Psy Ch 9

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The period when children’s bodies become adultlike is called:


For boys, the usual sequence of physical changes in puberty is:

growth of the testes; initial pubic-hair growth; growth of the penis; spermarche.

For girls, the usual sequence of physical changes in puberty is:

the beginning of breast development, the growth spurt, and menarche.

The biological events that begin puberty involve a hormonal signal from the:


In females, the glands that are sometimes perceived as the sex glands are the:


Family conflict and stress:

may cause the early onset of puberty.

Which two of the following nutrients are likely to be deficient in the adolescent diet?

iron and calcium

The growth spurt begins with a(n):

increase in bone length.

During the growth spurt, the last part(s) of the body to grow is (are) the:


A change that typically occurs during adolescence is:

the heart doubles in size and beats more slowly.

Adolescent egocentrism is evident when teenagers believe:

they personally are much more socially significant than they actually are.

The belief that one cannot be harmed by things that would hurt a normal person is referred to as:

the invincibility fable.

Piaget called the reasoning that characterizes adolescence:

formal operational thought.

Beginning with an abstract idea and then using logic to draw specific conclusions describes:

deductive reasoning.

Middle school typically includes grades:


Child sexual abuse is most common in children ages:


During the last several years the digital divide has become largest between:

adolescents and older adults.

Spreading insults and rumors by means of e-mails, text messages, or Web postings is called:


Haley will be attending her first year of middle school in the fall. According to research, she will probably witness:

an increase in bullying.

Fifteen-year-old Rebecca still has a 10:00 p.m. curfew. She is asking her parents to extend her curfew on the weekends to 11:00 p.m. When her parents ask her why she thinks her curfew should be changed, Rebecca replies, "Because I am older now, and I’ve never been late for my 10:00 p.m. curfew. I think you can trust me, so can we at least give it a try?" This is an example of what kind of thinking?


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