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Peer-Impact Diagnosis and TherapyA Handbook for Successful Practice with Adolescents$
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Vivian Center Seltzer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780814740422

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.001.0001

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Dealing with Development

Dealing with Development

Four Domains of Adolescent Growth

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(p.19) 1 Dealing with Development
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Peer-Impact Diagnosis and Therapy
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Vivian Center Seltzer

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.003.0002

This chapter describes four domains of adolescent development: physical, cognitive, emotional, and social. Physical development is immediately visible, whereas cognitive, emotional, and social development are not and become evident only in words and actions. Emotional development occurs right alongside both cognitive and physical development. It is the internally felt sensation that responds to physical and cognitive changes. Social development can be defined as comprehending which behavior is appropriate in different social settings. It becomes complete when physical, emotional, and cognitive development are integrated and all four are combined. This type of development is evident in appropriate adult social behavior. This chapter examines the controversy regarding how to categorize adolescence in psychology before discussing child and adolescent development. It also considers children's conceptions about friendship.

Keywords:   adolescent development, physical development, social development, emotional development, cognitive development, social behavior, adolescence, psychology, children, friendship

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