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Adolescence, 6/e
Laurence Steinberg, Temple University

The Fundamental Changes of Adolescence
Social Transitions

Essay Questions


Describe how it might be difficult for parents to immigrate to the United States with their children, and raise their children in a culture that defines adolescence and adulthood in many different ways than the culture these parents knew.

Describe what kinds of changes could take place that would make the transition to adulthood in the United States clear for adolescents.

Describe how youth in your generation have experienced the transition to adulthood.

Given the lack of clarity in the transition to adulthood in America, what changes would you recommend to the juvenile justice system?

Explain whether it would be beneficial and practical to grant adolescents all of the "age of majority" rights, such as voting, drinking, and driving, at one time.