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Mallory is entering adolescence and is withdrawing from her parents in favor of spending time and sharing her secrets with friends her own age and even a little older. She and her parents fight more often.

What would a developmental psychology expert tell her parents is the likely cause of their daughter's behavior?


It is influenced by the social clock and thus not to worry.


It is a sign that their parenting style did not match their daughter's temperament.


It is dangerous and almost all teenagers who favor peers over parents partake in risky behaviors.


It is normal and most teenagers do the same thing as they develop their own identities.


It is a part of Erikson's psychosocial stage for teenagers, intimacy vs. isolation.

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