WVSU PSYC 151 - 241 Unit 4 Physical Development in Adolescence & Young Adulthood - outline (51 pages)

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241 Unit 4 Physical Development in Adolescence & Young Adulthood - outline

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West Virginia State University
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Psyc 151 - General Psychology

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Physical Development in Adolescence Early Adulthood Work on your Virtual Person Outline Physical changes in adolescence Puberty Brain changes Sleeping Eating Sexuality Substance use and abuse Physical Development in Early Adulthood Health Sexuality Development and Puberty Adolescence the passage from childhood to adulthood Puberty Process that leads to sexual maturity or fertility period of rapid physical maturation involving hormonal and bodily changes not a single sudden event most noticeable changes signs of increases in Physical Changes Sexual maturation height and weight Marked weight and height gains Muscular growth Facial and chest hair growth in males Pubic hair growth Breast growth in females Lower voice for both males and females Menarche Girl s first menstruation 9 5 Weight and Height and the Growth Spurt Gender differences in early adolescence Girls tend to out weigh tend to be as taller Growth spurt A rapid increase in height and weight Typically lasts about 2 years Results in common gawkiness Teens become more concern about appearance Growth Spurt begins 2 years earlier for girls Girls gain approximately 3 inches Boys gain approximately 4 inches Hormones Endocrine system s role in puberty involves interaction Hypothalamus A structure in the brain that monitors eating and sex Pituitary gland An important endocrine gland that controls growth and regulates other glands Gonads The testes in males the ovaries in females Concentrations increase dramtically Increases in certain hormones Testosterone hormone associated in boys with the development Estradiol is a type of estrogen in girls it is associated with breast uterine skeletal development What Triggers Puberty Leptin a protein produced by fat cells may be the most important signal Rising levels of leptin signal hypothalamus to stop inhibiting puberty and to set puberty in motion Thyroid and adrenal cortex secrete hormones which leads to somatic Arenarche maturation of Adrenal glands Secular Trend the



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