preadolescence


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preadolescence

(prē′ăd-l-ĕs′əns)
n.
The period of childhood just before the onset of puberty, often designated as between the ages of 10 and 12 in girls and 11 and 13 in boys.

pre′ad·o·les′cent adj. & n.
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In fact, a characteristic of a peer group emerging in preadolescence is that members often differ in their social status in a group (Adler and Adler 1998; Harris 1995).
1989) Age and sex effects in multiple dimensions of self-concept: Preadolescence to early adulthood.
children ages six to ten, preadolescence eleven to thirteen, and adolescence fourteen to eighteen)?
It is not surprising, therefore, that COAs begin drinking earlier than their non-COA peers, with a small subset beginning even in preadolescence (see figure 3).
Self-development in preadolescence may be of particular importance, given that early adolescence (ages 10-13) presents a critical juncture in sociocognitive and emotional development (Finders, 1997).
Now new observations and reanalyses of old moon data, along with progress from theorists, have renewed interest in reconstructing the events of the solar system's preadolescence.
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Watching her daughter bloom into preadolescence, Clarita complained that Leena had inherited all the worst traits: Amado's dark skin and wiry coarse hair and her own short arms and legs.
Preadolescence marks an important period in development, as a child must deal with many social, physical, and psychological changes, including the preparation for adolescence.
While AN can begin at any age, it is most frequently seen during preadolescence (Stuart, Gilkison, et al.
At the preadolescence stage, a reduction in anxiety and an increase in self-esteem were found for female incest victims (De Luca, Hazen, & Cutler, 1993).