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Unformatted text preview: behavior Prosocial behavior o Behavior that is intended to benefit other people Androgens o The main class of male sex hormones Gender roles o Roles that reflect the individuals expectations for how females and males should think, act, and feel Resilience o A persons ability to recover from or adapt to difficult times Puberty o A period of rapid skeletal and sexual maturation that occurs mainly in early adolescence Prefrontal cortex o Involved in higher-order cognitive functioning, such as decision making Amygdala o Involved in processing information about emotion Identity versus identity confusion o Adolescents face the challenge of finding out who they are, what theyre about, and their life direction Emerging adulthood o The transitional period from adolescence to adulthood, spanning approximately 18-25 years of age....
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '08 term at Harper.
- Spring '08