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Axia College Material Appendix F For each of three developmental domains: physical, cognitive, and social/personality, identify two major changes or challenges associated with that developmental stage (adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood). Stage of Development Physical Development Cognitive Development Social/Personality Development Adolescence During adolescence, body weight increase. In females this leads to breast and hip development and in males it leads to an increase in muscle mass. In both sexes a growth spurt occurs and the body also begins to release the hormones estrogen and testosterone leading to the development of reproductive organs. Adolescents begin to develop the ability to think logically and form theories. According to Piaget, the ability to engage in abstract thinking is what separates young children from adolescents. However the ability to think in this manner often leads to egocentrism in adolescents.
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