Brain Development

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Psychological Changes of Puberty Brain Development Adolescent Development Prof. Campa, Spring 09
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From Friday you should know… Theories to explain general responses to puberty The variations in pubertal timing Adolescents responses to variations in pubertal timing Today, we will finish up talking about The factors associated with pubertal timing
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Recall, pubertal timing effects on adolescents Boys: Early maturing: positive, during adolescence Later maturing: negative during adolescence, positive post-adolescence Girls: Early maturing: negative, effects pervasive and persistent Later maturing: negative during adolescence
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Possible Explanations for the Effects of Maturational Timing Deviance Hypothesis Being different from peers creates reactive, proactive and evocative differences Developmental readiness Early maturers less ready Cultural desirability of body types Early maturing boys – positive effects Later maturing girls – positive effects
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