Identity And Social Image

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to look like (social image). ‘In early adolescence young people become much more conscious of their body image, size and appearance and, frequently experience dissatisfaction with it’ (Cowie, 2012, p.21).Searching for an identity is a typical behaviour for a young child as it involves the social influences around them, Ellison (2003) illustrated that Identity is a concept that we associate our thoughts of ourselves in our social environment, social interactions with others help to create our identity. Additionally to this, Coleman (2011:13) indicated that the media has a huge influence on young people, in regards to their physical appearance they rely on their identity and self-esteem. Being social accepted is certainly a part of humanity, …show more content…
The contrast between boys and girls are, as they reach the stage of puberty, females are more likely to mature earlier than the male (Eisenberg et al, 2006, cited in Carlo, 2012:670). In regards to the Social Learning Theory Bandura (1977) stated that humans not only process information but they also use cognitive methods that’s enables them to recognize and interpret behaviour. On the contrary, Skinner reported that the environment has an effect on how others developed a social understanding appearance. Scientists are oblivious to why young people (especially girls) are beginning to start puberty at an early age, but yet believe that it could be a result to ‘unhealthy lifestyles or exposure to chemicals in food’ (Alleyne …show more content…
Adolescence are blamed for having permissive attitude, or for indulging in casual sex without considering the consequences’ (Coleman, 2011:138). Aspy et al (2007, cited in Coleman, 2011:139) reported that when a parent takes time out to speak to their child regarding sex, it is less likely that they would want to participate in any sexual activities for a while and if so they will use protection. Also, in Improving sexual health for young people (Helmer et al., 2015), report consists of 171 young people starting at the age of 16 the result on young people in relationships and how they would define it, as responded by one of the participant she explained that most people who are in a relationship at the age of 14-16 is in fact a ‘one night stand’ and another responded that young people of school age is based on sex and not love. It is also explained by adolescence that they requested more information about birth control, pregnancy and condoms within their environment. Later on in the journal it also started that majority of young people enter adulthood with little knowledge on sexuality.
Furthermore, during the late adolescence stage teenagers are more complex and has been identified as young adults, they become very responsible and involved with their future. Spanger (1970) has developed a “philosophy of culture” theory, it vigorously described the third stage

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