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CSU - HDFS 311 - Class Notes - Week 1

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background image Aug. 22, 2018 
HDFS 311-002 
 
Chapter 1 
Intro. 
● Why study development?  ○ Most adolescents progress to adults with little difficulty (typically)  
○ Many unhealthy risks can also be taken 
■ For some, the consequences may be severe (varies)  ○ Research informs healthcare practitioners who focus on teens  ■ Which can guide current/future efforts to promote healthy behavior and  prevent risky ones  ● Why emerging adults?  ○ Social and economic changes spur this phenomenon in the U.S.  ■ Urges scholars to further understand this stage of development  ● Adolescence  ○ Period post-puberty but pre-adulthood 
○ New term- only began being used in 20th century 
○ Culturally constructed
​ → based on societal definitions that vary between cultures  ● Adolescence- A Cultural Construct  ○ Almost all cultures recognize adolescence  ■ Expectations, responsibilities, length, content, and daily experiences vary  ● Same goes for adulthood  ● Adolescence in Western Cultures: Ancient Greece (4th and 5th Centuries BC)  ○ Plato/Aristotle first to acknowledge this stage of development  ■ Infancy: birth-7 yrs old  ● Infant’s mind too undeveloped to learn much  ■ Childhood: 7-14 yrs old  ● Education should focus on sports and music  ■ Adolescence: 14-21 yrs old  ● Capacity for reason allows for study of math and science  ● Early Christian Times to Middle Ages  ○ Influence of St. Augustine’s autobio. “Confessions” in 400 AD  ■ From early adolescence to early 20’s, documentations discuss risky  behaviors we still see today  ○ The Children’s Crusade of 1212  ■ Young people were considered innocent but also lacked knowledge and  experience   ● Adolescence 1500-1890 
background image ○ Life-cycle service began in late teens and 20s  ■ Learning a trade/skill/service for up to 7 yrs 
■ Similar to finding a mentor in order to support family later in life 
○ Rates of crime, premarital sex, and alcohol use increased as life-cycle service  decreased in the 18th and 19th centuries  ● Age of Adolescence: 1890-1029  ○ Contributing factors:  ■ Child labor now prohibited 
■ Requirements for children to attend secondary schooling 
■ Adolescence as a distinct field of scholarship 
● G. Stanley Hall ​: Key Ideas  ○ Founder of study of adolescence and wrote first textbook on age group in 1904 
○ Child Study Movement
​- research to better lives of children/adolescents   ○ Storm and Stress ​- upheaval and disorder is a normal part of teen development  ■ 3 difficulties:  ● Conflict w/parents 
● Mood disruptions/swings 
● Risk behavior 
■ Do you think this Storm and Stress process occurs during adolescence?  Why or why not?  ● Think…  ○ Puberty 
○ High school 
○ Discovering relationships (friend groups, significant others) 
○ Experimentation (substances, sex maybe, social 
groups/experiences, more school stress)  ○ Societal expectations 
○ Gender/sexuality questioning 
● Recall:  ​Modified Storm and Stress  ○ All of the above are present, but there is also a lot of  variability between culture, personality, homelife, etc.   ● Emerging Adulthood: Ages 18-25  ○ Identity exploration  
○ Instability 
○ Self-focus  
○ Feeling in-between (more independent, but don’t quite feel like an adult) 
○ Possibilities  
● Emerging Adulthood Discussion:  ○ Consider the top 3 things that define adulthood  

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School: Colorado State University
Department: Science
Course: Adolescent/Early Adult Development
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: HDFS, humandevelopmentandfamilystudies, adolescence, Emerging Adulthood, Colorado State University, and csu
Name: Chapter 1-HDFS 311
Description: These notes cover the beginning stages of understanding the history and the basics of adolescence and emerging adulthood from the first week of classes
Uploaded: 08/24/2018
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School: Colorado State University
Department: Science
Course: Adolescent/Early Adult Development
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: HDFS, humandevelopmentandfamilystudies, adolescence, Emerging Adulthood, Colorado State University, and csu
Name: Chapter 1-HDFS 311
Description: These notes cover the beginning stages of understanding the history and the basics of adolescence and emerging adulthood from the first week of classes
Uploaded: 08/24/2018