Human Sexuality Chapter 1

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Adolescence

A transition period in human development between childhood and adulthood.

Puberty

The tine when the body becomes capable of reproduction

Hormone

A chemical that affects or controls a certain system in the body.

Primary Sex Characteristics

The development of the reproductive (sexual) organs.

Secondary Sex Characteristics

Nonreproductive physical body changes during puberty.

Sense of Identity

Characteristics that make a person unique.

Self-concept

Mental image a person has of him or herself.

Self-esteem

The way one feels about him or herself.

Individuation

The process of becoming an individual person.

Socialization

Process of learning behaviors and attitudes that are acceptable to family and society.

Gender

Physical aspect of being male or female; also known as a person's sex.

Gender Identity

A person's sense of being male or female

Gender Role

A person's behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs about men and women.

Gender Role Socialization

Process that teaches children about available gender roles.

Gender Role Stereotypes

Preset assumptions about what each gender is like and can do.

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