New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Developmental Psychology Week 8 Notes

by: Bailey Anderson

Developmental Psychology Week 8 Notes PSY 266

Marketplace > Indiana State University > Psychology > PSY 266 > Developmental Psychology Week 8 Notes
Bailey Anderson

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

These notes cover everything in week 8 including Monday before exam 2 and Friday after exam 2.
Development Psy
Dr. Caitlin C. Brez
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in Development Psy

Popular in Psychology

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Bailey Anderson on Friday October 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 266 at Indiana State University taught by Dr. Caitlin C. Brez in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Development Psy in Psychology at Indiana State University.


Reviews for Developmental Psychology Week 8 Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 10/14/16
Developmental Psychology Week 8 Notes Middle Childhood  Developmental Disorders  Autism  Symptoms:  Sensitive (sensory issues)  Repetitive behaviors  Cognitive impairment  Social impairment  Example:  Savant: have some incredible talent  Most individuals with autism aren’t savants, but most savants are  autistic­ savant abilities are not a key feature of autism.  Living with autism  Temple Grandin­ wrote many books, had “squeeze machine” to calm  her down­ took this to college with her, became professor specializing in animal handling.   Causes  Don’t really have one  William’s Syndrome th  Genetic mutation on the 7  chromosome  Symptoms:  Strong language and or music abilities  Low IQ, decreased spatial and math skills  Extremely social  Facial features (squinted eyes, large mouth) Exam 2 End ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Exam 3 Start Puberty ­ Continuous: always changing ­ Discontinuous: staircase­ change a lot and then not so much ­ Puberty vs adolescence: specific vs. time period ­ Gradual change: 6 or 7 year time span  Onset of puberty o Females:  First menstruation= menarche ~12 years  First ovulation  Ability to get pregnant o Males:  First ejaculation= semenarche (or spermarche) ~13 years  Appearance of sperm in ejaculate o Girls start growth spurt sooner o Not just height and weight:  Muscles  Eyes: eye overgrows and changes lenses (near sided)  Brain: growth in frontal lobe (decision making) o Developmental changes­ chart on blackboard o Primary sex characteristics: ovaries and testes (sex organs) o Secondary sex characteristics: sex organs give hormones that make these happen  (hair, breast growth ect.)  How does puberty start? o Adrenal glands : adrenal androgens o Hypothalamus/Pituitary   Stimulates the pituitary which releases sex hormones  Sex hormones stimulate gonads  Gonads release estrogen and testosterone o Leptin­ tell body you are full­ when you have enough leptin it stimulates puberty  Timing of puberty o 3 yo with developed breasts or a deep voice?­ could happen but very rare o Cultural differences:  Norway­ over 13 yo  Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)­15.1 yo  New Guinea (Bundi)­ 18yo  Tanner stages o Lots of variability in the timing and tempo of puberty o Stages: 3 scales  Female: breast development. 4 years to get through puberty (stages 2­5)  some take 1 year, some take 9 years  Male: penis development. 3 years to get from stage 2­5. Some take 1.8  years, some take 4.7 years.  Both (pubic hair growth)  Early puberty o Precocious puberty­ extremely early (8 yo girls, 9 yo boys) o McCune Alright­ very rare disease­ starts puberty at 18 or so months o What about early puberty?  Boys  Research is mixed: no difficulties, early or late disadvantageous,  early advantageous  Girls  Early­maturing girls are at risk for: depression anxiety, eating  disorders, pregnancy, obesity, HPV, academic difficulties,  delinquency, poor self­esteem, suicide attempts.   Why so many problems?­ physical development doesn’t match their emotional or social development. Looking different 


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Kyle Maynard Purdue

"When you're taking detailed notes and trying to help everyone else out in the class, it really helps you learn and understand the I made $280 on my first study guide!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.