Gender Differences in Adolescent Development


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1. Rates of depression tend to be _____ in adolescent girls than boys, which might be because self-esteem is _____ in adolescent girls.

2. Why would we expect grey matter to be very active during childhood?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need an understanding of what developmental changes happen during adolescence and how those changes differ for boys and girls. You'll receive your quiz scores as soon as you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you score when answering questions on the following:

  • Stages of human life
  • Parts of the brain and their responsibilities
  • Rates of depression and self-esteem among adolescents
  • How changes in the brain differ between adolescent girls and boys

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on gender differences in adolescent development
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the rates of brain development between girls and boys in adolescence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts of the brain

Additional Learning

Continue studying the accompanying lesson called Gender Differences in Adolescent Development for further insight. The following objectives are covered by this lesson:

  • Define adolescence
  • Review changes in emotions during adolescence
  • Recognize how the brain changes during adolescence
  • Explore related examples of an adolescent boy and girl