Introduction: A historical developmental approach to adolescence

  title={Introduction: A historical developmental approach to adolescence},
  author={Willem Koops and Michael Zuckerman},
  journal={The History of the Family},
  pages={345 - 354}
Adolescence is a recent historical discovery or invention. In the Rousseau–Stanley Hall tradition, adolescence has been considered a period of “normative turmoil,” “storm and stress,” and “oscillations and oppositions.” However, empirical research does not offer convincing empirical data supporting these typifications. There is little empirical evidence supporting the popular image of adolescents as sentimental, suicidal Werthers or as hedonistic, antibourgeois bohémiens. Originally… 
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