Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Lerner, R. M., Boyd, M. J. and Du, D. 2010. Adolescent Development. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Adolescence may be defined as the period in life when most of a person's biological, cognitive, psychological, and social characteristics are changing in an interrelated manner from what is considered childlike to what is considered adultlike. When most of one's characteristics are in this state of change, one is an adolescent.