Sociology Chapt. 6

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5 characteristics of adolescence
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~biological growth/development ~an undefined status ~increased decision making ~increased pressures ~the search for self
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The historical factors that led to casual dating
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~industrial revolution ~public/ co ed. education ~invention of automobiles ~the telephone
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Homogany
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the term for the tendency of individuals to marry people who have social characteristics similar to their own
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anticipatory socialization
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the learning of the rights, obligations, and expectations of a role in preparation for assuming that role a later date
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courtship
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the form of social interaction between males and females that existed prior to the emergence of dating
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3rd leading cause of death among young people 15 – 24
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suicide
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The sociologist who has produced the most comprehensive study of suicide
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Emile Durkheim
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The express purpose is to eventually marry
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courtship
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possibly the greatest source of pressure on teens
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peer pressure?
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social integration
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the degree of attachment people have to social groups or to society as a whole
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puberty
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the physical maturing that makes an individual capable of sexual reproduction
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Willard Waller
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the sociologist who studied dating patterns at Penn STate university
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cluster effect
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the social factor that triggers copycat suicides
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adolescence
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the period between the normal onset of puberty and the beginning of adulthood
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the principal cause of the dramatic increase in gang violence
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drug use
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research has found that ________ can result in a reduced likelihood of finishing high school.
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teen pregnancy
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which areas have higher rates of suicide?
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overpopulated
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adolescence ages
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12-19
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the dating-process continuum (3)
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~casual dating ~steady dating ~engagement/ marriage
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what distinguishes adolescence as a distinct state of the life cycle? (3)
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~education ~work ~courts
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highest teenage age birth rate is found in ___-__
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15-19

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