The Natural Limitations of Youth: The Predispositions That Shape the Adolescent Character

The Natural Limitations of Youth: The Predispositions That Shape the Adolescent Character

by John J. Mitchell

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Overview

In this book Mitchell investigates how the natural limitations of youth shape not only the day-to-day life of teens, but the entire culture. This book analyzes how adolescents are prone toward critical decision-making errors; how they are vulnerable to exploitation in their peer groups, in their friendships, and in their love relationships; how they are inclined to confuse fact with fable; how they are shaped by narcissistic idelogy and ego-enhancing belief systems; how they are inclined toward poor partner selection in their romantic involvements; and, finally, why they need dignified adult mentors if they are to achieve a dignified identity of their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567503739
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/23/1998
Series: Developments in Clinical Psychology Series
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. ADOLESCENT INTELLIGENCE

The Rise of Intelligence During Adolescence

Egocentrism and Egocentric Thought. Fables and Fabled Thinking

The Emotionalization of Thought

The Manipulation of Arguments

Why Adolescents Have Trouble Thinking Clearly

PART II. ADOLESCENT SELFISHNESS

The Dynamics of Self-Absorption

Adolescence and Narcissism

Developmental Selfishness

Narcissistic Selfishness

The Narcissistic Style

PART III. ADOLESCENT COMPANIONSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, AND LOVE

Treaties, Alliances, and the Beginnings of Mature Friendship

The Psycho-Economics of Teen Approval

Primitive and Mature Intimacy During Adolescence

The Inherent Selfishness of Youth and its Role in Adolescent Love

Final Thoughts on the Predispositions that Shape the Adolescent Character

Notes

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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