aa-73 - 2/15/2011 The hallmark of adolescence is change...

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2/15/2011 1 What You Should Know About Adolescent Development and Characteristics The hallmark of adolescence is change The obvious changes are the physical changes we associate with adolescence The hallmark of adolescence is change Yet - physical growth is only a fraction of the changes that adolescents experience Also changing cognitively , emotionally , socially , and behaviorally The Wonderful World of Puberty Kids need help understanding these issues that come with emergence of puberty: acne underarm odor breast development periods wet dreams PMS increased attention to physical appearance interest in romantic love unpredictable changes in moods desire to be liked/accepted by peers increased need for independence pubic hair but great variability in the age of onset and pace at which changes occur
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2/15/2011 2 genetic stressful life events ses nutrition body fat illness Numerous factors affect onset and progression of puberty The growth spurt usually begins at about ages __________ in girls and __________ in boys and is complete around age ____________ in girls and __________ in boys 10-12 12-14 17-19 20 During a one-year growth spurt, boys and girls can gain an average of 4.1 inches and 3.5 inches in height respectively. Many adults believe that the magic age to talk
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course HLTH 300 taught by Professor Randypage during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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