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Adolescence

Defined as life between childhood and adulthood.

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Puberty

Sexual maturation. Puberty occurs earlier and females than males.

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Primary sexual characteristics

The reproductive organs and external genitalia.

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Secondary sexual characteristics

The non-reproductive traits such as breasts and hips and girls and facial hair and deepening voice and boys develop rapidly.

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Pruning

Unused Neuron connections are lost to make other pathways more efficient.

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Cognitive development

Adolescence his ability to reason gives them a new level of social awareness.

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Trust versus mistrust

If needs are dependably met, infants develop a sense of basic trust.

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Autonomy versus shame and doubt

Toddlers learn to exercise will and do things for themselves, or they doubt their abilities.

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Initiative versus guilt

Preschoolers learn to initiate tasks and carry out plans, or they feel guilty about efforts to be independent.

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Competence versus inferiority

Children learn the pleasure of applying themselves to tasks, or they feel inferior.

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Identity versus role confusion

Teenagers work at refining a sense of self by testing rolls and then integrating them to form a single identity, or they become confused about who they are.

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Intimacy versus isolation

Young adult struggle to form close relationships and to gain the capacity for intimate love, or they feel socially isolated.

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Generativity versus stagnation

The middle-age discover a sense of contributing to the world, usually through family and work, or they may feel a lack of purpose.

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Integrity versus despair

When reflecting on his or her life, the older adult may feel a sense of satisfaction or failure.

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Forming an identity (erikson)

In western cultures many adolescents try out different selves before settling into a consistent and comfortable identity. Having such an identity leads to form close relationships.

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Preconventional morality

Before age 9, children show morality to avoid punishment or gain reward.

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Conventional morality

By early adolescence social rules and laws are upheld for their own sake.

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Postconventional morality

Firms peoples agreed-upon rights or follows personally perceived ethical principles.