Early Adolescence: Behavior Problems, Stressors, and the Role of Family Factors

  • Rex Forehand


For many young people, adolescence can be a time of emotional extremes, conflicting feelings, uncertainties, and fears (e.g., Csikszentmihalyi & Larson, 1984). For every high, there is an equal low. For every right move, there is a wrong move. For every moment of feeling proud, there is an equal moment of embarrassment. A common theme of early social scientists was to emphasize the instability and rapid emotional, social, and physical change that occur at this age. In fact, some writers chose to label adolescence as a time of “storm and stress” (see Bandura, 1964, for a review and rebuttal).


Anorexia Nervosa Parenting Behavior Bulimia Nervosa Maternal Depression Maternal Depressive Symptom 
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