Adolescent Marginalization

1. Read the article explaining Kurt Lewins sociological conceptualization of the adolescent as a marginal man.
2. Then, briefly summarize what you read in the handout, be sure to capture the main ideas in your own words.
3. Next, provide an example of an adolescent whose behavior appears to overlap between childhood and adulthood, as in the article. In other words, the adolescent chose at one moment to behave like an adult and at another moment chose to act like a child. Use an example based on your own observations and experiences (don’t make up an example!). Clearly identify the child-like behavior(s) and the adult-like behavior(s).

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