The Relative Contributions of Biological and Social Factors to the Psychological Changes
I will pay for the following article The Relative Contributions of Biological and Social Factors to the Psychological Changes. The work is to be 8 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. Those who experience the young adulthood stage are individuals who take too long to mature and as such exhibit the behaviors and characteristics of an adolescent.
Normally, the adolescence stage is characterized by certain biological changes in an individual’s life. The biological changes vary between girls and boys. In the case of boys, it is noted that, as the individual matures, he begins to develop a deep voice, pubic hair, enlargement of the penis and broadening of shoulders (Mendle, Turkheimer and Emery 2007, p.151). At the same time, the boys begin producing sperms capable of impregnating a mature girl. Girls, on the other hand, also experience a number of biological changes among them being an enlargement of breasts, growth of pubic hair, broadening of hips and ova production among others. All these changes are normal for both girls and boys even though findings show that these changes sometimes appear scary thereby having huge impacts on an individual’s psychological changes. (Mendle, Turkheimer and Emery 2007, p.151). This is because the changes experienced by girls and boys have direct social effects on individuals, which result in psychological changes. This paper will examine the relative contribution of biological and social factors to the psychological changes that occur during adolescence.
As a developmental stage, puberty is synonymous with its biological, social, and psychological transformation. In this regard, as physical appearance matures, it is expected that people must navigate changing norms and expectations. Mendle, Turkheimer, and Emery (2007, p.151) argue that such experiences usually trigger a confrontation, which is sometimes accompanied by .reorganization of self-identity and perception. In this regard, it is reported that the aberrance in maturational timing tends to enhance the risk for behavioral and emotional problems during adolescence, as well as early adulthood. .For instance, a study conducted by Fechner (2003, p.18) found out that girls who mature earlier than their peers of the same age group tend to find pubertal developments very challenging thereby exposing them to detrimental sequelae. .