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Psychology: Ch. 11 "Physical/Cognitive Development in Adolescence"
Terms in this set (62)
What age is adolescents?
What is the most important marker of the beginning of adolescence?
Period of rapid physical maturity involving hormonal and bodily changes?
Most noticable changes of puberty?
Signs of sexual maturation, increase height and weight
Flight, Fight, Fornication
Male sex hormone
Female sex Hormone
Increase in hormones can result in what?
Growth, primary and secondary sex characteristics
Anything that directly deals with reproduction
Primary Sex Characteristics
Any type of characteristic that is not internal
ex. beard growth, breast growth
Secondary Sex characteristics
Developmental stage that lies between childhood and adulthood
Begins growth spurts around 10 years old
begins growth spurts around 12 years old
Influences: Nutrition, Health, Environmental stress occur for who during puberty?
The onset of Menstruation
What plays a part in early menstruation?
genes and stress
At first semen contains?
Starvation to maintain low weight
binge and purge eating
Eating disorders are more common in who?
In boys eating disorders are more common among who?
insulation by a covering of fat cells
unused connections of neurons
increases the transmission of neural messages
Responsible for logic, planning, reasoning, impulse control
how many hours of sleep do adolescents need?
why do adolescents do drugs?
parents did it, pleasure, peer pressure, fun
Belief that more people are drinking larger amounts of alcohol than what is actually happening
False Consensus effect
Which of the following stages immediately follows childhood and precedes adulthood?
Male sex hormones are called __________, while female sex hormones are called _________.
he _____ gland signals the body to increase production of growth hormones that interact with the sex hormones to cause the growth spurt and puberty.
The visible signs of sexual maturity that do not directly involve the sex organs are called
secondary sex characteristics
primary sex characteristics
secondary sex characteristics
arly maturation in girls may result in all of the following EXCEPT
Ridicule from less mature classmates.
Uncomfortable feelings and/or embarrassment at being different than peers.
Intellectual maturity beyond their peers.
More popularity that can enhance their self-concep
intellectual maturity beyond their peers
Which of the following is the term for a severe eating disorder in which individuals refuse to eat, while denying that their behavior and appearance, which may become skeletal, are out of the ordinary?
hen a student notices conspicuous examples of drunkenness around campus, which causes him/her to assume that everybody is drinking heavily, and therefore, begins to engage in binge drinking, it is known as
false consensus effect.
false consensus effect
Which of the following STIs were recorded by ancient historians?
gonorrhea and syphilis
gonorrhea and syphillis
For men, binge drinking is a problem and is defined as
10 or more drinks in one sitting.
5 or more drinks in one sitting.
4 or more drinks in one sitting.
3 or more drinks in one sitting.
5 or more drinks in one sitting
Adolescents who engage in risky behaviors such as not using condoms when engaging in sexual activity and driving recklessly when drunk are exhibiting
an imaginary audience.
formal operation thought disorder.
the personal fable.
the personal fable
2 types of addictions
psychological and biological
drugs that produce a biological dependence in users
Presence in body (addiction) becomes so common that body is unable to function in their absence
(addiction) that depends on drugs to cope with everyday stress of life
Who is the largest population for alcohol abuse?
Binge drink for women is defined as?
4 or more drinks
Binge drinking affects what area of the brain?
AIDS are more common in who?
infection in the vagina or penis caused by a parasite
All diseases are what?
US has a very high rate of what?
Stage 3 of development of piaget
Development of abstract and hypothetical reasoning
recognizing what you know
thinking that you are better than everyone else
Belief that one is center of everyone else's concern and attention
Egocentric belief that one's experiences are unique
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