Adolescent Development

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  1. emotional autonomy
    the establishment of more adultlike and less childish close relationships with family members and peers
  2. behavioral autonomy
    the capacity to make independent decisions and follow through with them
  3. cognitive autonomy
    the establishment of an independent set of values, opinions, and beliefs
  4. detachment
    in psychoanalytic theory, the process through which adolescents sever emotional attachments to their parents or other authority figures
  5. individuation
    the progressive sharpening of an individual's sense of being an autonomous, independent person
  6. psychological control
    parenting that attempts to control the adolescent's emotions and opinions
  7. prosocial behavior
    behaviors intended to help others
  8. preconventional moral reasoning
    according to Kohlberg, the first level of moral reasoning, which is typical of children and is characterized by reasoning is based on rewards and punishments associated with different courses of action
  9. conventional moral reasoning
    according to Kohlberg, the second level of moral development, which occurs during late childhood and early adolescence and is characterized by reasoning that is based on the rules and conventions of society
  10. postconventional moral reasoning (principled moral reasoning)
    in Kohlberg's theory, the stage of moral development durin gwhich society's rules and conventions are seen as relative and subjective rather than a authorative
  11. moral disengagement
    rationalizing immoral behavior as legitimate, as a way of justifying one's own bad acts
  12. religiosity
    the degree to which one engages in religious practices, like attending services
  13. spirituality
    the degree to which one places importance on the quest for answers to questions about God and the meaning of life
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Adolescent Development
2012-11-21 17:21:03
chapter autonomy

adolescence chapter 9: autonomy
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