Life Development: Adolescence

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  • Life Development: Adolescence
    • Physical
      • Female
        • Gains weight
        • Grows body hair
        • Periods starts
        • Breasts develop
        • Shape develops
        • Skin and hair change
        • Become taller
      • Male
        • Gains weight
        • Grows body hair
        • Penis and testicles develop
        • Voice 'breaks'
        • Shoulders broaden
        • Skin and hair change
    • Intellectual
      • Rapid changes in mind and body
      • Problem solving skills develop
      • Ability to concentrate increases
      • Language skills develop
    • Emotional
      • Body image becomes more important
      • Hormone changes due to puberty: Affects emotions. Mood swings
      • Looking for personal identity
      • Insecurity is important
      • Self consciousness develops
    • Social
      • Need to develop independence from parents
      • Tend to do things with groups
      • Begin to look for a partner
        • Might experiment with sexual relationships

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