Adam and Eve - The Story of Two Adolescents

Author(s): Annette Streeck-Fischer

Journal Name: Adolescent Psychiatry

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2012

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In this introductory address to the the Congress of the Interntional Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP) in Berlin September 14-18, 2011, incoming ISAPP President Annette Streeck-Fischer interprets the Adam and Eve story of Genesis in the Bible as a myth depicting adolescent development. Elements of sexual maturation, risk-taking, and separation from parents, are present in the story. We are reminded of the many challenges todays adolescents face.

Keywords: Adolescents, myths, Adam and Eve, Bible, development, sexuality

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Year: 2012
Page: [10 - 12]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/2210676611202010010

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