Old Greece

In sight of the impact of the social forces on the psychological structure, it can be considered as a psicossocial phase, being an essential step in the psychological matureness. But, the adolescence is a confusion state, that confuses the others and the proper adolescent. Kalina and Laufer (apud BLACKSMITH, YOU WOULD MAKE, TO HISS, 2010) understand the adolescence as as the great jump for the life: the jump in direction itself exactly, as to be individual. These authors distinguish puberty from adolescence. Puberty mentions the physiological phenomena to it, that understand the corporal and hormonais changes, while adolescence exactly says respect to the psicossociais components of this process. For Magalhes (2009) the adolescence concept is not only mentioned to the physical transformations, but also to the process of inherent psychological and social adaptation they. The form to consider and to interpret the adolescence, in the vision of this author, in accordance with varies the time and the culture.

It is in the psychology that if has found great contributions regarding the process of the adolescence, fortifying the conception of this phenomenon as being the result of the interactions of the biological, psychological and sociocultural aspects in the definition of the characteristics of the adolescence. In the vision of Blos (2000 apud SATELES, 2009), the adolescence concept is constituted by elements of three orders: time, the nature and the culture; enclosing basically three dimensions: historical, biological variability, changes of physical and psychic nature of the human being and cultural, with its meanings, functions and values attributed to this stage of the life. In accordance with Cromack and Cupti (2009), the adolescence notion has its roots in Old Greece. According to authors, Aristotle considered the adolescents: ' ' gotten passionate, irascible, capable to be arrebatados for its impulses despite high aspirations have if the young commits a lack, is always in the side of the excess and I exaggerate of it, a time that they take all the things longes demais' '.