Adolescence Stage of Development: Definition & Explanation


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Between which ages does adolescence typically begin?

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1. Of which type of developmental stage within adolescence is puberty a critical component?

2. According to Jean Piaget, the ability to engage in ____ is an important part of cognitive development within adolescence.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Adolescence is one of the main stages in human development that usually occurs from around 10 years old until about 20 years old. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the developmental stages of adolescence and how they effect the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional aspects of humans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • When adolescence occurs
  • The development stages of adolescence, such as puberty
  • Physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on adolescence
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the development stages and milestones of adolescence and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding adolescence and the impact it has on human development

Additional Learning

To learn more about how humans develop and grow in their formative years, review the corresponding lesson on development in adolescence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines adolescence
  • Examines physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development
  • Discusses the work of psychologists Jean Piaget and Erik Erickson