Adolescent Psychology

Adolescent psychology is the field of psychology that focuses on the issues that are unique to adolescents. Adolescence is a time of fluctuating and rapidly changing interests and desires, high energy, sexual maturation, physical growth, and limited emotional insight - this creates fertile ground for many emotional problems and challenges that might benefit from professional intervention. Research areas of interest in this field include adolescent development (both physical and cognitive changes), puberty, gender and sexual development, and the emotions of adolescents.

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