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HDFS 311 Week 1

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HDFS 311 Week 1 HDFS 311

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Week one notes covering Chapter 1. - Adolescence -Plato -Christian Time -Life-cycle service -G. Stanley Hall -Storm and Stress -5 features of emerging adulthood
Adoles/Early Adult Development
Rotner, Jaime Marie
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rachel Vigil on Friday August 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HDFS 311 at Colorado State University taught by Rotner, Jaime Marie in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views.


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Date Created: 08/26/16
Chapter 1:  Adolescence: The period after puberty begins and before adult roles are taken on o Puberty: 8-13 years’ old o Fairly new term, coming into common usage in the early 20 th Century o Culturally constructed term o Almost all cultures recognize “adolescence” as a life period o Length, context and daily experience differs across cultures. o Different cultures define adult status, roles and responsibilities differently.  Why is puberty starting earlier for Americans? o Americans are gaining more weight which is hitting the peak mark. o In malnourished countries, individuals aren’t hitting the peak mark as early  Plato o Linked infancy, childhood and adolescence to education levels o Infancy  Birth to age 7  Infants mind is too undeveloped to learn much o Childhood  Age 7-14  Education should focus on sports and music  Education in science and math should be delayed until adolescence, when the mind is finally ready to apply reason in learning these subjects. o Adolescence  Extended from ages 14 to 21  Capacity for reason allows for study of science and math  Christian Times o Saint Augustine’s autobiographical Confessions  Wrote in A.D. 400  St. Augustine talked about his adolescence period and was deemed negatively  He was impulsive & pleasure seeking o Children’s Crusade (1212)  University students (13-15 years old)  Crusaders left from Germany for the Mediterranean.  Believed that the waters would part for them as the Red Sea did for Mose.  Muslims and others believed that adolescence lacked knowledge and experience.  Many were robbed and kidnapped.  Life-cycle service o 1500s-1890s o A period in the late teens and 20s. o Young people (usually males) would engage in domestic service, farm service or apprenticeship in trades and crafts for about 7 years. o Women usually left home and were family servants. o Rates of crimes, premarital sex and alcohol increased as life- cycle service decreased because urban life became more popular.  1890-1920 o United States and other Western countries created laws restricting child labor.  Illegal for your child to work until 18 o Requirement for children to attend secondary school.  G. Stanley Hall o 1 person to get a Ph.D in psychology o Initiator of the Child Study Movement  Adovacted scientific reseach on children/adolescent development  Also, the improvement of conditions for children/adolescents in the family, school an workplace. o Recapitulation: development of each individual recapitulates the evolutionary development of the human species.  We don’t pass down genes, we pass down emotional memories. o Hall believed that there was a great deal of heaval and disorder in adolescence (storm and stress)  Signs of Storm and Stress being  Risk behavior  Conflicts with parents  Mood Swings  5 features of emerging adulthood o Identity exploration o Instability  Emerging adults have on average 8-10 jobs. o Self focus o Possibilities o Feeling in-between


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