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Adolescence

Abstract

Adolescence is the period of transition between childhood and adulthood. There are no specified age limits though the onset of puberty might be regarded as the beginning of adolescence. During this period the young person develops to sexual maturity, establishes his identity as an individual and begins to face the tasks of vocational, marital and philosophical choices.

Keywords

Body Image Adolescent Girl Young Person Sexual Attitude Identity Crisis 
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Further Reading

  1. Brooks-Gunn, J. (1987). Pubertal processes. In: V. van Hasselt and M. Mersen (eds.) Handbook of Adolescent Psychology (Oxford: Pergamon Press)Google Scholar
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  3. Dusek, J. (1987). Adolescent Development and Behaviour (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall)Google Scholar
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  5. Rice, F.P. (1987). The Adolescent (5th edn.) (London: Allyn & Bacon)Google Scholar
  6. Van Hasselt, V. and Hersen, M. (1987). Handbook of Adolescent Psychology (Oxford: Pergamon Press)Google Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

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