Chapter 13 Outline Part 1

Chapter 13 Outline Part 1 - 13 Development Over the Life...

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13. Development Over the Life Span – Adolescence Adolescence Adolescence refers to the period of development between puberty , the age at which a person becomes capable of sexual reproduction, and adulthood. The Physiology of Adolescence o Until puberty, boys and girls produce roughly the same levels of male hormones and female hormones o In boys, the reproductive glands are the testes, which produce sperm; in girls, the reproductive glands are the ovaries, which release eggs o In girls, signs of sexual maturity are the development of breasts and menarche , the onset of menstruation; in boys the signs are the onset of nocturnal emissions and the growth of the testes, scrotum, and penis o Hormones are also responsible for the emergence of secondary sex characteristics, such as a deepened voice and facial chest hair in boys and pubic hair in both sexes o The onset of puberty depends on both biological and environmental factors o Early-maturing boys generally have a more positive view of their bodies
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  • Fall '07
  • Hoffman
  • Adolescence Adolescence, The Psychology of Adolescence o Studies, reproductive glands, sexual maturi ty, relatively greater size

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