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Adolescence, 6/e
Laurence Steinberg, Temple University

The Fundamental Changes of Adolescence
Social Transitions

Chapter Overview

Major SectionStudy Guide Features
I. IntroductionImportant terms: social redefinition
II. Social Redefinition and PsychosocialLearning objectives: 1

DevelopmentImportant terms: age of majority

Multiple choice questions: 1, 34

III. Adolescence as a Social InventionLearning objectives: 2

Important terms: inventionists, child

protectionists, teenager, youth

Multiple choice questions: 2, 3, 26

Fill in the blank questions: 1-4, 20

Matching questions: 1, 15, 18, 19

IV. Changes in StatusLearning objectives: 3

Important terms: status

Fill in the blank questions: 5

A. Changes in interpersonal statusLearning objectives: 3
B. Changes in political statusLearning objectives: 3
C. Changes in economic statusFill in the blank questions: 17
 Matching questions: 8
D. Changes in legal statusImportant terms: status offense, juvenile

justice system

Multiple choice questions: 5

Fill in the blank questions: 18

Matching questions: 6, 13, 16

V. The Process of Social RedefinitionImportant terms: initiation ceremony, cohort,

quinceanera, extrusion, brother-sister

avoidance, Bar Mitzvah, Bas Mitzvah,


Multiple choice questions: 6, 20, 27

Fill in the blank questions: 6-10

Matching questions: 3, 11, 12, 20

VI. Variations in Social TransitionsLearning objectives: 4, 5

Important terms: clarity, continuity

Multiple choice questions: 28, 29

Matching questions: 10

A. Variations in clarityImportant terms: marginal man

Multiple choice questions: 7, 21, 23, 31

Matching questions: 2

Matching questions: 5

B. Variations in continuity

Important terms: Ruth Benedict, continuous


transition, discontinuous transition,

school-to-work transition, youth

apprenticeship, Margaret Mead,

Glen Elder, Jr.

Multiple choice questions: 4, 8, 10, 11, 22, 24

Fill in the blank questions: 11, 12

Matching questions: 4, 9, 14

C. The sexes: Similarities and differencesMultiple choice questions: 9

in the transition to adulthood

D. The scientific study of adolescence:Multiple choice questions: 12, 32

Does leaving home too early cause

problems for adolescents?

VII. The Transition into Adulthood inLearning objectives: 6
Contemporary SocietyImportant terms: collective efficacy,

forgotten half

Multiple choice questions: 13-19, 25, 30,

33, 35

Fill in the blank questions: 13-16, 18

Matching questions: 7