Adolescence is undoubtedly the most unbalanced division of an individual's life span development. It is during this part of an individual's life that they are transitioning from youth into adulthood. This era of transition changes faintly between every individual but all adolescents go through a innumerable amount of developmental alterations throughout the ages of ten to fourteen. The developmental changes occur intensely and rapidly to the emotional, physical, cognitive, and social growth of the teenager. A physical alteration, commonly known as puberty, is the period of sexual maturation within an individual's life.
Puberty within males and females vary in tremendous ways, except for the fact that the transformation prepares all humans for reproduction and adulthood. Speaking for males one of the earliest signs of puberty is the enlargement of the testicles and penis preceded by the development of hair in armpits and pubic areas. These bodily changes bring forth the first ejaculation, muscle growth, and deepening of the voice. Speaking for females one of the earliest signs of puberty is the enlargement of the breasts and other developments that include hair growing in armpits and pubic areas. Widening of the hips for a female and the start of the menstrual cycle are also signs.
[...] Social transformations take place when an adolescent attempts to make a connection with his or her peers. At this point the experience peer pressure is felt and it is very likely the adolescent will make rash un- thought out decisions. Adolescents undergo nearly irrepressible hormonal behavior that habitually is expressed in swift outbursts. These actions can on occasion drive the individual to search for sexual happiness or revolt against authority that they had had admiration before. Immense changes in behavior arise because adolescents are acting on innovative and influential inclinations in a newly altering body. [...]
[...] Lowenstein, D. (2010). Adolescence and Peer Relationships. Retrieved from http://www.drlowenstein.com/_data/user_docs/adolescence-and-peer- relationships.pdf UpToDate. (2010). Patient information: Adolescent sexuality. [...]
[...] If this applies to any particular teenager, it may hinder them from growing in the right direction, and he or she will eventually pay for it later on in life, sometimes, with great repercussions. Error on a teenagers part is best learned while he or she is young, and can grow from his or her mistakes, as well as learning how to fit into this, sometimes, unforgiving world. Peer relations have a tendency to develop swiftly and vary among middle childhood and adolescence. [...]
[...] Friendship is a vital facet to the social maturity of any adolescent. Even school aged children can evolve an apprehension of rejection by anyone they see as a social equal, which directly adds to the requirement for acceptance and approval. This characteristic can remnant an issue all the way through a human beings life span. For the duration of middle childhood much more meaningful peer relations are fashioned. This is directly contrasting early childhood peer relations and demonstrates that throughout an individual's middle childhood, friendship's become additionally momentous as the individual's social skills commence to develop an increased alertness of others' intentions and feelings (Blume & Zembar, 2007). [...]
[...] References anokaramsey. (2010). Chapter 11: Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development. Retrieved from http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/wolfe/Child/Notes/Chapter15.pdf Blume, L., & Zembar, M. (2007). Middle Childhood to Middle Adolescence: Development from Ages 8 to 18. Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall Berger, K. S. (2008). The developing person through the life span (7th Ed.). New York: Worth Publishers. [...]
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