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Ch 16: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 16: Adolescence & Adulthood

About This Chapter

The Adolescence & Adulthood chapter of this Holt Lifetime Health Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with adolescence and adulthood. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Adolescence & Adulthood textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Adolescence & Adulthood chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the adolescence and adulthood topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Adolescent physical growth and sexual development
  • Gender differences and identity during adolescent development
  • Changes in sense of self and cognitive development
  • Social development
  • The influence of peer groups in adolescence
  • Life situation issues that are common among adolescents
  • Physical development in adulthood
  • Cognitive improvements that occur in middle adulthood
  • Normative and non-normative changes in late adulthood
  • Life span and life expectancy

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14 Lessons in Chapter 16: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 16: Adolescence & Adulthood
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Physical Growth in Adolescence

1. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

2. Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

In this lesson, explore the changes that take place during puberty. You will meet Dick and Jane as they experience these changes, and you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

3. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of growth and change. Some of these changes are different in boys and girls, though. In this lesson, we'll examine gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.

Gender Identity in Adolescent Development

4. Gender Identity in Adolescent Development

During adolescence, teens become more and more aware of their sexuality and what it means to be part of their gender. In this lesson, we'll explore how gender identity and sexual orientation develop in adolescence.

Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

5. Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

In this lesson, we will be exploring James Marcia's theory of identity in relation to the sense of self changing from childhood to adolescence. You'll study the four ways in which children navigate their identities into adolescence: foreclosure, moratorium, achievement, and diffusion.

Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

6. Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

Adolescence is a period of great change. Changes in the way teenagers think can cause them to do things like argue with adults. Watch this lesson for more information on the cognitive changes that occur in adolescence.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

7. Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

Adolescents often go through a process of discovering what they believe and who they are. In this lesson, we will examine how a teenager develops his or her self concept and identity. We will also take a look at common factors that influence a teen's identity.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

8. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.

Life Situation Issues in Adolescence

9. Life Situation Issues in Adolescence

Adolescence can be a difficult time, but some teens face life situations that can make it more difficult. Watch this lesson to find out how emancipation and part-time work affect adolescents' lives and the positives and negatives of each.

Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

10. Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

Despite the fact that most people are fully grown by early adulthood, it is still a time of physical development. In this lesson, we'll explore the physical and health issues that people in early adulthood experience.

Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

11. Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

Middle age comes with many new physical challenges, from wrinkles to hearing loss to weight gain. This lesson examines many of the signs of aging that are common in middle adulthood and how people can fight middle age weight gain.

Influences on Development in Late Adulthood

12. Influences on Development in Late Adulthood

As people age, they go through many changes, both positive and negative. In this lesson, we'll look at the major influences on development in late adulthood, including normative and non-normative change.

Cognitive Development in Adults

13. Cognitive Development in Adults

As people age, they discover that their thought processes change. Though some cognitive abilities decrease in middle age, some increase. In this lesson, we'll look at how executive functioning and wisdom increase in middle age.

Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

14. Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

Everyone wants to live forever, but the truth is that we all have only a limited time to be alive. In this lesson, we'll look at life expectancy and life span, as well as factors that can influence how long a person lives.

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