Imago. ... Manhood is the period in a males life when he has left behind the innocence of childhood. ... Diverse women. ...

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Usage

In common usage around the world, "adolescent", "teenager", "teen", "youth", and "young person" may be considered synonyms - although the term 'teenager' is an artifact of the English counting system, not something that occurs in most languages. The Oxford English Dictionary cites the first usage of the term to a Popular Science Monthly issue of April, 1941, "I never knew teen-agers could be so serious." For other uses, see Youth (disambiguation) Youth is defined by Websters New World Dictionary as, The time of life when one is young; especially: a: the period between childhood and maturity b: the early period of existence, growth, or development. ...

An American 14 year old Adolescent
An American 14 year old Adolescent

Adolescence is recognized as both a cultural/social phenomenon and as a standardized human development phase. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Look up standard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Human development may refer to: Human development (biology) Human development (psychology) see Developmental psychology Occasionally, it may refer to both, but because each of these is already an immense area, few if any contemporary academic discussions attempt to tackle both with any completeness. ...


In sociology, adolescence is seen as a cultural phenomenon for the working world and therefore its end points are not easily tied to physical milestones. The time is identified with dramatic changes in the body, along with developments in a person's psychology and academic career. In the onset of adolescence, children usually complete elementary school and enter secondary education, such as middle school or high school. A person between early childhood and the teenage years is sometimes referred to as a pre-teen or tween. Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge) is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Preteen is a term used to describe children who are in middle childhood — generally from the ages of 10 to 13. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Preteen. ...


As a transitional stage of human development, adolescence is the period in which a child matures into an adult. This transition involves biological (i.e. pubertal), social, and psychological changes, though the biological ones are the easiest to measure objectively. Human development may refer to: Human development (biology) Human development (psychology) see Developmental psychology Occasionally, it may refer to both, but because each of these is already an immense area, few if any contemporary academic discussions attempt to tackle both with any completeness. ... Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ...


The ages of adolescence vary by culture. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines adolescence as the period of life between 10 and 19 years of age.[1] In contrast, in the United States, adolescence is generally considered to begin somewhere between ages 12 and 14, and end from 19 to 21. As distinct from the varied interpretations of who is considered an "adolescent", the word "teenager" is more easily defined: it describes a person who is thirteen to nineteen years of age. It is most commonly referred to children who attend high school. The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. ...


During this period of life, most children go through the physical stages of puberty which often begins between the ages of nine and thirteen. (See Puberty below) Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ...


Most cultures regard people as becoming adults at various ages of the teenage years, often at the age of eighteen. (See Social and cultural below)


Puberty

Main article: Puberty

Puberty is the stage of the lifespan in which a child develops secondary sex characteristics (for example deeper voice in boys, and development of breasts in girls) as his or her hormonal balance shifts strongly towards an adult state. This is triggered by the pituitary gland, which secretes a surge of hormones into the blood stream and begins the rapid maturation of the gonads: the girl's ovaries and the boy's testicles. Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ... Lifespan is the maximum number of years a species can survive, defined by the oldest documented age of an individual member. ... “Children” redirects here. ... A peacock displays his long, colored feathers, an example of his secondary sexual characteristics. ... okay that is all ... The pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea that sits in a small, bony cavity (sella turcica) covered by a dural fold (sellar diaphragm) at the base of the brain. ... Norepinephrine A hormone (from Greek όρμή - to set in motion) is a chemical messenger from one cell (or group of cells) to another. ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ... A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, is any of those parts of the body (which are not always bodily organs according to the strict definition) which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in an complex organism; namely: Male: penis (notably the glans penis... Human female internal reproductive anatomy Ovaries are a part of a female organism that produces eggs. ... The testicle (from Latin testis, meaning witness [1], plural testes) or ballock is the male generative gland in animals. ...


The onset of puberty in girls appears to be related to body fat percentage. In most Western countries, the average age of menarche fell, in a secular trend. Menarche (IPA: ) is the first menstrual period, or first menstrual bleeding in the females of human beings. ... In numerical descriptions, such as of a time series of numbers, a secular trend is the long-term upward or downward trend in the numbers, as opposed to a smaller cyclical variation with a periodic and short-term duration. ...


