* Define “adolescence” and “puberty”.
Adolescence: transition between childhood and adulthood, is a product of both biological and social forces
Puberty: a flood of biological events leading to an adult-sized body and sexual maturity
* What are the main sex hormones? What do they contribute to in boys and girls? estrogens & androgens
Both are present in boys and girls but in different amounts
Boys: release large amounts of androgen testosterone which leads to muscle growth, body and facial hair, and other male sex characteristics. Estrogen increases GH secretion adding to growth spurt and in combination with androgens stimulates gain in bone density
Girls: Estrogen released cause breasts, uterus and vagina to mature, the body to take on feminine proportions and fat to accumulate. Also contributes to regulation of menstrual cycle. Androgen in girls influences height spurt and stimulates underarm and pubic hair
* What is the …show more content…
Think of how the various findings reported in the text relate to the video we watch. Be prepared to link textbook information to the video, The Lost Children of Rockdale County.
Production of androgens in young people of both sexes lead to an increase in sex drive
Heavily influenced by young person’s social context. Typically parents provide little to no info on sex, discourage sex play and rarely talk about sex in children’s presence. If kids do not receive info from parents they will find out from books, magazines, friends or tv shows that depict that partners are spontaneous, taking no precautions and having no consequences. Early and frequent teenage sexual activity is linked to personal, family, peer and educational characteristics.
* Describe Piaget’s formal operational stage. What is hypothetico-deductive thinking? Describe the pendulum problem that is often used to test this type of