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Psychosocial impact of biological changes 4 – January 29/February 1, 2010
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Today Secular trend What is the psychosocial impact of puberty? Sleep changes Mood changes Early vs. Late maturation Eating disorders Physical health in adolescence
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Last time Triggers of pubertal onset Individual differences in timing and tempo of puberty Health Nutrition
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Group Differences in Pubertal Maturation Secular trend (group trend within same region) Leveling off in industrialized nations Better sanitation, control of infectious diseases U.S. average age of menarche has not changed in 30 years
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The biological changes of puberty can The biological changes of puberty can affect the adolescent’s behavior in at least affect the adolescent’s behavior in at least three ways three ways
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Hormonal change: Melatonin Melatonin secretion shifts Sleep needs stay same Problem: Rise time Consequences: School performance Driving accidents
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Moodiness in puberty More fluctuations throughout the day than adults Not solely due to hormones
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The Immediate Impact of Puberty
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSYCH 333 taught by Professor Coffield during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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S10+Lecture+4+-+333+-+psychosocial+impact - Psychosocial...

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