Psychology

Main article: Adolescent psychology

Adolescent psychology is associated with the notable changes in the behavior and characteristics of adolescents, cognitive, emotional and attitudinal changes take place during this period, which can be a cause of conflict on one hand and positive personality development on the other. Stylized Portrait Of an adolescent girl Adolescent Psychology addresses the specific issues of adolescents. ... Cognitive The scientific study of how people obtain, retrieve, store and manipulate information. ... In psychology and common terminology, emotion is the language of a persons internal state of being, normally based in or tied to their internal (physical) and external (social) sensory feeling. ... For other uses, see Conflict (disambiguation). ...


Due to the adolescents' experiencing various cognitive and physical changes, it is frequently notable that they start giving more importance to their peer group and less to their parents, due to the aggregated influence of whom they might go on to indulge in activities not deemed as socially acceptable, although this may be more of a social phenomenon than a psychological one.[2] A peer group is a group of people of approximately the same age, social status, and interests. ...


In the search for a unique social identity for themselves, adolescents are frequently found confused between the right and wrong. G. Stanley Hall denoted this period as one of "Storm and Stress" and, according to him, conflict at this developmental stage is normal and not unusual. Margaret Mead, on the other hand, attributed the behavior of adolescents to their culture and upbringing.[3] However, Piaget, attributed this stage in development with greatly increased cognitive abilities; at this stage of life the individual's thoughts start taking more of an abstract form and the egocentric thoughts decrease, hence the individual is able to think and reason in a wider perspective.[4] Identity is an umbrella term used throughout the social sciences for an individuals comprehension of him or herself as a discrete, separate entity. ... Granville Stanley Hall, circa 1910. ... For other uses, see Conflict (disambiguation). ... Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901, Philadelphia – November 15, 1978, New York City) was an American cultural anthropologist. ... Jean Piaget [] (August 9, 1896 – September 16, 1980) was a Swiss philosopher, natural scientist and developmental psychologist, well known for his work studying children, his theory of cognitive development and for his epistemologic view called genetic epistemology. He created in 1955 the International Centre for Genetic Epistemology in Geneva and...


Positive Psychology is sometimes brought up when addressing adolescent psychology as well. This approach towards adolescents refers to providing them with motivation to become socially acceptable and notable individuals, since many adolescents find themselves bored and unmotivated.[5] Positive psychology is a relatively young branch of psychology that studies the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. ...


It should also be noted that adolescence is the stage of a psychological breakthrough in a person's life when the cognitive development is rapid[6] and the thoughts, ideas and concepts developed at this period of life greatly influence the individual's life in future and play a major role in character and personality formation.[7] Cognitive development procesess and theories Cognitive development refers to ...how a person perceives, thinks, and gains an understanding of his or her world through the interaction and influence of genetic and learned factors (Straughan, 1999) Jean Piaget was a psychologist who believed there are stages of cognitive development that each...


Sexuality

Adolescent sexuality refers to sexual feelings, behavior and development in adolescents and is a stage of human sexuality. Sexuality and sexual desire usually begins to appear along with the onset of puberty. The expression of sexual desire among adolescents (or anyone, for that matter), might be influenced by social engineering, social control, taboos, and other kinds of social mores. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Main articles: Human sexuality, Adolescence, and Adolescent sexuality Adolescent sexual behavior refers to sexual behavior of adolescents. ... Main articles: Human sexuality, Adolescence, and Adolescent sexuality Adolescent sexual behavior refers to sexual behavior of adolescents. ... The Adolescents were a punk band in the 1980s. ... Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ... Social engineering has several meanings: Social engineering (political science) Social engineering (computer security) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Social control refers to social mechanisms that regulate individual and group behavior, in terms of greater sanctions and rewards. ... For the Taboo party game, see Taboo (game). ... The term mores (IPA ) as used in sociology is a plural noun. ...


