Adolescent psychosocial, social, and cognitive development

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The goal of adolescence is to gain independence and establish a secure identity. • Adolescents' cognitive development can result in abstract thinking that can predispose them to risk-taking behavior and a sense of invincibility. • Clinicians can use the primary care visit to promote independence and prepare parents for the features experienced during adolescent development. • Parental or supervisory monitoring is critical in ensuring that teens remain safe while gradually becoming more independent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-359
Number of pages6
JournalPediatrics in review
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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