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CHAPTER 11 - 02:58 CHAPTER 11: Physical/Cognitive...

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02:58 CHAPTER 11: Physical/Cognitive Development in Adolescence (12-18) Adolescence: A time between childhood and adulthood Period of tremendous physical and cognitive growth Able to devise new, complex plans A time of risk and opportunity Some risks have long-lasting consequences Physical Growth: The skeletal system o Growth may be 3-6 inches a year o Girls attain most of their height by 16 o Boys continue to grow until 18-20 o Joint development improves coordination This growth may occur for several years Girls have better coordination that would enable them to throw a softball better than boys; however, by age 17 or 18 boys catch up with girls in joint development and gain superiority over them in coordinated movement Psychological effect of puberty is determined by discrepancies between expectations and what actually happens o Those whose development occurs outside of desired or expected range are likely to think
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course EDHD 320 taught by Professor Parkinson during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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