The Psychology of Early Adolescence – Part 4


Two Pakistani and two English adolescents talk about themselves.

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Producer: Professor Malcolm Brown, Queen’s University Belfast
Year Produced: 1990
Running time: 53 minutes
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Two Pakistani and two English adolescents talk about themselves. Areas explored include attitudes to parents, the sadness of divorce, the strong dislike of stepparents, their emerging sense of self, the importance of friends and the significance of losing them, freedom and constraints, wanting the be younger or older, the attractiveness of danger and getting into trouble with the police, pressure to fight, attitudes to relationships with the opposite sex – boys want sex, girls want relationships – living a day at a time or planning for the future. Part of a series of programmes by Malcolm Brown, who made the Talking About..’ series. For teaching and learning purposes, the human life span is divided into 12 linked stages, from the pre-school child to the very old.

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