1. Describe and Evaluate the Notion That Adolescence Is a Period of ‘Storm and Stress’.

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1. Describe and evaluate the notion that adolescence is a period of ‘storm and stress’.

Adolescence is a period of time in an individual’s life when they undergo the transition from childhood to adulthood. During this time there are a number of changes that occur within a person which can characterise the remainder of their life. Throughout history many intellectuals have made attempts to gain a better understanding of this time and a plethora of different theories on the subject now exist. The thread that binds them is the idea that adolescence is a time of significant ‘storm and stress’, fraught with hardships which are necessary to develop the skills one needs for life.
Before describing these theories it is important to
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They see celebrity’s involvement in risky behaviour, mood disruptions and parental crisis’s they then reinforce these characteristics in their own lives. Also as they are growing up the parent may not be controlling the antisocial behaviour which then carry onto their adolescent lives and they find it easy to relate to other peers with these behaviours also which then distances them more from their parents and increases their antisocial behaviours, however, if the child is monitored closely then they are unlikely to involved in these behaviours and they will have close attachment with parents which will help to reduce their chances of ‘storm and stress’ through their adolescent stage. Boyd & Bee (2008) Within the concept of stress and identity confusion there are many varied ideas to whether it is caused through “endogenous” (biological) or “exogenous” (cultural) factors. Sahakian (1977)
Psychologist G. Stanley Hall (1904) was the first psychologist to explicitly consider the storm and stress issue in relation to adolescence. G. S. Hall (1904) had a notion that the reason that individuals experience ‘storm and stress’ is because of the biological and hormonal changes that the
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