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    Adolescent Development: Autonomy and Attachment

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    Explain the concepts of autonomy and attachment and describe how they develop in adolescence.

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    Autonomy basically means being able to make one's own decisions. A person who is autonomous gets the information needed to make safe decisions outside of other individuals' influences. Meaning, although the person may take other individuals' feedback into consideration, he knows that the ultimate responsibility for carrying out the decision is his. An adolescent who grew up with parents that encouraged critical thinking, as well as ...

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    The expert explains the concepts of autonomy and attachment. How they develop in adolescence is described.

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