Ch 12: MTTC Psychology: Adolescence Growth and Development

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Use our lessons to learn about various types of growth during adolescence, including physical, social and cognitive development. You can prepare for these types of questions on the MTTC Psychology test with our lessons and quizzes.

MTTC Psychology: Adolescence Growth and Development- Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will help you prepare for questions on the MTTC Psychology test regarding growth and development in adolescents. These videos present information that will show you how to:

  • Explain the physical growth that takes place in adolescence, including sexual maturation
  • Identify gender differences in adolescent development
  • Look at sexuality in adolescence, including attitudes and behaviors.
  • Examine gender identity issues
  • Explore ways that adolescent cognitive processes differ from those of adults
  • Examine the decision-making processes of adolescents
  • Study the importance of family values and relationships during adolescence
  • Find out how peers and the school setting influence adolescents

Our instructors are professionals who can make these brief lessons entertaining while giving you the information you need to prepare for these types of questions on the MTTC Psychology test. Understanding development in adolescence and its major influences can help you get ready for the test.

14 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTTC Psychology: Adolescence Growth and Development
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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.

Health and Fitness in Adolescence

3. Health and Fitness in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of great physical change. However, many adolescents struggle with weight. Watch this lesson to learn more about those weight issues, including how they can fight obesity and issues with eating disorders.

The Secular Trend in Growth and Puberty Development

4. The Secular Trend in Growth and Puberty Development

Teenagers go through dramatic physical changes as a part of puberty. But something odd is happening: puberty is starting earlier each generation. In this lesson, we'll look at the secular trend of puberty and its possible causes.

Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

5. 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

6. 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.

Sexuality in Adolescence: Attitudes, Behaviors, & Values

7. Sexuality in Adolescence: Attitudes, Behaviors, & Values

Puberty brings with it many changes, including new sexual feelings. Watch this lesson to find out more about sexual development in adolescence, including the differences in how early adolescents and later adolescents approach sexuality.

Influences of Sexual Harassment and Abuse on Adolescent Development

8. Influences of Sexual Harassment and Abuse on Adolescent Development

Amid the changes of adolescence, some teens struggle with sexual harassment. Watch this lesson to find out more about the types of sexual harassment, including sexual abuse and sexual bullying, and the effects they have on adolescents.

Issues Related to Sexual Behaviors in Adolescence

9. Issues Related to Sexual Behaviors in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of great changes in a person's life, including many choices regarding sexual activity. Watch this lesson to find out about some of the issues that can come with being sexually active in adolescence.

Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

10. 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.

Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

11. Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

Teenagers often behave in reckless ways. But why? In this lesson, we'll look at how brain development leads to risky behaviors in adolescence, including the brain systems involved and the evolutionary reason for risk-taking in teenagers.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

12. 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.

Family Values and Relationships in Adolescence

13. Family Values and Relationships in Adolescence

During adolescence, teens begin to figure out who they are and what their beliefs are. In this lesson, we'll look at how family values and relationships with family members can influence adolescents' individual values and development.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

14. 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.

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