Learning Objectives

  1. Evaluate the storm and stress perspective on adolescence in light of research evidence.
  2. Summarize the physical changes that occur with puberty and the correlates of pubertal timing.
  3. Discuss brain development during adolescence and its effect on behavior.
  4. Identify ways in which thinking changes in adolescence and how these changes are reflected in adolescent decision making and behavior.
  5. Discuss moral development and influences on moral reasoning.
  6. Describe the challenges that school transitions pose for adolescents and the role of parents in academic achievement.