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Adolescence

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University Psychology 144 (Chapter 6) Mind Map on Adolescence, created by Zeneatha Jònsson on 08/26/2014.
Zeneatha Jònsson
Mind Map by Zeneatha Jònsson, updated more than 1 year ago
Zeneatha Jònsson
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Adolescence
  1. storm & stress - the way in which adolescence was described by the 'father' of adolescent psychology, G. Stanley Hall
    1. adolescence - the stage of human development that follows middle childhood and serves as a transaction from childhood to adulthood
      1. puberty - a period of rapid physical maturation involving hormonal and bodily changes that occur primarily during early adolescence
        1. primary sexual characteristics - internal bodily changes that occur during adolescence
          1. secondary sexual characteristics - external bodily changes that occur during adolescence
            1. spermarche - the beginning of sperm production in young men
              1. menarche - the beginning of the menstrual cycle in young women
                1. anorexia nervosa - an eating disorder where people refuse to eat because they imagine themselves to be fat
                  1. bulimia nervosa - an eating disorder where people eat but then privately vomit up what they have eaten, because they imagine themselves to be fat
                    1. formal-operational stage - within a Piagetian framework, the cognitive thinking that develop during adolescence
                      1. hypothetical-deductive thinking - the ability and desire to actively plan and problem-solve which is characteristic of formal-operational thinking
                        1. convergent thinking - a spin-off of formal-operational thinking, referring to the strategy of focussing on one correct answer to a problem
                          1. divergent thinking - a spin-off of formal operational thinking referring to the strategy of focussing on many possible answers to aproblem
                            1. egocentrism - a preocupation with the self and a person's related self-consciousness
                              1. personal myths - adolescents' fantasies about themselves as unique and special
                                1. invincibility fable - adolescents' unrealistic ideas about themselves as being invincible and untouchable
                                  1. imaginary audience - a term used to refer to the common adolescent assumption the he/ she is always the centre of attention
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