AP Psychology - Chapter 4

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 | Section Two Adolescence Adolescence  – the transition period from childhood to adulthood, extending from puberty  to independence. Physical Development Puberty  – the period of sexual maturation, during which one first becomes capable of  reproducing. Girls (11) grow as much as 3 inches in a year Boys (13) grow as much as 5 inches in a year Primary Sex Characteristics  – develop dramatically; reproductive organs and external  genitalia. S econdary Sex Characteristics  – non reproductive traits such as breasts, facial hair, deep  voices. Landmarks of Puberty 1. Boys – First ejaculation 2. Girls –  Menarche  – first menstrual period. Heredity and Environment interact Girls find early puberty stressful Boys find early puberty amazing Cognitive Development Developing Reasoning Power Self focused reasoning – thinking no one understands what it feels like to be a teen. Can reason hypothetically. “If this, then that” Developing Morality Lawrence Kohlberg  - describes the development of moral reasoning in 6 stages on 3  levels. A. Preconventional Morality i. Reward/punishment ii. Trade offs B. Conventional Morality i. Gain approval ii. Law, duty, order C. Postconventional Morality
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