Adolescence Stage

As is appropriately said, a kid learns to modify himself while still a newborn and also develops his own individuality. The youngster merely learns how to fit in with his family during the pre-school years. When he enters middle childhood, he starts to tilt toward social adjustment. The previous adaptation to oneself, one’s family, and one’s school is typically a prerequisite for this adjustment, which is regarded as the most challenging.

Adolescence is generally regarded, from a theoretical perspective, as a restatement of the first stage of life. The Latin root of the term “adolescence” means “to develop into adulthood.” The shift from infancy to adulthood is a biological and social one. Adolescence is a time of rapid development and expansion in almost every element of a child’s life, including their physical, intellectual, emotional, and social intelligence. The adolescent years are one of the most important times in a person’s life.

The full existence of  individuals is framed by the growth attained, the education acquired, the obligations acknowledged, and the relationships created at this point. Adolescence, then, is the term used to describe the behavioral traits that characterize this time period and are impacted by cultural and physical development.

Physical development in adolescence

Adolescence is the time when the human body achieves its most advanced level of physical growth and development. At this point, there is no further growth in terms of size, height, or strength. Maximum growth of the bones and muscles results in a significant rise in body movements. At this point, nearly all of the glands experience their peak levels of activity, and the development and activity of all other exterior and interior organs likewise reaches their peak.

Boys and girls grow into the distinctive traits of their separate sexes. The tones of the two sexes differ noticeably; the girl’s voice grows sharper and sweeter, while the boy’s speech thickens and becomes rougher. So, biologically, boys and girls develop all the traits that make them male and female, accordingly, and get ready to be addressed as men and women, gentlemen or ladies. At this period, secondary sexual attributes also emerged.

Emotional development in adolescence

The teenage years are the time when emotional growth is at its peak. All sensations, such as worry, anxiety, affection, wrath, etc., are at their peak throughout adolescence. Throughout adolescence, a person experiences hormonal aberrations similar to those of a newborn. Maximum physical development and growth create opportunity for the most sensorimotor possible. Consequently, adolescence offers the highest peak in terms of emotional expression and experience.

social development in adolescence

His self idea is made up of this understanding of his seen and held self qualities. The development of the child’s self-concept is based on what others have said about him and what may be inferred from the experiences he has had. When compared to childhood, when a kid cares relatively little about society, adolescence is a time of greater social interaction and relationships. He stops being egotistical, selfish, and antisocial. The child’s relationship with his parents and other members of his family also undergoes a substantial change during adolescence in terms of its social aspect. Independence has become something that people want. He demands that his parents and other family members older than him understand who he is.

Intellectual development in adolescence

The greatest development associated with mental performance occurs throughout adolescence. These are the times when intelligence peaks. By the conclusion of this time, intellectual abilities, including rational reasoning, analytical thinking, and focus, are practically fully developed. A teenager learns to analyze and looks for explanations for the how and why of empirical rational reflection. His ability to think critically and observe is well developed. He has a strong imagination, which can be improperly channelled or made to fill an unmet need, leading a teenager to fantasize. Consequently, it is crucial to take great care to develop their imaginative abilities. At this time, idolization is most prevalent. Teenagers typically like engaging in adventurous activities and become interested in reading books.