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Study Guide: Adolescence and Early Adulthood
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Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
- Define puberty. What kinds of changes occur during puberty?
- What impacts the timing of puberty?
- Describe the growth spurt.
- Discuss changes in the teenage brain (review your notes over the film.)
- Distinguish between primary and secondary sex characteristics and give examples of each.
- What is spermarche? Menarche?
- How do cultural ideals and timing impact adolescent body image?
- Describe some nutritional concerns during adolescence.
- What is anorexia? Bulimia?
- What is the myth of mutuality? Who is most likely to suffer from sexual abuse?
- Characterize teen drug use.
- What is formal operational intelligence?
- Define and give examples of adolescent egocentrism, the imaginary audience, the personal fable, and the invincibility fable.
- How does Erikson characterize adolescence?
- What is a psychosocial moratorium? What is foreclosure? Identity diffusion?
- Contrast teens as offenders and as victims of crime.
- Discuss teen suicide.
- What do teens want from parents?
- List the developmental tasks of early adulthood.
- Explain how emerging adulthood is a health but risky time.
- Explain Levinson’s theory of adulthood.
- What is postformal thought? What is dialectical thought? What factors promote this?
- Characterize cohabitation and types of cohabitation.
- What is the median age of first marriage?
- Explain social exchange theory of mate selection.
- What is the principle of least interest?
- Explain Sternberg’s dimensions of love.
- List and describe Lee’s love styles.
- Characterize frames of relationships.
- Explain the wheel theory of love.
- What is the “process of disaffection”? What happens in each stage?