The risks of adolescent sexual activity is sometimes associated with include emotional distress, sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV/AIDS) and pregnancy through failure or non-use of birth control. In terms of sexual identity, sexual orientation among adolescents may vary greatly across the spectrum from heterosexuality and LGBT orientations to pansexuality and sexual fetishism. A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an illness caused by an infectious pathogen that has a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of sexual contact, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... Teenage pregnancy is defined as an underaged girl becoming pregnant with a baby. ... Birth control is a regimen of one or more actions, devices, or medications followed in order to deliberately prevent or reduce the likelihood of a woman becoming pregnant or giving birth. ... Sexual identity is a term that, like sex, has two distinctively different meanings. ... Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The initialism LGBT is used to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... Pansexuality (sometimes referred to as omnisexuality[1]) is a sexual orientation characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love and/or sexual desire for people regardless of their gender identity or biological sex. ... Sexual fetishism is the attribution of attractive sexual qualities to non-living objects as an overwhelming alternative to the sexuality of a man or a woman, or as an enhancing element to a relationship. ...


According to anthropologist Margaret Mead and psychologist Albert Bandura, the turmoil found in adolescence in Western society has a cultural rather than a physical cause, and societies where young women enage in free sexual activity have no such adolescent turmoil.[8][9] Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901, Philadelphia – November 15, 1978, New York City) was an American cultural anthropologist. ... Albert Bandura (born December 4, 1925 in Mundare, Canada) is a Ukrainian-Canadian psychologist most famous for his work on social learning theory (or Social Cognitivism) and self efficacy. ...


The age of consent to sexual activity varies widely between jurisdictions, ranging from 12 to 21 years, although 14 to 16 years is more usual. Age of consent laws Worldwide While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes,[1] when used with reference to criminal law the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any...


Culture

Main article: Youth subculture

In commerce, this generation is seen as an important target. Mobile phones, contemporary popular music, movies, television programs, sports, video games and clothes are heavily marketed and often popular amongst adolescents. A Youth subculture is youth-based subculture with distinct styles, behaviors and interests. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... This article is about computer and video games. ...


In the past (and still in some cultures) there were ceremonies that celebrated adulthood, typically occurring during adolescence. Seijin shiki (literally "adult ceremony") is a Japanese example of this. Upanayanam is a coming of age ceremony for males in the Hindu world. In Judaism, 12 or 13 year old females and 13-year-old males become b'nai mitzvah and often have a celebration to mark this coming of age. Among some denominations of Christianity, the rite or sacrament of Confirmation is received by adolescents and may be considered the time at which adolescents becomes members of the church in their own right. African boys also have a coming of age ceremony in which, upon reaching adolescence, the males state a promise to never do anything to shame their families or their village. This was also continued among African-American slaves in the early days of slavery before the practice was outlawed. In United States, girls will often have a "sweet sixteen" party to celebrate turning the aforementioned age, a tradition similar to the quinceañera in Latin culture. Seijin shiki (成人式) is the Japanese coming-of-age ceremony. ... Upanayanam, sometimes known outside India by the name, sacred thread ceremony, is a Hindu rite-of-passage ritual. ... Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Celebration of Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. ... Christianity percentage by country, purple is highest, orange is lowest Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... In Christian belief and practice, a sacrament is a rite that mediates divine grace, constituting a sacred mystery. ... Confirmation is a rite used in many Christian Churches. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... A sweet sixteen is a traditional birthday party for girls and sometimes boys to have when they turn sixteen years old. ... The Quinceañera or Quince Años (sometimes represented XV Años, meaning fifteen years) is, in some Spanish-speaking regions of the Americas, a young womans celebration of her fifteenth birthday, which is celebrated in a unique and different way from her other birthdays. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...


