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- A period of rapid physical maturation involving hormonal and bodily changes that occur primarily during early adolescence
A girl's first menstruation, comes rather late in the pubertal cycle
Powerful chemical substances secreted by the endocrine glands and carried through the body by the bloodstream
A structure in the brain that monitors eating and sex
Important endocrine gland that controls growth and regulates other glands
The testes in males
A hormone associated in boys with the development of genitals, an increase in height, and change in voice
Associated with breast, uterine, and skeletal development in girls
The place in the brain where fibers connect the brain's left and right hemispheres, thickens in adolescence, and this improves adolescents ability to process information
The seat of emotions such as anger, matures earlier than the prefrontal cortex
Sexual Transmitted Infections
What percentage of 15-year old boys met the federal requirement for exercise recommendation
3 leading Causes of death in adolescence
- 1. Accidents
- 2. Homicide
- 3. Suicide
An eatind disorder that involves the renlentless pursuit of thinness through starvation
3 characteristics of people suffering from anorexia
- 1. Weighing less than 85% of the normal weight for your age range
- 2. A distorted image of their body
- 3. An intense fear of gaining weight that does not decrease with weight loss
An eating disorder in which the individual consistenly follows a bing-and-purge pattern
What is the percentage of daughters of teenage mothers to become teenage mothers
Piaget proposed around age 7, children enter this stage of cognitive development
Concrete operational stage
Piaget's fourth and final stage of cognitive development occuring around age 11
Formal operational stage
Creating a hypothesis and deducing implications, which orovide ways to test hypothesis
Hypothetical deductive reasoning
A heightened self-consciousness of adolescents
An adolescent's belief that others are interested in them as they are, as well as atrention getting behavior-attempts to be noticed, visible and "on stage".
The part of adolescent egocentricism involving a sense of uniqueness and invincibilty or invulnerability. The adolescent would usually make up stories to enhance themselves
A higher order of cognitive activities such as reasoning, making decisions, monitoring critical thinking, and monitoring one's cognitive procesd
What advantage does a late maturing male have over an warly maturing male
The late maturing boys had a stronger sense of identity when they were on thier 30's.
What are some disadvantages for an early maturing girl?
- They are more likely to:
- 1. Smoke
- 2. Marry earlier
- 3. Engage in sex
- 4. Drink alcohol
- 5. Less likely to graduate high school
- 6. Eating disorder
What percentage of motor vehicle fatalaties involving adolescents does the driver have a blood level alcohol of 0.10
What percentage of U.S. youth have engahed in sex by age 20?
What factors contribute to the cycle of teenage pregnancy?
- 1. Low patental monitoring
- 2. Poverty
What are 5 factors of early sexual activity
- 1. Drug use
- 2. Deliquency
- 3. School related proems
- 4. Alcohol use
- 5. Poor parent-child communication
A form of education that promotes social responsibility and service to the community