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Physiological changes in adolescence 3 – January 26&27, 2010
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Today Virtual teen What are the physical changes of puberty? Variations in the timing and tempo of puberty
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The Endocrine System: HPG Feedback Loop HPG Axis: Hypothalamus Pituitary gland (master gland) Gonads (testes and ovaries) Gonads release sex hormones into bloodstream Androgens and estrogens
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What Triggers Puberty? Presence of mature sexual partners Nutritional resources Leptin Adrenarche
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Puberty is Affected by Context Timing of physical changes in adolescence varies by Regions of the world Socioeconomic class Ethnic group Historical era Insert picture from DAL
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What Are The 5 Major Physical Changes of Puberty? Adolescent growth spurt Changes in body composition Changes in circulation and respiration Development of primary sex characteristics (gonads) Development of secondary sex characteristics (breasts, pubic hair)
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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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