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Both comprehensiveness and brevity are difficult to achieve in one volume, but this report on today's adolescent strives to do just that and succeeds a great deal of the time. All of its information is relevant, beginning with the biology of adolescence, an examination of cultural factors, adolescence in the American middle class, the transitional steps toward adolescence, its early and late phases, and the reactions of the adult world.
In addition to its psychoanalytic orientation and emphasis, this report illustrates how important cultural and social factors are in the definition of adolescence. Cultural differences and the fact that these
Normal Adolescence: Its Dynamics and Impact.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:644. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-644_1
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