Essay The Psychological Development Of A Young Adolescent

1024 Words Nov 9th, 2015 5 Pages
According to Lucius Annaeus Seneca, “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood” (Values, n.d.). The feeling of being understood and to understand in a friendship can help adolescents come to grow in their psychological development. During the stages of adolescent life, there are a lot of things that an individual goes through in their time of trying to figure out who they are and what they are going to be doing. While doing this, the most important thing that a young adolescent will need is a good strong friendship that will be helping root them in life. Friendship can help an adolescent teenager learn about their moral development, as well learning about their self. In the movie Holes (Medavoy 2003), Stanley was sent off to a juvenile delinquent camp, where he was an outcast from the other teenagers that were in his living quarters. While Stanley was there he meet a young man named Hector, a.k.a. Zero, and slowly they became close friends during their time at the camp. When Stanley and Zero started hanging out, they were only hanging out because Stanley was teaching Zero how to read and write. He started to develop a personal connection with Zero, the least popular kid in the camp, which led to a friendship. This gave Stanley his first look into what his moral identity was. According to Hart, “adolescents who develop a sense of moral identity tend to be more capable than other adolescents of advanced moral reasoning”…

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