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  • Phenomenon Of Adolescent Pregnancy
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    In most societies, out of wedlock pregnancy and childbearing violate the optimal life course pattern of completion of schooling, gaining employment, marriage, and then parenthood. The phenomenon of adolescent pregnancy is particularly troubling though. Although this occurrence often results in a personal, as well as very real, social dilemma, it must be recognized from the outset that it is not the behaviors themselves that are problematic, but their timing. Adolescence is a period of intense ph...
  • Youth With Early Onset Behavior Problems
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    Tragic events like the shootings at Columbine High School capture public attention and concern, but are not typical of youth violence. Most adolescent homicides are committed in inner cities and outside of school. They most frequently involve an interpersonal dispute and a single victim. On average, six or seven youths are murdered in this country each day. Most of these are inner-city minority youths. Such acts of violence are tragic and contribute to a climate of fear in schools and communitie...
  • One's Adolescent Period
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    Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (1980) defines adolescence as "the state or process of growing up"; even more specifically, adolescence is also defined as "the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority". Looking back on their adolescence, adults often conjure up grand memories, and laugh at their mistakes. Adolescence is a period in life that everyone must 'survive' in order to become an adult, although some go through it more turbulently than others....
  • Risk Taking Behaviors In Adolescence
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    In this report I will address the issue of the importance of understanding the risk taking behavior of young people in their adolescence period of life. First of all let us identify the notion of adolescence and answer why is it important in the forming of persons individuality. Adolescence is considered to be a transitional period of a person, between childhood and adult hood. It is a time when young people continue to develop the social and intellectual skills that tend to prepare them for mat...
  • Behavior Of Children And Adolescents With Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia is a medical illness that causes strange thinking, strange feelings, and unusual behavior. It is an uncommon psychiatric illness in children and is hard to recognize in its early phases. The behavior of children and adolescents with schizophrenia may differ from that of adults with this illness. Child and adolescent psychiatrists look for several of the following early warning signs in youngsters with schizophrenia: 1. trouble telling dreams from reality, 2. seeing things and heari...
  • Adolescent Involvement With Deviant Peers
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    Abstract: There are many topics to choose from when researching adolescence. There are three particular topics that I have done some in depth research of pertaining to adolescence. These topics are as follows: homosexuality, eating disorders, and peer pressure. Upon doing my research I found that although adolescents are faced with many different problems, these three tend to have a major impact on self-esteem. This issue is one of importance to me as I suffered from very poor self-esteem throug...

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