Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' Catcher 's The Rye '

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Developmental psychology Why everyone thinks and behaves differently at different ages? Developmental psychology can answer this question. Developmental psychology is a study of why and how human behave and their thought at different stages, it explained how children and adult change over time. People start to act and think differently when they are in the different age that is because of their experience. Any challenge, problem and opportunity can change a person. This paper focuses on teenagers, such as Holden Caulfield and the challenges he is facing, how he got over his problems. The psychological concepts that apply to Holden are punishment, formal operational stage, and identity vs. role confusion.
Holden Caulfield is the main character of the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the book sets the time in the 1950s. Holden is a sixteen-year-old teen that thinks differently from his peers. While his peers are attending school and getting into small mishaps here and there, Holden’s bad behavior is on a whole other level. He smokes, often uses profanity, and is in a discrepancy academic standing. He had been kicked out of four schools because of all the lies he tells. He is afraid of growing up because he hates the adult world. Because he thinks everyone is a liar it causes his to behave in this manner, with no sense of trust in anybody. During the time he is kicked out of school, he feels really lost. He feels depressed and disappointment. He constantly thinks of…

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