Age: 13-19 years

Times of change

In adolescence, humans undergo important physical as well as psychological developmental processes. Adolescents reach sexual maturity in the early part of puberty and it goes beyond this section in the course of a significant brain development to a fundamental reorganization of the brain. In psychological development, among other things, emotional independence from the parents is to be developed and an acceptance of one’s own appearance achieved (phenotype, appearance, autonomy).

The adolescent is ready for more adult-like activities that need greater structure and discipline, like dancing, gymnastics, music classes etc. There is more interest in learning about different cultures, food, customs and in social engagement.  Research- and probe-based strategies are getting more and more attractive to the adolescent.