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Myers PSYCHOLOGY Module 15 Adolescence
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Adolescence Adolescence the transition period from childhood to adulthood extending from puberty to independence Puberty the period of sexual maturation when a person becomes capable of reproduction Begins at about age 11 for girls and 13 in boys Follows a surge of hormones which trigger 2 years of rapid physical development.
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Adolescence Throughout childhood, boys and girls are similar in height. At puberty, girls surge ahead briefly, but then boys overtake them at about age 14. Height in centimeters 190 170 150 130 110 90 70 50 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 Age in years Boys Girls
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Adolescence Primary Sex Characteristics body structures that make sexual reproduction possible ovaries- female testes- male external genitalia Secondary Sex Characteristics Non-reproductive sexual characteristics female- breast and hips male- voice quality and body hair Menarche (meh-NAR-key) first menstrual period
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Puberty Girls and boys start feeling the beginnings of attraction for each other (or their own gender) about a year or two before puberty begins. Heavier girls and girls without biological fathers at home are likely to reach puberty at earlier ages. Just as in earlier stages of life, the sequence of events in puberty is more similar across individuals than the timing. Early maturing boys
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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