Module 9 - Module 9: Adolescence Adolescence the transition...

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Module 9: Adolescence I Adolescence the transition period from childhood to adulthood, extending from puberty to independence starts physical beginnings of sexual maturity and ends with social achievement of independent adult status moods II Physical Development A. Puberty the period of sexual maturation, during which a person becomes capable of reproducing 1 Primary sex characteristics the body structures (ovaries, testes, and external genitalia> that make sexual reproduction possible 2 Secondary sex characteristics nonreproductive sexual characteristics, such as female breasts and hips, male voice quality and body hair 3 Menarche the first menstrual period 4 Spermarche the first ejaculation 5 Frontal lobe development appears to lag behind emotional limbic system III Cognitive Development A. Developing Reasoning power 1 Reasoning = self focused 2 No one understands 3 B. Developing Morality 1 Discerning right from wrong Lawrence Kohlberg morality situations 2 Preconventional morality before age 9, most children have a
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Barbagallo during the Fall '07 term at Montclair.

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