HDFS chapter 12

HDFS chapter 12 - pattern Hypothetical-deductive reasoning...

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Chapter 12 Key Terms Puberty: A period of rapid physical and sexual maturation that occurs mainly during early adolescence. Menarche: A girl’s first menstruation. Hormones: Powerful chemical substances secreted by the endocrine glands and carried through the body by the blood stream. Hypothalamus: A structure in the higher portion of the brain that monitors eating, drinking, and sex. Pituitary gland: An important endocrine gland that controls growth and regulates other glands. Gonads: The sex glands-the testes in males and the ovaries in females. Sexually transmitted infections: Infections that are contracted primarily through sexual contact, which is not limited to sexual intercourse. Oral-genital and anal-genital contact also can transmit STIs. Anorexia nervosa: An eating disorder that involves the relentless pursuit of thinness through starvation. Bulimia nervosa: An eating disorder in which the individual consistently follows binge-and-purge
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Unformatted text preview: pattern. Hypothetical-deductive reasoning: Piaget’s formal operational concept that adolescents have the cognitive ability to develop hypotheses, or best guesses, about ways to solve problems, such as algebraic equations. Adolescent egocentrism: The heightened self-consciousness of adolescents. Imaginary audience: Involves adolescents’ belief that others are interested in them as they themselves’ are; attention-getting behavior motivated by a desire to be noticed, visible, and “on stage”. Personal fable: The part of adolescent egocentrism that involves an adolescent’s sense of uniqueness and invincibility. Top-dog phenomenon: The circumstance of moving from the top position in elementary school to the lowest position in middle or junior high school. Service learning: A form of education that promotes social responsibility and service to the community....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course HDFS 190 taught by Professor Weaver during the Fall '08 term at UConn.

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