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Week 9 PSYC 201 Lifespan Development

by: Samantha Fore

Week 9 PSYC 201 Lifespan Development PSYC 201

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Samantha Fore
Ivy Tech Community College
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These notes cover week 9 (chapter 11) of a lifespan development.
Lifespan Human Development
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Psychology, lifespan development, PSYC 201, Human Development
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Date Created: 01/06/16
Chapter 11 Puberty­ collective term for physical changes which culminate in sexual maturity Precocious puberty­ appearance of physical changes in sexual maturity that show  younger than 8 years old Effects of early puberty­ early developing girls possess more negative body images, more likely to get into trouble, more likely to become sexually active and depressed, and may  abuse substances Sexual behavior­ boys are more sexually active than girls; oral sex becomes very popular  and usually adolescents don’t consider it sex; by the time they have graduated, 60% of  them have done intercourse Transgendered teens­ psychological gender is opposite of biological sex; studies suggest  that transgendered individuals may have been exposed to atypical amounts of androgens  in womb; most don’t exhibit signs until after puberty; higher risk of suicide or depression Substance abuse­ drugs and alcohol; 66% is alcohol; 33% is weed Anorexia­ eating disorder characterized by self­starving; #1 killer in adolescents; low  esteem, sexual abuse, media views, and controlling families may play a part Bulimia nervosa­ eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging Females are more likely to have depression. Suicide­ some triggering, stressful event, altered mental state, or an opportunity to  commit suicide may play a part in suicide Formal operational stage­ fourth of Piaget’s stages; during which adolescents learn to  reason logically about abstract concepts Hypothetic­deductive reasoning­ ability to derive conclusions from hypothetical premises Naïve idealism­ when adolescents use formal operational thinking to mentally construct  an ideal world and compare the real world to it Personal fable­ belief that the events of one’s life are controlled by a mentally constructed autobiography Imaginary audience­ internalized set of behavioral standards usually derived from a  teen’s peer group  High school dropouts­ social class is a depicter; history of academic failure, aggressive  behavior, and poor decisions are depicters; getting pregnant, drug use, and uninterested  are also depicters; unemployment in adulthood is higher


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