Adolescents have also been an important factor in many movements for positive social change around the world. The popular history of adolescents participating in these movements may perhaps start with Joan of Arc, and extend to present times with popular youth activism, student activism, and other efforts to make youth voice heard. Image of Joan of Arc, painted between 1450 and 1500 (Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, Paris, AE II 2490). ... Youth activism is best summarized as youth voice engaged in community organizing for social change. ... Students occupying Sheffield town hall over the introduction of higher education fees Student activism is work done by students to effect political, environmental, economic, or social change. ... Youth voice is a fairly common neologism to refers to the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body. ...


Legal issues

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Internationally, those over a certain age (often 18, though this varies) are legally considered to have reached the age of majority and are regarded as adults and are held to be responsible for their actions. People below this age are considered minors. A person below the age of majority may gain adult rights through legal emancipation. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In law, a person who is not yet a legal adult is known as a minor (known in some places as an infant or juvenile). ... Emancipation of minors is a legal mechanism by which a person below the age of majority (adulthood) gains certain rights, generally identical to those of adults. ...


Those who are under the age of legal responsibility may be considered too young to be held accountable for criminal action. This is called the defense of infancy. The age of criminal responsibility varies from 7 in India to 18 in Belgium. After reaching the initial age, there may be levels of responsibility dictated by age and type of offense, and crimes committed by minors may be tried in a juvenile court. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The defense of infancy is a form of defense known as an excuse so that defendants falling within the definition of an infant are excluded from criminal liability for their actions, if at the relevant time, they had not reached an age of criminal responsibility. ... Juvenile courts or young offender courts are courts specifically created and given authority to try and pass judgments for crimes committed by persons who have not attained the age of majority. ...


The legal working age in Western countries is usually 14 to 16, depending on the number of hours and type of employment. In the United Kingdom, for example, teenagers between 14 and 16 can work at certain types of light work with some restrictions to allow for schooling; while young people over 16 can work full-time (excluding night work). Many countries also specify a minimum school leaving age, ranging from 10 to 18, at which a person is legally allowed to leave compulsory education. The legal working age is the minimum age required by law for a person to work, in each country or jurisdiction. ... The school leaving age states the minimum age which a person is legally allowed to leave compulsory education. ... Compulsory education is education which children are required by law to receive and governments to provide. ...


The age of consent to sexual activity varies widely between jurisdictions, ranging from 12 to 21 years, although 14 to 16 years is more usual. Sexual intercourse with a person below this age is treated as the crime of statutory rape. Some jurisdictions allow an exemption where both partners are close in age. The age at which people are allowed to marry also varies, from 9 in Yemen to 22 for males and 20 for females in China. In Western countries, people are typically allowed to marry at 18, although they are sometimes allowed to marry at a younger age with parental or court consent. In developing countries, the legal marriageable age does not always correspond with the age at which people actually marry; for example, the legal age for marriage in Ethiopia is 18 for both males and females, but in rural areas most girls are married by age 16. Age of consent laws Worldwide While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes,[1] when used with reference to criminal law the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... . ...


In most democratic countries, a citizen is eligible to vote at 18. For example, in the United States, the Twenty-sixth amendment decreased the voting age from 21 to 18. In a minority of countries, the voting age is 17 (for example, Indonesia) or 16 (for example, Brazil). By contrast, some countries have a minimum voting age of 21 (for example, Singapore) whereas the minimum age in Uzbekistan is 25. Age of candidacy is the minimum age at which a person can legally qualify to hold certain elected government offices. In most countries, a person must be 18 or over to stand for elected office, but some countries such as the United States and Italy have further restrictions depending on the type of office. A voting age is a minimum age established by law that a person must attain in order to be eligible to vote in a public election. ... Amendment XXVI (the Twenty-sixth Amendment) of the United States Constitution was ratified on July 1, 1971. ... Age of candidacy is the minimum age at which a person can legally qualify to hold certain elected government offices. ...


