adolescencethruoldage

adolescencethruoldage - Adolescence Adolescence the...

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Unformatted text preview: Adolescence Adolescence the transition period from childhood to adulthood extending from puberty to independence Puberty the period of sexual maturation when a person becomes capable of reproduction Adolescence Primary Sex Characteristics body structures that make sexual reproduction possible ovaries--female testes--male external genitalia Secondary Sex Characteristics nonreproductive sexual characteristics female--breast and hips male--voice quality and body hair Menarche (meh-NAR-key) first menstrual period Adolescence In the 1890s the average interval between a womans menarche and marriage was about 7 years; now it is over 12 years 10 20 7.2 Year Interval 10 20 12.5 Year Interval Age Age 1890, Women 1995, Women Adolescence Throughout childhood, boys and girls are similar in height. At puberty, girls surge ahead briefly, but then boys overtake them at about age 14. Height in centimeters 190 170 150 130 110 90 70 50 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 Age in years Boys Girls Families Important family factors in development: 1 2 3 Teen pregnancy Highest risk Poor students with _______ and ________ Having already _________ Biggest reason for dropping out is getting _________ Adult children of teen mothers likely to: 1 2 3 4 Kohlbergs Moral Ladder...
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