• 7th and 8th Grade Social/Emotional Development
     
     
     Blocks spelling Middle School
     

    Experience mood swings often with peaks of intensity and unpredictability

    Need to release energy, often resulting in sudden, apparently meaningless outbursts of activity

    Seek to become increasingly independent, searching for adult identity and acceptance

    Are increasingly concerned about peer acceptance

    Tend to be self-conscious, lacking in self-esteem, and highly sensitive to personal criticism

    Exhibit intense concern about physical growth and maturity as profound physical changes occur

    Increasingly behave in ways associated with their sex as sex role identification strengthens

    Are concerned with many major societal issues as personal value systems develop

    Believe that personal problems, feelings, and experiences are unique to themselves

    Are psychologically vulnerable - more likely to encounter so many differences between themselves and others