FCE Chapter 10 LECTURE

FCE Chapter 10 LECTURE - FCE 225 Physical Development...

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FCE 225 Temple Odom, PhD MSU 1 ADOLESCENCE: Physical and Cognitive Development Physical Development Puberty i Signs of Maturation and Puberty i Puberty: the period in the life cycle when sexual and reproductive maturation becomes evident. Hormonal Changes During Puberty i Pituitary gland stimulates other glands to produce estrogen and progesterone in females and testosterone in males. i Biological change and cognitive processes i Improved reasoning, planning and impulse control in the adolescent brain i Adolescents’ sleep cycles change; they need 8- 9 hour of sleep per night i Capacity for formal operational thought Biological Change and Social Relations i More aggression in males (variable). i Due to testosterone i Several cycles per day i More depression in females (variable). i Due to estrogen and cycle i One cycle per month
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FCE 225 Temple Odom, PhD MSU 2 Ethological Theory for Teen Motherhood i Belsky i Some young mothers are responding to a pattern in human evolution that induces individuals who grow up under stressful circumstances to bear children early and often to ensure survival. i So they may have children early to ensure the survival of their genes i They are more likely to experience unhealthy weight gain, breast cancer and anxiety
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course FCE 225 taught by Professor Odom during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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