Risk Factors for Juvenile Delinquency

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Juvenile delinquency refers to juvenile behavior characterized by antisocial conduct that is beyond parental control and istherefore subject to legal action. However, such behavior or violation of the law is not punishable by death or life imprisonment. Extensive research and study have been conducted to determine the possible causes as well as risk factors that eventually lead to cases of juvenile delinquency. A risk factor can be defined […]

Fear of Youth

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The fear of youth is called ephebiphobia. Initially referred to as the “fear and loathing of teenagers,” today this social condition is regarded as the “inaccurate, overstated and sensational depiction of young people” in various settings across the globe. There are individuals in society who are hesitant and refuse to go near young people, to the point where they […]

Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

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Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development is one of the best-known theories of personality in psychology. Erik Erikson came up with eight stages explaining the process through which individuals should go through from infancy to late adulthood. In each stage the individual faces, and hopefully gains mastery over certain skills. Each stage then builds on the successful completion of the previous […]

Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

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Lawrence Kohlberg’s stages of moral development embodies an adaptation of Jean Piaget’s psychological theory. However, Kohlbergrealized that Piaget’s stage theory was rather simplistic and found out that individuals combine their way of thinking, specifically in moral development. He developed this theory while he was a psychology postgraduate student at the University of Chicago. The theory posits that moral reasoning, which forms […]

Developmental Psychology

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Developmental psychology, also known as human development, is concerned with various components of human psychology and how they change over time. These aspects of development complement several other areas of psychology, including studies of personality,cognition and social abilities.  It is a scientific study of methodical psychological changes that take place over the course of an individual’s life […]

Teen Guilty in the Murder of Own Father

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Just recently, CNN reported a heart-breaking news about a Berkeley teen who was convicted in the murder of his father. The victim was raising three kids on his own when one of them, for reasons unknown, murdered him with a gunshot to the head.  The judge handling the case found the 16-year-old teen guilty of […]