Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Hugo M. Maynard
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (102 p.)
Self-perception in adolescence, Adolescent psychology
As I have worked with teenagers in regular and alternative schools, I have often wondered why some children seem to be more prone to displaying behavioral problems. One popular explanation points to the home environment as the place where appropriate behaviors are learned, and strength, discipline and positive self-image are developed to resist negative pressures of the child's peer culture. Bronfenbrenner (1986) very eloquently describes the importance of an enriched home life for the development of a well-adjusted child. Likewise, the Rochester Schools Project (Connell, Deci, Ryan, and Grolnick, 1989) speaks to the need for teachers and staff to "connect" with students, and thus through their interactions help them work through difficult times and make decisions regarding their choices of actions.
Oelheim, Russell I., "Environmental and age differences in the formation of romantic pairs and self-monitoring in adolescents" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4430.