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September 8, 1956

Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen

JAMA. 1956;162(2):149. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970190065028

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Abstract

This is the third volume in a series on the personality development of children. The other two are "Infant and Child in the Culture of Today" (1943) and "The Child from Five to Ten" ( 1946). This study is an analysis of 115 children who were seen repeatedly throughout adolescence and 50 children who were seen at only one age. Thus, from 60 to 88 children were observed at each age. Altogether there were 550 contacts with these children over a period of 12 years. No attempt has been made to determine a norm or average but only to establish the sequence of events observable during the development of a personality. The book is divided into three major portions. The first is largely introductory and explanatory; the second gives a complete picture of adolescent thinking and behavior during the years designated; and the third reveals the trends of maturity by describing

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