Ch 13: Physical and Sexual Development in Adolescence: Tutoring Solution

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The Physical and Sexual Development in Adolescence chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about physical and sexual development in adolescence. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the facets of adolescent physical and sexual development that are typically covered in a life span developmental psychology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the process of physical growth in adolescence.
  • Learn about sexual development and maturation in adolescence.
  • Describe the importance of health and fitness in adolescence.
  • Take a look at the secular trend in puberty growth and development.
  • Understand gender differences in adolescent development.
  • Explain how gender identity forms in adolescence.
  • Discuss the attitudes, behaviors and values relating to sexuality in adolescence.
  • Learn how sexual harassment and abuse affect adolescent development.
  • Take a look at issues that can result from sexual behavior in adolescence.

12 Lessons in Chapter 13: Physical and Sexual Development in Adolescence: Tutoring Solution
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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.

Secondary Sex Characteristics: Definition & Explanation

10. Secondary Sex Characteristics: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will learn about secondary sex characteristics. We will define the term and examine how these characteristics are seen in humans as well as in various animals.

What is Puberty? - Stages, Changes & Growth

11. What is Puberty? - Stages, Changes & Growth

Did you know that there are five stages of puberty? Learn more about puberty, its stages, and the changes that occur during puberty. After you've finished the lesson, you can use our online quiz to test your own knowledge of this important stage of life.

What is Childhood Obesity? - Causes, Statistics & Prevention

12. What is Childhood Obesity? - Causes, Statistics & Prevention

You may have seen headlines concerning the steady rise of childhood obesity, but do you know what the term means or what causes it? This lesson takes a closer look at the issue of childhood obesity and helps you understand causes and prevention.

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