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adolescent egocentric thinking
difficulties in separating one's own thoughts and feelings from those of others
aging by chance theory
says your body ages because of naturally occurring problems or breakdowns in the body's cells
aging by design theory
says our bodies age because of preset biological clocks that are like blueprints controlling cell death
authoritarian parents
those who exert firm controls on their children, generally without explaining the reasons for the rules and without providing much warmth
authoritative parents
attempt to direct their childrenUs activities in a rational way; supportive, loving; discuss their rules
care orientation
making moral decisions based on issues of caring, avoiding hurt, and concerns for others
companionate love
having trusting and tender feelings for someone whose life is closely bound up with one's own
one of the major female hormones; at puberty, stimulates development of sexual characteristics
formal operations stage
the last of Piaget's cognitive stages (12-adulthood), when adolescents develop the ability to think logically
gender roles
traditional or stereotypic behaviors, attitudes, and personality traits adults expect of males and females
identity [self-identity]
how we describe ourselves, includes our values, goals, traits, interests, and motivations
justice orientation
making moral decisions based more on issues of law and equality and individual rights
the first menstrual period; a signal that ovulation may have occurred; potential to conceive child
gradual stoppage in secretion of estrogen, causing cessation of ovulation, menstrual cycle
passionate love
continuously thinking about loved one: accompanied by warm sexual feelings and powerful emotions
permissive parents
less controlling; nonpunishing and accepting attitude; make few demands on their children
a developmental period (9-17) of significant biological changes resulting in secondary sexual characteristics
how much one likes oneself; includes feelings of self-worth, attractiveness, and social competence
the major male hormone; stimulates growth of genital organs and development of sexual characteristics
triangular theory of love
says love has three components: passion, intimacy, and commitment

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