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Youth development or "adolescent development" is the process through which adolescents (alternately called youth or young adults) acquire the cognitive, social, and emotional skills and abilities required to navigate life. The experience of adolescence varies for every youth: culture, gender, and socioeconomic class are important influences on development. This development occurs throughout a young person's life, including formal and informal settings such as home, church, or school; and similar relationships, such as peer friendships, work, parenting, teaching, or mentoring. American high school students participate in a NASA project to design lunar habitats Adolescence is the period of psychological and social transition between childhood and adulthood (gender-specific manhood, or womanhood). ... Popular use of the word youth refers to a person who is neither an adult nor a child, but somewhere in between, scientifically referred to as an adolescent and, in the United States, commonly referred to as a teen or teenager. ... A young adult is an informal term used to describe the transition from teenager to adult. ... A social class is, at its most basic, a group of people that have similar social status. ... Home is a place where a person lives, perhaps spends much of the time, or where a person is comfortable to be. ... A church building (or simply church) is a building used in Christian worship. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ... Look up work in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is in need of improvement. ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill. ... Mentoring refers to a developmental relationship between a more experienced mentor and a less experienced partner referred to as a mentee or protégé. Usually - but not necessarily - the mentor/protégé pair will be of the same sex. ...


Youth is an important developmental period described in, most psychological theories of human development from Sigmund Freud's theory of psychosexual development, Carl Jung, and in particular Erik Erikson (see his stages of psychosocial development where adolescence is a time of identity formation. Human development may refer to: Human development (biology) Human development (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. ... Sigmund Freud, around 1921 Sigmund Freud (IPA: []) (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology. ... The concept of psychosexual development began with Sigmund Freud when he developed his theories of psychoanalysis in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... Carl Jungs autobiographical work Memories , Dreams and Reflections, Fontana edition Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961) (IPA:) was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology. ... Erik Homburger Erikson (June 15, 1902 – May 12, 1994) was a developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on social development of human beings, and for coining the phrase identity crisis. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... // Computer programming In object-oriented programming, object identity is a mechanism for distinguishing different objects from each other. ...


During each stage, behavior changes in response to biological maturation and changes in the social environment. The process of entering adulthood entails many decisions both conscious and not. The examination of this stage of life is rooted in the child development theories of John Dewey, Jean Piaget, and Erik Erikson. Anthropologist Margaret Mead also added a great deal of understanding to this field. Regarding the successive evolution of youth as a social phenomenon, Mead reportedly wrote, The social environment or social context is a group of identical or similar social positions and social roles. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, whose thought has been greatly influential in the United States and around the world. ... Jean Piaget (August 9, 1896 – September 16, 1980) was a Swiss Natural Scientist and developmental psychologist, famous for his work with children and his theory of cognitive development. ... Erik Homburger Erikson (June 15, 1902 – May 12, 1994) was a developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on social development of human beings, and for coining the phrase identity crisis. ... Margaret Mead Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist. ... Popular use of the word youth refers to a person who is neither an adult nor a child, but somewhere in between, scientifically referred to as an adolescent and, in the United States, commonly referred to as a teen or teenager. ...

"As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost."

Recent important studies in the field of youth development have been led by organizations such as the Forum for Youth Investment and by the Innovation Center, both American nonprofit organizations.


The sociological field of study that examines youth development is separated into myriad political examinations of young people, including positive youth development and community youth development. Each of these entails particular connotations of the particular relevance or importance of young people to their families, schools, and communities. Positive youth development, or PYD, is a common neologism that summarizes the intentional efforts of adults, communities, government agencies, and schools to provide opportunities for youth to enhance their interests, skills, and abilities into their adulthoods. ... Community youth development, or CYD, is a philosophy emphasizing the uniquely symbiotic nature of youth development to community development by situating the two practices in a common framework. ...


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To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hans Baldung Grien: The Ages And Death, c. ... Education reform is a plan, program, or movement which attempts to bring about a systematic change in educational theory or practice across a community or society. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Mentoring refers to a developmental relationship between a more experienced mentor and a less experienced partner referred to as a mentee or protégé. Usually - but not necessarily - the mentor/protégé pair will be of the same sex. ... Positive psychology is the scientific study of human happiness. ... A young crowd enjoys a rave in Manhattan NY. Youth culture generally refers to the ways young people (adolescents and teenagers) differentiate themselves from the general culture of their community. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Scene can refer to a specific youth subculture or movement, generally used by individuals who identify with that subculture, however it is sometimes used in a pejorative sense by non-members. ... A youth ministry is a Christian evangelical ministry intended to instruct and disciple youths in what it means to be a Christian, how to mature as a Christian and how to encourage others to claim Jesus as their Savior. ... A Youth organization is a formal organization aimed at children and adolescents for education and socialization. ... A youth organization is a formal organization aimed at children and adolescents for education and socialization. ... 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. ... In the United Kingdom youth work is the process of creating an environment where young people can engage in informal educational activities. ...

External articles

Mike A. Males (born 1950) is an American sociologist who teaches at UC Santa Cruz. ... Margaret Mead Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist. ...

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Youth development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (424 words)
Youth development or "adolescent development" is the process through which adolescents (alternately called youth or young adults) acquire the cognitive, social, and emotional skills and abilities required to navigate life.
Youth is an important developmental period described in, most psychological theories of human development from Sigmund Freud's theory of psychosexual development, Carl Jung, and in particular Erik Erikson (see his stages of psychosocial development where adolescence is a time of identity formation.
The examination of this stage of life is rooted in the child development theories of John Dewey, Jean Piaget, and Erik Erikson.
Youth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
Popular use of the word youth refers to a person who is neither an adult nor a child, but somewhere in between, scientifically referred to as an adolescent and, in most English speaking countries, commonly referred to as a teen or teenager.
Commonly, a youth is defined as being somewhere between age 12 and age 26, with different countries and administrative regions choosing more narrow definitions within that frame.
In South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in the United Kingdom, the word youth is a popularized phrase that is used as a greeting.
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