Psych Chapter 11

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  1. a sudden, brief burst of physical growth during which adolescents typically make great gains in height and weight 
    adolescent growth spurt
  2. the period of sexual maturation; the onset of one's ability to reproduce 
  3. the organs that make sexual reproduction possible, such as the ovaries and testes 
    primary sex characteristics
  4. sexual characteristics that are not involved in reproduction, such as the growth of facial hair in males and the rounding of hips and breasts in females 
    secondary sex characteristics
  5. a female's first menstrual cycle 
  6. a small, exclusive group of people within a larger group
  7. large group of people who share attitudes and a group identity
  8. a period of inner conflict during which one examines one's values and makes decisions about one's life direction
    identity crisis
  9. according to Marcia, one of four reaction patterns or processes in the development of identity during adolescence
    identity status
  10. a period of time in the development of identity in which a person delays making a decision about important issues but actively explores various alternatives
    identity moratorium
  11. the act of making a commitment based on other's values and makes decisions about one's life direction
    identity foreclosure
  12. the constant search for meaning and identity without committing oneself to a set of personal beliefs or an occupational path
    identity diffusion
  13. a stage in identity development in which a person has committed to an occupational direction and made decisions about important life questions
    identity achievement
  14. an eating disorder characterized by extreme weight loss due to self-starvation
    anorexia nervosa
  15. an eating disorder in which enormous quantities of food are consumed and then purged by means of laxatives or self-induced vomiting
    bulimia nervosa
  16. a violation of the law committed by a child or adolescent
    juvenile delinquency
  17. actions that are illegal when committed by a minor, such as consuming alcohol
    status offenses
  18. the practice of regarding one’s own race,
    culture or group as being superior to others
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