Flashcards in 6.3 Adolescence: Developing Independence and Identity Deck (12):
- the years between the onset of puberty and the beginning of adulthood
- a developmental period in which hormonal changes cause rapid physical alterations in the body, culminating in sexual maturity
primary sex characteristics
- the sex organs concerned with reproduction
secondary sex characteristics
- features that distinguish the two sexes from each other but are not involved in reproduction
- the first menstrual period
- The individual does not have firm commitments regarding the issues in question and is not making progress toward them.
- The individual has not engaged in any identity experimentation and has established an identity based on the choices or values of others
- The individual is exploring various choices but has not yet made a clear commitment to any of them.
- The individual has attained a coherent and committed identity based on personal decisions.
- the part of the self-concept that is derived from one’s group memberships
- standards of behavior that are generally agreed on within a culture to be right or proper