BY : RENEE LALONDE
• The concept of adolescence has
changed over time, and varies from
culture to culture.
• In a majority of cultures, adolescence is
considered the major stage in the life
• It’s importance can be measured in the
lifecycle spectrum through determining
how much their youth culture has
• This means teenagers have their own
unique sense of style, including :
clothes ,music , symbols, language and
individual tastes; However It is affected
by many factors.
• Psychologists believe that most youths
continue to change through a series of
developmental stages where their
primary influence and focal point shifts
away from their parents to their friends.
A major factor that leads to the existence
of youth cultures in many developed
countries is the fact that adolescents pull
away from their parents in order to
establish their own identities.
A term coined by Erik Erikson, to explain the
Identity crisis central conflict of the adolescent stage of
One of the possible outcomes of the identity
Identity achievement crisis, the identity achieved person is one
who has a firm sense of self.
One of the possible outcomes of those
possible outcomes of identity crisis. A
person with identity diffusion has not
been able to achieve a sense of identity.
SO… IT DOES APPEAR
Teens are definitely pulling away from their parents and identifying more closely with peers!
47% vs. 15%
61% vs. 22%
Integrity vs. Despair
Generativity vs. Stagnation
Intimacy vs. Isolation
*Identity vs. Identity diffusion *
Industry vs. Inferiority
Autonomy vs. Shame or doubt
Initiative vs. Guilt
Basic Trust vs. Mistrust
WITHIN THE HOME
Family as an Agent of Socialization
Parents as a role model
Other Agents of Socialization
THE ROLE OF
Technology! Vs. The
of o increase in violent
television o Decrease of activity
o Media Role models
The impact of friends
The influence of television
The role of the parents
The role of the teen