Discuss the impact of pubertal timing on adolescent adjustment, noting sex differences, as well as immediate and long-term consequences.
Early-maturing boys - relaxed, independent, self-confident, physically attractive.
Late-maturing boys - anxious, overly talkative, attention-seeking
Early-maturing girls - unpopular, withdrawn, lacking in self-confidence, anxious, prone to depression
Later-maturing girls - positive body image, lively, sociable, popular