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Physical Growth, Adolescent

Chapter Title/Book Title

Physical Growth, Adolescent

Book Title

Essays in Developmental Psychology

Editors

Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes

Files

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Document Type

Essay

Abstract/Excerpt/Description

Excerpt

Adolescents experience a period of substantial growth between puberty and adulthood. This growth spurt typically occurs between ages 12 and 18, and is associated with various physical changes due to fluctuations in hormones. These changes are manifested in an individual’s height, weight, and sexual characteristics, and there is considerable variation between each individual for when these changes occur.

Keywords

adulthood, adolescents, hormonal fluctuation, physical growth, puberty

Publication Date

2020

Disciplines

Psychology

Comments

This is one in a collection of essays as part of a project that began as an encyclopedia of developmental psychology coordinated by Dr. Randall Summers. However, for unforeseen reasons, the publisher was no longer in a position to publish the encyclopedia. This project was undertaken so that thousands of hours of work by psychologists would not go wasted. Enjoy these essays and feel free to cite them using the proper format.

Submit suggestions for corrections and topics to goldench@nova.edu.

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