Developing Through the Life Span2 pysc 2000

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/3/11 Developing Through the Life Span: Part Two PSYC 2000
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10/3/11 Adolescence Module 14
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10/3/11 Adolescence l Many psychologists once believed that childhood sets our traits. l Today psychologists believe that development is a lifelong process
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10/3/11 Physical Development l Adolescence  begins with  puberty   (sexual maturation).  Puberty occurs earlier in  females (11 years) than males    (13 years). Thus height in females  increases before males.
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10/3/11 Brain Development l Until puberty neurons increase their connections; however, at adolescence selective pruning of the neurons begin. Unused neuronal connections are lost to make other pathways more efficient.
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10/3/11 Brain Development, cont. l Hormonal surges and limbic system may explain teens’ occasional impulsiveness. l Frontal cortex lags behind limbic system development.
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10/3/11 Cognitive Development l Reasoning l Morality
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10/3/11 Cognitive Development Adolescents’ ability to reason gives them a new level of social awareness. In particular they can think about: 1. Their own thinking. 2. What others are thinking. 3. What others are thinking about them. 4. How ideals can be reached. Criticize society, parents and even themselves.
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10/3/11 Developing Reasoning l Formal operational (Piaget’s stage) l Debate issues Human nature Good vs. Evil Truth and Justice Deeper conception of God and existence l Reasoning hypothetically l Deduce
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10/3/11 Developing Morality l Being able to discern right from wrong l Being able to control impulses. l Being moral means thinking morally and acting accordingly
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10/3/11 In Europe, a woman was near death from a special kind of cancer. There was one drug that the doctors thought might save her. It was a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently discovered. the drug was expensive to make, but the druggist was charging ten times what the drug cost him to make. He paid $400 for the radium and charged $4,000 for a small dose of the drug. The sick woman's husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course PYSC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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