Adolescence-Part 1

Adolescence-Part 1 - 9/22/2009 ANNOUNCEMENTS Don't forget...

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9/22/2009 1 ANNOUNCEMENTS • Don’t forget to take quiz 2— – Have until Saturday @ 5pm • Study Guide—Posted on Blackboard this afternoon Adolescence: Physical development and health Psychology of Women September 17, 2009 Recap: Tuesday’s Lecture • Gender (sex) preferences emerge in early infancy • Socialization tied to gender preferences • By childhood – Aware of stereotypes – Higher-level differentiation of gendered-behaviors – Preferential play—groups • Socialization tied to gender preferences Today’s Lecture: Adolescence • Physical Development – Puberty • Prominent Health Issues – Body Image – Teen Sexuality – Eating Disorders Markers of Adolescent Development • Less influence of parents; more influence of PEERS! • Risk and Opportunities!!! • Rapid physical growth
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9/22/2009 2 Adolescence: Physical development and health Gender Intensification hypothesis : gender roles/expectations becomes more pronounced for females and males during adolescence. PUBERTY : Period of life in which sexual organs mature, the ability to reproduce emerges. Secondary sex characteristics emerge: Breasts, pubic hair, underarm hair Most girls start to show the first signs at age 9 or 10 Maybe more complex than in years past
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