the transition period in human development between childhood and adulthood.
the process through which your body becomes capable of reproduction.
a chemical that affects or controls a certain system in the body.
primary sex characteristics
changes involved with reproduction -the development of the reproductive (sexual) organs
2nd sex characteristics
all other physical changes in the body related to puberty.
sense of identity
characteristics and personality traits that make you different from others
the way you see yourself
the way you feel about yourself
the process of becoming your own person
learning from the examples and teachings of others which behaviors and attitudes are acceptable to family, friends, and society
the physical aspect of being male or female
includes how you feel about being a man or being a woman
the way you express your gender identity
gender role socialization
the process of learning which gender roles are available to you and to people of the opposite gender
gender role stereotypes
assumptions that all men are the same and all women are the same