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Human Growth and Development
Human Growth and Development
Assignment 1: Discussion Assignment
The discussion assignment provides a forum to discuss the relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered. For this assignment make sure to answer all questions for Part 1 and 2 by Saturday, November 29, 2014. Provide a detailed response to the topic questions in the discussion area. For this assignment post your responses directly in the Discussion Area. Do not use attached documents.
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To support your work make sure to utilize your course and text readings. When asked also utilize outside sources as well. As in all assignments make sure to cite your sources in your work and provide a reference for that citation utilizing APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
The onset of puberty marks a significant change in a person’s life biologically, psychologically, and socially. There are some myths regarding puberty that may skew its realities. Describe some of the myths and realities of puberty.
Explain the psychological and social issues a person may face during the transition to puberty. Define adolescence from the psychological, and social or emotional perspectives. Explain some of the emotional changes that may occur at the onset of adolescence and as the individual mature through adolescence.
Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning and research from your text and course readings. Comment on the postings of at least two peers, and provide an analysis of each peer’s postings while also suggesting specific additions or clarifications for improving the discussion question response.
The transition into adulthood may differ depending on cultural traditions and rites of passage from adolescence to adulthood. The transition into adulthood is also a time for relationships and romance from a normative perspective.
Describe at least two unique rites of passage to adulthood on the basis of ethnic or cultural variations. Explain the concepts of pluralism and assimilation and describe how they affect the rites of passage of individuals. Describe different attachment styles. Explain the attachment style you feel would be most effective in forming lasting relationships. Describe the different types of attraction. Explain the type of attraction you feel would be most effective in establishing lasting relationships.