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adolescence

noun adulescentia, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage, puberty, pubescence, puerility, youth
See also: nonage

ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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1994) showed that his problem behaviors were maintained by escape from demands.
Children with disabilities with lower family income were more likely to have externalizing problem behaviors and poor receptive language ability than children with disabilities with higher family income.
Taylor, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, looked at such autism symptoms as restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, communication impairments and difficulties with social interactions and found the degree of independence in vocational activities was uniquely related to subsequent changes in autism symptoms, other problem behaviors and activities of daily living.
In contrast, other researchers have found that music may increase individuals' problem behaviors.
Carr and Durand (1985) demonstrated the power of such an approach with children (N = 4) diagnosed with autism by developing a functional assessment tool to identify environmental conditions in which problem behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, and tantrums occurred.
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Adolescent problem behaviors such as delinquency, substance use, and risky sexual behavior continue to be serious social problems that are associated with significant costs to individual youths and to society as a whole.
The guide identifies psychological, biological, cultural, and economic factors that contribute to female problem behavior, then describes causal models for problem behaviors and reviews widely used treatment protocols.
The relationship of comorbid problem behaviors to social skills in persons with profound mental retardation.
We believe an approach that focuses on mental conditioning would teach the coach and athletes to address problem behaviors and attitudes along these basic lines: