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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.