Develop. Psych Chapter 11 Terms

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Created Feb 18, 2010
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Adolescence
 

the developmental stage that lies between childhood...

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Puberty
 
the period during which sexual organs mature
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Androgens
 
male hormones
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Estrogens
 
female hormones
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Leptin
 
a hormone that appears to play a rule in the start of puberty
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Menarche
 
onset of menstruation
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Secular Trend
 
a pattern of change occurring over several generations
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Primary Sex Characteristics
 
characteristics associated with the development of the organs and structures of the body that...
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Secondary Sex Characteristics
 
the visible signs of sexual maturity that do not directly involve the sex organs
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Spermarche
 
a boy’s first ejaculation
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Anorexia Nervosa
 
 a severe eating disorder in which individuals refuse to eat, which denying that their...
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Bulimia
 

an eating disorder characterized by binges...

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Myelination
 

the process in which nerve cells are insulated...

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Prefrontal Cortex
 
part of the brain that allows people to think, evaluate, and make complex judgments in a uniquely...
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Formal Operational Stage
 
Piaget’s stage at which people develop the ability to think abstractly
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Propositional Thought
 
is the reasoning that uses abstract logic in the absences of concrete examples
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Information Processing Perspective
 

the model that seeks to identify the way that...

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Megacognition
 

the knowledge that people have about their...

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Adolescent Egocentrism
 

a state of self-absorption in which the world...

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Imaginary Audience
 
an adolescent’s belief that his or her own behavior is a primary focus of others’ attention...
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Personal Fables
 
the view held by some adolescents that what happens to them is unique, exceptional, and shared...
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Digital Divide
 

the correlation between people with less access...

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Addictive Drugs
 
Drugs that produce a biological or psychological dependence in users, leading to increasingly...
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Binge Drinking
 

for males – drinking 5 or more drinks in one setting

 

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False Consensus Effect
 
assumption that everyone else is drinking heavily
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Alcoholics
 

persons with alcohol problems who have learned...

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AIDS
 

acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

 

a disease that originates...

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STI
 

acronym for Sexually Transmitted Infection

 

an infection that is spread...

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HPV
 

acronym for Human Papilloma Virus

 

infection that can produce genital...

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Trichomoniasis
 

infection in the vagina or penis caused by...

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Chlamydia
 
a bacterial infection causing burning urination and discharge
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Genital Herpes
 
a reoccurring virus like cold sores of the month by the genitalia area and can break open and...
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Gonorrhea & Syphilis
 
are STIs that used to be deadly but now can be easily treated by antibiotics

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