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Adolescent development: psychological and social

Video describing some of the psychological and social changes experienced during adolescence.

It’s hard not to notice the physical changes an individual experiences during adolescence. However, as Professor David Ross explains in this step, psychological and social changes are just as profound, despite not being so obvious. Here we consider these changes in more detail, thinking about emotional and social development, and how attitudes and habits formed in this period can affect an individual throughout their lifetime.

As you watch, try to think about your own adolescent behaviours. Can you think of an instance where something you did as an adolescent still affects you today? Do you think this was directly related to the developmental changes you were experiencing? Only share if you feel comfortable doing so.

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