Psych 250 Lecture 14/15

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Psych 250 Lecture 14/15
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Questions from Psych 250 Lecture 14/15 for Exam 3
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  1. What is the term for the period of lifespan in which an individual becomes capable of sexual reproduction?
    puberty
  2. What is the term for a sudden and rapid period of physical growth during puberty?
    adolescent growth spurt
  3. What is the term for the body parts directly involved in reproduction? (ovaries, testes)
    primary sex characteristics
  4. What is the term for traits not necessary for reproduction? (body odor, acne, breast development, deepening of voice)
    secondary sex characteristics
  5. What is the term for the notion that there are two pathways in the brain?
    dual-process model
  6. What mode of thinking is characterized by being logical, hypothetical, and deductive?
    analytic
  7. What mode of thinking is characterized by being emotional and experiential?
    intuitive
  8. What is the term for an intense preoccupation with the self and the belief that others are just are preoccupied with your appearance and behavior?
    adolescent egocentrism
  9. What is the term for the erroneous belief that one is so special that no one could possibly understand one's thoughts, feelings, or experiences?
    personal fable
  10. What is the term for the belief that one is immune to common dangers and threats?
    invincibility fable
  11. What is the term for the erroneous belief that one is the focus of everyone else's attention and concern?
    imaginary audience
  12. What is the term for the area of the brain that processes emotional stimuli and matures at puberty?
    limbic system
  13. What is the term for the source of decision-making and impulse control in the brain and does not mature until age 25?
    prefrontal cortex

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