ERIC Number: EJ929095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
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The Evolution of Adolescence and the Adolescence of Evolution: The Coming of Age of Humans and the Theory about the Forces that Made Them
Hawley, Patricia H.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v21 n1 p307-316 Mar 2011
Adolescence is a period characterized by well-documented growth and change, including reproductive, social, and cognitive development. Though not unheard of, modern evolutionary approaches to adolescence are still relatively uncommon. Recent treatises in developmental biology, however, have yielded new tools through which to explore human physiological and behavioral growth, highlighted the role of the environment, and provided new avenues of thought for amelioration. Life history, the integration of form with function, and the concept of evolutionary mismatch are discussed.
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Evolution, Social Development, Physiology, Environmental Influences, Role, Developmental Stages
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