Adolescence: Period In Human Growth And Development

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Introduction Adolescence According to WHO Adolescence is the period in human growth and development occurring after childhood and before adulthood, i.e. from ages 10 to19. Onset of puberty marks the passage from childhood to adolescence. It is characterized by a tremendous pace in growth and change which is second only to that of infancy. Biological processes drive many aspects of this growth and development. It represents one of the critical transitions in the life span According to UNICEF Adolescence is a phase separate from both early childhood and adulthood. It is a transitional period that requires special attention and protection. Physically the children undergo through a number of transitions while they mature. The brain undergoes quite substantial developments in early adolescence, which affect emotional skills as well as physical and mental abilities. It is the period when gender norms are either solidified, rejected or transformed. As adolescent girls and boys grow, they take on additional responsibilities, experiment with new ways of doing things and push for independence. It is times in which values and skills are developed that have great impact on well-being. Key developmental experiences The process of adolescence is a period of preparation for adulthood during which time several…show more content…
Interestingly, Due et al. also found that countries with greater economic disparity have higher rates of bullying than those with smaller disparity. They speculate that when societies have a widespread acceptance of inequality, these norms might be displayed by children through “the approval of behaviors associated with status differences, such as bullying”. Perceptions of normative behavior influence aggression; thus societies that accept aggression as a means to solve problems and disputes are likely to have greater levels of aggression within and outside of

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