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Child growth and development

Q1: Outline the biological events of puberty.

Q2: Discuss the emotional and psychological impact of pubertal hormones.

Q3: Describe the development of the brain during adolescence.

Q4: Identify possible causes of the increase in injury and death in adolescence.

Q5: Describe evidence of formal operational thinking during adolescence, and provide examples of adolescent's emerging ability to reason deductively and inductively.

Q6: Evaluate the typical secondary school's ability to meet the cognitive needs of the typical adolescent.

Q7: Describe the development of identity during adolescence.

Q8: Explain the constructive functions of peer relationships and close friendships during adolescence and the unique challenges faced by immigrants.

Q9: Discuss the various influences on teen sexual behavior, including schools, peers and the media.

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Child growth and development
Q1: Outline the biological events of puberty.

During puberty, secondary sexual characteristics such as development of sexual organs, deepening of voice in boys, menstruation in girls and over all body growth and development takes place.

Q2: Discuss the emotional and psychological impact of pubertal hormones.
During puberty, emotionally and psychologically, growing individuals begin to feel differently and the effect of hormones such as cartisol, a stress hormone, makes them a lot more sensitive to emotional stressors.

Q3: Describe the development of the brain during adolescence.
During adolescence, the brain of the person develops as the individual becomes more exploratory and with extended knowledge, neurons become more faster in connecting and relaying messages. If mental illness or stressors take over, young people's brains can become structurally modified. ...

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Growth and development, puberty, peer relations

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