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Chapter 8: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence

by: Siân L'Roy

Chapter 8: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence Psych 2314

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This chapter describes common changes that happen during a person's adolescent years. It also talks about some disorders teenagers may have during these years. It also goes into how teenagers devel...
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Date Created: 08/18/16
Chapter VIII: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence Puberty  Physical growth o Puberty o Growth spurt  Sexual growth o Primary o Secondary  Spermarche  Menarche earlier o Good nutrition o Healthy o Socioeconomic (SES) o Genetics o Family conflict o Stress of mother’s relationship BMI Chart (Body Mass Index) Obesity  Unpopular  Low self­esteem  Medical problems  Heredity and basal metabolic rate  Environment  External and internal cues  Parents  Effective programs o Change in eating habits o Exercise more o Discourage inactivity o Monitor eating, exercise, and sedentary behavior Eating Disorders  Anorexia o Refusal to eat o Irrational fear of being overweight  Bulimia o Binge eating Chapter VIII: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence o Purging  Causes  Biological o Hereditary  Psychological o Ideals of thinness  Sociocultural o Family dynamics  Over controlling mother and passive father Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development (Males)  Heinz moral dilemma o Wife dying of cancer o Druggist is charging $2000(10X cost) o Borrowed about half of the money o Doctor refuses to sell the medication cheaper or pay later o Heinz steal the medication Levels of Moral Development (lowest to highest/ external to internal)  Pre­conventional (1 to 3 years of age) o Gets rewards or avoids punishments  Conventional (10 to 11 years of age) o Social approval and disapproval  Post­conventional (Adult) o Social contract­ common set of laws that benefit all Research on theory  Cross­cultural studies o Individual rights and justice vs. caring o Duty and responsibility to others Carol Gilligan: Theory of Moral Development (Females)  Justice concept applies more to men than to women  Women are more caring and connect morals to responsibility


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