The sale of selected items such as cigarettes, alcohol, and videos with sexual or violent content is often prohibited based on age. Such age restrictions vary widely. In practice, it is common that young people engage in underage smoking or drinking, and in some cultures this is tolerated to a certain degree. In the United States, teenagers are allowed to drive between 14-17 (each state sets its own minimum driving age of which a curfew may be imposed), but they cannot legally purchase alcohol until 21. In Europe it is more common for the driving age to be higher (usually 18) while the drinking age is lower than that of the US (usually 16 or 18). Two unlit filtered cigarettes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The cigarette is the most common method of smoking tobacco. ... A lion drinking Cygnus olor (mute swan) drinking Drinking is the act of consuming a liquid through the mouth. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A curfew can be one of the following: An order by the government or by the childs parents for certain persons to return home daily before a certain time. ... The legal drinking age is a limit assigned by governments to restrict the access of children and youth to alcoholic beverages. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


A number of social scientists, including anthropologist Margaret Mead and sociologist Mike Males, have noted the contradictory treatment of laws affecting adolescents in the United States. As Males has noted, the US Supreme Court has, "explicitly ruled that policy-makers may impose adult responsibilities and punishments on individual youths as if they were adults at the same time laws and policies abrogate adolescents’ rights en masse as if they were children." Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901, Philadelphia – November 15, 1978, New York City) was an American cultural anthropologist. ... Mike A. Males (born 1950) is an American sociologist who teaches at UC Santa Cruz. ...


The issue of youth activism affecting political, social, educational, and moral circumstances is of growing significance around the world. Youth-led organizations around the world have fought for social justice, the youth vote seeking to gain teenagers the right to vote, to secure more youth rights, and demanding better schools through student activism. Youth activism is best summarized as youth voice engaged in community organizing for social change. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The youth vote is a political term used primarily in the United States to describe 18 to 25-year-olds and their voting habits. ... Suffrage is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. ... Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · Holocaust · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Pedophobia · Ephebiphobia Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Supremacism Kahanism Anti-discriminatory Abolitionism · Civil rights · Gay rights Womens/Universal suffrage · Mens rights Childrens rights · Youth... Students occupying Sheffield town hall over the introduction of higher education fees Student activism is work done by students to effect political, environmental, economic, or social change. ...


Since the advent of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989 (children defined as under 18), almost every country (except the U.S. & Somalia) in the world has become voluntarily legally committed to advancing an anti-discriminatory stance towards young people of all ages. This is a legally binding document which secures youth participation throughout society while acting against unchecked child labor, child soldiers, child prostitution, and pornography. Convention on the Rights of the Child Opened for signature 20 November 1989 in - Entered into force September 2, 1990 Conditions for entry into force 20 ratifications or accessions (Article 49) Parties 193 (only 2 non-parties: USA and Somalia) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Child laborers coming out of a dye factory, Dhaka, Bangladesh Child labor (or child labour) is the employment of children under an age determined by law or custom. ... A Chinese soldier, age 10, member of a Chinese division boarding planes in Myitkyina (Burma) bound for China, May 1944. ... The Optional protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography to the Convention on the Rights of the Child states that the prostitution of children or child prostitution is the practice whereby a child is used by others for sexual activities in return for remuneration or any... Porn redirects here. ...


See also

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Image File history File links Wikibooks-logo-en. ... Wikibooks logo Wikibooks, previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks, is a wiki for the creation of books. ... Students occupying Sheffield town hall over the introduction of higher education fees Student activism is work done by students to effect political, environmental, economic, or social change. ... Youth activism is best summarized as youth voice engaged in community organizing for social change. ... Adolescent medicine is a medical subspecialty that focuses on care of patients who are in the adolescent period of development. ... Ephebiphobia (from Greek ephebos έφηβος = teenager, underage adolescent and fobos φόβος = fear, phobia), also known as hebephobia (from Greek hebe = youth), denotes both the irrational fear of teenagers or of adolescence, and the prejudice against teenagers or underage adolescents. ... An Ephebe Kisses A Man Tondo from an Attic kylix, 5th c. ... Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ... Shan boy undergoing Poy Sang Long initiation A rite of passage is a ritual that marks a change in a persons social or sexual status. ... An early 20th century post card documents the problem of unwanted pregnancy. ... // Student Voice is a neologism describing the distinct perspectives and actions of young people throughout education focused on education. ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ... Teen magazines are magazines aimed at teenage readers. ... This is a chronological List of young people in history. ... For other uses, see Youth (disambiguation) Youth is defined by Websters New World Dictionary as, The time of life when one is young; especially: a: the period between childhood and maturity b: the early period of existence, growth, or development. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · Holocaust · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Pedophobia · Ephebiphobia Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Supremacism Kahanism Anti-discriminatory Abolitionism · Civil rights · Gay rights Womens/Universal suffrage · Mens rights Childrens rights · Youth... Youth voice is a fairly common neologism to refers to the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body. ...

