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Physiological and Psychological Characteristics of Adolescence


by Aubrey Douglass 1916

Whenever reasons are presented for the reorganization of the two upper grammer grades, we are pretty certain to find a statement to the effect that the boy or girl reaches the stare of adolescence at about the age of twelve, that certain physical and mental changes then occur, and that these changes should be recognized by a change in method of instruction. A careful examination of a large amount of literature dealing with arguments for the junior high school leads to the conclusion that in many places school officials are inclined to accept these arguments without careful consideration, and that this is especially true of the argument based on the physiology and psychology of the adolescent.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 15, No. 3.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 17 Number 8, 1916, p. 28-50
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21030, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 12:02:26 PM

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