PSY 3369 Self Concept & Adolescence Notes

O primary sex characteristics the body structures

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Unformatted text preview: third factor. For example: competent parents and their competent children share genes that predispose social competence. Adolescence • Adolescence: the transition period from childhood to adulthood, extending from puberty to independence • Physical Development: o Puberty: the period of sexual maturation, during which a person becomes capable of reproducing o Girls (11) and boys (14) normally start puberty. o Primary sex characteristics: the body structures (ovaries, testes, and external genitalia) that make sexual reproduction possible o Secondary sex characteristics: non reproductive sexual characteristics, such as female breasts and hips, male voice quality and body hair. o Puberty starts with boobs for...
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