Psychosocial Factors That Affect Adolescent 's Behavior

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Psychosocial Crisis in Adolescents
Adolescence is an interesting stage of development and is the fifth stage of Erikson stages of development .According to Erikson adolescence is a time of searching for one’s own identity and developing a sense of autonomy. Trying on different “selves” is a common mental and behavioral activity of adolescents who are in the process of developing an internally anchored sense of who they are, rather than defining themselves by what others think or expect of them including their parents (Erikson, 1968). Many normal and well behaved adolescents can be quite dramatic, impulsive and egocentric in their behavior, but a depressed adolescent who is impulsive and dramatic can be dangerous. The three journals reviewed explain the impact of psychosocial factors that affects adolescent’s behavior both on an individual and on a broader societal level, and psychosocial environmental risk factors for suicide attempts in adolescents. Identity crisis is a necessary turning point, a crucial moment, when development must move one way or another, marshaling resources of growth, recovery, and further differentiation (Erikson 1968). In these articles certain factors around the children that can influence this crisis in a positive or negative way were properly analyzed. Factors considered were abusive experiences in childhood, which contribute to identity crisis and requires social support. Parental support was mentioned in all the articles; this shows that
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