ADOLESCENSE wed 10.8 lec 4

ADOLESCENSE wed 10.8 lec 4 - Wed OCT. 8 Impact of Early...

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Wed OCT. 8 Impact of Early Maturation: GIRLS -embarassed -try to hude breasts -more dissatisfied about their body -people who mature early tend to be shorter and weigh more in the FUTURE -less likely to approximate “ideal” body shape -lower emotional stability aaaaand lower self control! because entering into emotional relationships cause anxiety. Feeling awkward around Dad- unable to get as much support as used to- induces anxiety. Hormonal instability too- causes extra sensitivity. -less self control because of pressure from older kids could use intoxicants, could be sexual. -increased social prestige with boys: positive and negative. Popularity with Boys -early maturing females are more popular with boys -cause of more emotional upset!!! Now theres pressure to date, and think/be sexual --more with opposite sex friendships -- more when in school with older peers -simmons and Blyth (1987) Interviews 6 th graders (11-12yrs old) -found they have a dissatisfaction with their appearance -lack of popularity
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2008 for the course PSYC 134 taught by Professor Sweet during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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ADOLESCENSE wed 10.8 lec 4 - Wed OCT. 8 Impact of Early...

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