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Introducing Youth

Health and Human Development - Chapter 1

Growth Refers to the measurable changes in the body, mainly due to an increase in the number and size of body's cells.
Individual Human Development Describes the gradual changes in an individual's physical, social, emotional and intellectual states and abilities.
Quantitative To measure, count or gain an idea of how much change is occurring by looking at quantities or amounts.
Qualitative To make subjective judgments or assumptions about development; describes changes that cannot be easily measured.
Physical Development The changes that relate to people's size and shape and, therefore, body structure.
Motor Dvelopment A form of physical development that relates to the way in which an individual develops muscle function.
Motor Skills The ability to move, through gaining and exercising control over the large and small muscles of the body.
Gross Motor Skills The ability to control the movement of larger muscle groups within the body.
Norm A standard, model or pattern generally regarded as typical.
Fine Motor Skills The ability to control the movement of smaller muscle groups within the body.
Social Development The increasing complexity of behaviour patterns used in relationships with other people.
Socialisation The process of acquiring values, attitudes and behaviours through interacting with others.
Peer Group A group of individuals who are of similar ages and who share similar interests.
Gender The social and psychological dimension of being male or female.
Gender Roles A set of social, cultural and often political expectations that prescribe how females and males should behave, think and respond.
Emotional Development Refers to feelings and moods and the ways in which people express, understand and exercise control over them.
Self-esteem How a person feels about themselves and their own abilities.
Self-concept The idea an individual has of themselves; who they are, who they want to be, what they value and what they believe others think of them.
Intellectual Development Also referred to as cognitive development, the ways in which a people are able to think and reason.
Developmental Milestones A task, undertaking or event that is expected to be achieved in order to successfully progress to a further level of development.
Youth Twelve to 18 years of age; however, it should be acknowledged that classifications for the stage of youth can differ between agencies.
Maturation Describes the process whereby a person gradually realises their genetic potential.
Puberty The time signifying the end of childhood and during which significant changes to the way an individual's body structure and functions occur in terms of skeletal and sexual maturation.
Hormone A chemical substance produced by the body that acts to regulate and control a wide range of body processes, including physical growth and development.
Endocrine System A body system made up of glands that release hormones in order to control body functions.
Gland An organ in the body that produces and releases hormones.
Gonad A gland in the body that produces the sex called (called gametes). In humans, the gonads are the testes in males and the ovaries in females.
Growth Spurt A period involving a rapid increase in height and body mass, which occurs as a consequence of the onset of puberty.
Primary Sexual Characteristics Characteristics that develop during puberty related to the development of the sex organs and reproductive system of males and females, enabling them to reproduce.
Secondary Sexual Characteristics Characteristics that develop during puberty that indicate sexual maturity but are not related to a person's ability to reproduce.
Oestrogen The female sex hormone responsible for sexual development.
Progesterone The female sex hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle.
Testosterone The principle male sex hormone.
Menarche A female's first menstruation or period.
Ovualtion The release of the ovum on approximately day 14 of the menstration cycle.
Ovum Also referred to as an egg, it contains the DNA from the female parent and is released by the ovaries.
Endometrium Lining of the uterus.
Corpus Luteum The follicle area of the ovary from which an ovum has been released.
Moral Development Development regarding rules and conventions about what people should do in their interactions with other people.
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