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Quiz 3: Biological Transitions

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Quiz 3: Biological Transitions PSYC 2351

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Ten multiple-choice questions about the biological changes occurring in adolescence.
Psychology of Adolescence
Dr. Miller
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adolescence, puberty, adolescence quiz
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by lambdalambdalambdas on Sunday February 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 2351 at University of Houston taught by Dr. Miller in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Psychology of Adolescence in Psychlogy at University of Houston.


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Date Created: 02/14/16
Which of the following statements about the production of hormones at puberty is false?    a The feedback loop regulating the endocrine system's set point for each hormone becomes  .  increasingly important.    b The body begins to produce several hormones that have not been present in the body up  .  until this time.    c Boys' bodies produce more androgens and girls' bodies produce more estrogens.  .    d There is an increase in the production of certain hormones.  .    Simmons and Blyth found that, in the 10th grade, late­maturing girls were more satisfied than  early­maturing girls with their body image. Why might this be?    a They are able to excel at athletics.  .    b Their bodies have caught up to their minds.  .    c They appreciate the changes in body type.  .    d They are likely to resemble the American ideal of a tall, thin body.  .      Puberty began for Nancy when she was 9 years old. Her mother began puberty at 11 years. For  her grandmother, the onset was at 13 years of age. These changes in the age of onset of  puberty over time are referred to as:    a cross­sectional trend.  .    b longitudinal trend  .    c biological trend  .    d secular trend.  .        The pituitary gland secretes LH, which stimulates the production of testosterone. When the  testosterone level gets too high, the pituitary gland reduces its production of LH. This is an  example of    a the growth hormone.  .    b a negative feedback loop.  .    c adrenarche.  .    d hypothalamic regulation.  .  Suzanne and Greg are the first members of their class to begin the pubertal transition. Based on  what you know about early maturing adolescents, Suzanne and Greg are more likely to:    a be ostracized by their classmates.  .    b get along with their parents.  .    c do better in school.  .    d become involved in deviant  .  activities.  Seth is an 11th­grader and always sleeps through his 7:30 A.M. class. Kaia, a 6th­grader,  generally is alert and awake during her 7:30 A.M. class. According to sleep researcher Mary  Carskadon, the difference in wakefulness between Seth and Kaia is most likely due to    a hormonal changes associated with age.  .    b hormonal changes associated with gender.  .    c Seth having more homework than Kaia.  .    d Kaia having fewer friends than Seth with which to socialize.  .  Why is adolescence considered a critical juncture in one's adoption of health­enhancing  behaviors?    a It is when one's body is most healthy and strong physiologically.  .    b Many health­compromising behaviors of adults began during adolescence.  .    c Adolescents are more open to change than other age groups.  .    d Unlike health­compromising behaviors learned in childhood or early adulthood, those learned in  .  adolescence are much more difficult to get rid of.  The most common eating disorder among adolescents is    a anorexia nervosa.  .    b obesity.  .    c bulimia.  .  According to the text, puberty involves all of the following except    a increases in intellectual functioning.  .    b development of the primary sex characteristics.  .    c changes in the circulatory and respiratory systems.  .    d changes in distribution of fat and muscle in the body.  .  Sean experiences increase in genital size followed by appearance of kinky pubic hair. This  order of pubertal development    a generally occurs over a two­year span.  .    b occurs within a 12­month span, on average.  .    c is unusual for the typical male adolescent.  .    d is typical for a male adolescent.  .   


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