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Essay Assignment: Adolescence and Early Adulthood

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Choose two of the following:

  1. Examine how cultural ideals and timing of puberty can affect an adolescent’s body image.
  2. Question Erikson’s assertion about the focus on intimacy in early adulthood.
  3. Apply Sternberg’s theory of love to specific examples of relationships from song or media.
  4. Discuss social problems facing youth such as suicide, juvenile delinquency, and victimization. What kinds of recommendations would you make to help reduce these problems?

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