Learning Objectives

1.1 Discuss the historical origins of adolescence and evidence for popular stereotypes about adolescents.

1.2 Analyze the developmental processes, contexts, and timing of adolescence and emerging adulthood.

1.3 Summarize theoretical approaches to studying adolescent development.

1.4 Describe methods and designs used to study adolescent development.

1.5 Explain the scope of applied developmental science and some of the challenges that arise in this field.