The paradox of adolescence is that it can be at once a time of storm and stress and a time of exuberant growth (Arnett, 1999). Discuss.

· Essays need to show a thorough appreciation of the topic, with research evidence used in support of arguments made. All references must be accurately cited and listed.
BPS referencing style is required featuring the following and other relative, modern readings:

Arnett J J (1999) Adolescent storm and stress reconsidered, American Psychologist, 54,
Clarke, A.D.B & Clarke, A. (1984) Constancy and change in the growth of human characteristics. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 25 (2), pg 191-210
Graber, J and Brooks-Gunn, J. (1996). Transitions and turning points: navigating the passage from childhood to adolescence, Developmental Psychology, 32 (4) 768-776
Rutter, M. (1996). Transitions and turning points in developmental psychopathology: as applied to the age span between childhood and mid-adulthood. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 19(3), 603-626