ERIC Number: ED024079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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Normal Adolescence: Its Dynamics and Impact.
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Inc., New York, NY.
This approach to the subject of adolescence is comprehensive, embracing three determinants which are universal for any stage of individual human development: (a) biology, (b) culture, and (c) psychology. The chapter on biology presents a brief review of the physical and physiologic changes of puberty, taking note of the impact of puberty on the child and his psychological development. The chapter on cultural factors seeks to give an appreciation both of the kinds of socio-cultural forces which come to bear on the adolescent, and of the influence of the developing adolescent on his family and his own subcultural or societal group. The chapter on psychology discusses the emotional, intellectual, and psychological development and functioning of the adolescent as he progresses through this stage of transition from childhood to adulthood. In this attempt to formulate the psychodynamics of normal adolescence, the concepts and insights of psychoanalytic psychology have been used. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Tasks, Individual Development, Maturation
Publications Office, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, 419 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016 ($1.50).
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Authoring Institution: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Inc., New York, NY.