Late Adolescence

A Lying Fallow Period of Consolidation
  • S. Spafford Ackerly


Until recent years there has been relatively little systematic effort to structure knowledge concerning that period of development be­tween adolescence and maturity when we are supposedly getting ready to assume the responsibilities of occupation, love, marriage and chil­dren and the “busyness” that goes with it. In fact, this “getting ready” period may be a crucial one for the development of creativity and leadership. Therefore, the times demand a careful appraisal of its sig­nificance in the growth and development cycle.


Late Adolescence Liberal Education Oedipus Complex Careful Appraisal Outer Stress 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Spafford Ackerly
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  1. 1.University of Louisville School of MedicineUSA

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