Psych Ch. 4 Final

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  1. Adolescense
    • Transition period between childhood and adulthood
    • period of mixed abilities & responsibilities where childllike behavior changes to adultlike behavior
  2. Initiation rites
    • Ceremonies/rituals where a person is given a new status or accepted into a new position
    • Ex.- 16th birthday
  3. Adolescent egocentrism
    • belief that others are highly attentive to their behavior and appearance
    • Feel that everyone notices the things they do basically
  4. Anorexia nervosa
    • serious eating disorder
    • have a fear of gaining weight which causes self starvation and dramatic weight loss
  5. Bluimia nervosa
    • serious eating disorder
    • cumpulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative abuse
  6. Gender stereotype
    orversimplified/distorted generalization about the characteristics of men & women
  7. Androgynous
    Combining/confusing traditionally male & female characteristics
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Psych Ch. 4 Final
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