Ch. 4 Physical Growth and Health related behaviors in adolescents class notes

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Ch. 4 Physical Growth and Health related behaviors in adolescents class notes
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2015-03-10 12:44:33
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Physical Growth Health behaviors adolescents class notes
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Adolescent Psychology
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how the physical growth and health changes over time in adolescents
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  1. When is the ovulatory phase?
    14 days before next period
  2. What are growth trends dependent on?
    • society and culture
    • access to good medical care and food can impair growth (access to food can effect sexual maturation)
  3. How are Boys and Girls affected by early maturation?
    • boys: athletic/social advantages
    • girls: negative experience
  4. How are Boys and Girls affected by late maturation?
    • boys: socially induced inferiority
    • girls: social disadvantage but do not experience criticism from parents/adults
  5. How do health decisions affect adolescents?
    • knowledge of health consequences
    • ability to judge risks
    • parents behavior (act by example)
    • available resources
    • peer pressure (not making good decisions)
    • societal values
  6. What are some examples of secondary sex characteristics?
    • presence of body hair (pubic for men and women, chest and facial for men only)
    • enlarged voice box
    • increased muscle mass
    • formation of breasts on women
    • growth spurt
    • enlargement of penis (for men) or vagina (for women)

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