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Lene Arnett Jensen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195383430

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383430.001.0001

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Adolescent Ties to Adult Communities

Adolescent Ties to Adult Communities

The Intersection of Culture and Development

(p.138) Chapter 7 Adolescent Ties to Adult Communities
Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology

Alice Schlegel

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This chapter discusses socialization, specifically of adolescents, as a bridge between culture and human development. An example is the influences of culture on Hopi adolescent personality. Ethnographic case studies of German apprentices and adolescents in the contrade (town districts) of Siena, Italy, show cultures in which adolescents are integrated into adult-centered groups and have the opportunity to learn, through informal contacts and friendships, how to become adults. Using data from a cross-cultural study, the chapter considers some effects of adult–adolescent integration or segregation on competetiveness and aggressiveness. It raises questions about the segregation of adolescents from adults that characterizes contemporary American culture.

Keywords:   adolescence, socialization, adolescent–adult integration, adolescent-adult segregation, Hopi adolescents, German adolescents, Sienesea adolescents, American competetiveness, aggressiveness

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