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    Each generation speaks to how "kids have changed." What characteristics are associated with adolescent development? How have adolescents changed over the last 30 years? How have they remained the same?

    How would you characterize peer relationships during adolescence? How much pressure is there to conform to peers during adolescence? As you look at peer pressure, consider the pressure exerted by gangs and speak to their ability to attract adolescents to join

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    Although this is a major topic, I skimmed the surface to offer some basic ideas and reference link:

    First, as you list traits of adolescent boys and girls, please note how boys tend to mature later than girls. In terms of physicality, boys are expected to be physically stronger and more active than girls overall.

    As you look at emotional and social needs, teen boys also tend to internalize their emotions, while girls externalize them. Boys also seem to express a smaller range of emotions or are even unable to express their emotions at all. Boys are more distant than girls. Girls are more intimate in their social relationships. Girls show more empathy.

    When looking at the changes from ...

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    The focal issues of this posting briefly assesses teen developmental aspects.