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Adolescence as a social construction: a research on the concept on books applied to parents and educators

The adolescence has been a society interest theme and consequently Psychology is giving it a very important space not only in the field of Development Psychology but on fields of Education and Social Psychology as well. Books, magazines and publications have being produced in order to give parents and educators a more technical knowledge on the adolescence theme. The interest of our research is related to the exact conception of adolescence that those publications present and considers its critical analysis indicating the consequences of naturalizing conceptions as much as in the educative practice as in the fragility of public policies in that sector. Based on social-historical perspective in psychology, it was intended to contribute to the spreading and development of an adolescence conception that takes it as a social production indicating possibilities of new practices and allowances to the construction of youth public policies that considers adolescence its social historical nature.

Adolescence; Public Policies; Youth

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