Human development and psychology

Stylized Portrait Of an adolescent girl Adolescent Psychology addresses the specific issues of adolescents. ... Educational psychology is the study of how humans learn in educational settings, the effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching, and the social psychology of schools as organizations. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Human development may refer to: Human development (biology) Human development (psychology) see Developmental psychology Occasionally, it may refer to both, but because each of these is already an immense area, few if any contemporary academic discussions attempt to tackle both with any completeness. ... Eriksons stages of psychosocial development describe eight developmental stages through which a healthily developing human should pass from infancy to late adulthood. ... Kohlbergs stages of moral development are planes of moral adequacy conceived by Lawrence Kohlberg to explain the development of moral reasoning. ...

Compare with

For the adult insect stage, see Imago. ... Ageing or aging is the process of getting older. ... “Children” redirects here. ... Peter Pan Syndrome is a pop-psychology term used to describe an adult male or female who is socially immature. ... According to Erik Eriksons stages of human development, first enumerated in Childhood and Society (1950) a young adult is a person between the ages of 19 and 40, whereas an adolescent is a person between the ages of 12 and 21. ...

Literature

  • Tennessee Williams: a description of the emotional impact of puberty and adolescence is to be found in The Resemblance Between a Violin and a Coffin
  • Jon Savage: a (pre)history of the development of the teenager is to be found in Teenage (Chatto and Windus, 2007)

Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), better known by the pseudonym Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright and one of the prominent playwrights of the twentieth century. ... Jon Savage real name Jonathan Sage (born 1953) is a writer, broadcaster and music journalist, best known for his award winning history of the Sex Pistols and punk music, Englands Dreaming (1991). ... Chatto and Windus has been, since 1987, an imprint of Random House, the publishers. ...

References

  1. ^ Goodburn, Elizabeth A., and Ross, David A. (1995). "A Picture of Health: A Review and Annotated Bibliography of the Health of Young People in Developing Countries." Published by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
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  3. ^ www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/anthropology/Mead.html. Retrieved on 2007-07-27.
  4. ^ www.etr.org/recapp/theories/AdolescentDevelopment/developmentalTheories.htm. Retrieved on 2007-07-27.
  5. ^ Thomas Kelly, Positive psychology and adolescent mental health: false promise or true breakthrough?, 2004
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  8. ^ Anthropological Anecdotes - II
  9. ^ Albert Bandura 1964 The stormy decade: Fact or fiction? (originally published in Psychology in Schools, I. Republished in Grinder, Robert E., ed. Studies in Adolescence: A Book of Readings on Adolescent Development, 2nd ed. Toronto: MacMillan Company, 1969, p. 16-24)
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Preteen
Stages of human development
Adolescence
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Young adult

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A teenager or teen is a person whose age is a number ending in "-teen" in the English language: that is to say, someone from the age of thirteen to the age of nineteen.
In the United States, teenagers are usually allowed to drive at 16 (each state sets its own minimum driving age), but they cannot legally purchase or consume alcohol until 21.
Homeschool World: Practical Homeschooling Articles: Myth of the Teenager (2638 words)
The Teenager has no such heroes; he may be miserable, he may not like himself, but his heroes are no more happy or worthy than himself.
The Teenager is a novelty not only in the history of twentieth century America, but in the history of the human race.
In raising Teenagers these parents also committed a crime against society, but although society noticed the crimes of the children, as "juvenile delinquency," it did not point to who was responsible, the parents.
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