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life span dev psych Ch 6

The physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and psychological dimensions of a person’s growth. adolescence
A characteristic that sometimes results young people focusing on themselves to the exclusion of others. This allows them to believe that their feelings, thoughts, and beliefs are unique. adolescent egocentrism
The masculinizing hormones that are also secreted in gradually increasing amounts up to about 7 to 9 years of age. androgens
A person's idea of how his or her body looks. body image
Thought process that move from a general statement or principle through logical steps to a specific conclusion. deductive reasoning
The feminizing hormone that is secreted in slowly increasing amounts until about age 11. In males, this gradual increase continues through maturation. estrogen
Piaget's fourth and final stage of development. Skills arise from a combination of maturation and experience. formal operations
A dramatic increase in physical growth that usually occurs during a 24-36 month period. growth spurt
A person's consistent definition as a unique individual. It refers to roles, attitudes, beliefs, and aspirations. identity
Erikson's fifth stage of development. Time when a person searches for an explicit sense of his or her personal uniqueness. identity versus role confusion
A type of egocentric thought where the teen sees others as being intensely interested in them, including their appearance. and their behavior. imaginary audience
Thought processes that move from one of more specific experiences or facts to a general conclusion. inductive reasoning
Thought processes that move from a prior belief or assumption rather than a logical premise. intuitive thinking
A type of egocentric thought where the young person believes that he or she cannot be harmed or conquered by anything that may cause problems for a mortal person. invincibility fable
The first menstrual period. menarche
A type of egocentric thought that refers to the teenager's belief that he or she is destined to have a unique, heroic, or even legendary life. personal fable
A 1-2 year period following puberty during which skeletal growth is completed and reproductive functions become fairly well established. post-pubescence
The use of a non-consenting person for one's own sexual pleasure. sexual abuse
A categorization system used to determine the degree of sexual maturity. Tanner stages
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