Adolescence: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives by Benjamin B. Wolman

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By Benjamin B. Wolman

Integrating assorted medical facts, this e-book relates the organic as opposed to psychosocial points of early life. appropriate info from clinical 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 procedures; half II makes a speciality of the specific difficulties of latest young people; half III analyzes the reasons of the issues and discusses tentative treatments. Written for psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, and anthropologists.

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For instance, in the former Soviet Union, the formation of adolescent groups was encouraged by the government, and the adolescent groups were carriers of rules of allegiance to the Communist ideology. The socially accepted behavioral patterns and the loyalty to the Soviet government were transmitted and reinforced by the peer groups. In an Israeli kibbutz, the peer groups are based on strong, interpersonal, friendly ties, and they perform many functions usually performed by families. In the United States there are several types of peer groups.

The energies stored in the id are unbound, undirected, and uncontrolled, and may produce totally irresponsible actions. During the first two years of life, the child faces conflict with parents in matters of toilet training. , to consider them his or her own). " Initially they are very weak and, when no one is looking, they are easily disregarded by the child. However, these "forerunners" contain the 30 Patterns of Development main elements of the future, namely the fear of punishment and the acceptance of parental demands as if they were the child's own.

CURRENT RESEARCH Contemporary studies of differences between the sexes raise again the crucial issue of this present book: nature versus nurture, biological determinants versus sociopsychological issues. Current research tries to find out whether there are significant differences between males and females and what these differences are. The review of cross-cultural research points to certain behavioral differences between males and females, but it is still an open question to what extent these differences are biologically determined, or if they are a product of environmental influences (Ember, 1981).

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