Adolescence : its social psychology, with an introduction to by Fleming C

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To its repression and frustration he ascribed its discontents. This emphasis on the importance of “sex” and on the significance of its satisfactions served, in much popular discussion, to support Stanley Hall’s pronouncements on the special characteristics of the period of adolescence and added to these a further emphasis on the distresses experienced by individuals who were faced with twentieth-century delays in authorised sexual gratification. Freud’s work also strengthened still further the conception of an inevitable and catastrophic adolescent rebellion against parental standards and social conventions.

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A like absence of any special interest in the experiences of young people is an observable characteristic of similar simpler societies today. 6 It is believed to occur at a specific time and its consummation is followed by admission to the privileges of adult life. Little attention is paid to the wishes or the variabilities of individuals; but on the other hand there is commonly in such societies no prolonged period in which a physiologically mature youth is debarred from full functioning as a member of the group.

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