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Exam 3 Study Guide

Self and Identity

Why are researchers paying so much attention to adolescent identity development?

 

Definitions of:

self-concept, self-esteem, sense of identity, actual self, ideal self, feared self

Consequences of Low Self-Esteem  
Increasing Adolescents Self-Esteem

SES, Gender, and Ethnic Differences in Self-Esteem  
Eriksons Psychosocial Theory of Development

Identity versus identity confusion 

Identity Statuses:

Diffusion, Foreclosure, Moratorium, Achievement

 

Outcomes of ethnic identity development:

Assimilation, Separation, Marginality, Biculturalism

 

Sex and Gender

Definitions: Sex, Gender, Gender role

 

Social Influences: parental, peer, teacher, media

 

Masculine, Feminine, Androgyny

 

gender intensification bias

 

Androgynous Education

 

Sexual socialization: restrictive, semi-restrictive, permissive societies

 

Restrictive & Semi-restrictive Characteristics of United States 

 

Sexual Attitudes Among Adolescents

 

Premarital intercourse during adolescence

 

Psychological and social characteristics of sexually active adolescent

 

Risk Factors for Sexual Activity

 

Influences: Parental, Peers

 

Psychological effects of adolescent sexual abuse

 

Contraceptive use

 

Teenage Pregnancy and Childbearing

 

Consequences for Mother and Child

 

AIDS and other STDs

 

Why do most traditional Sex Ed programs fail? What works?

 

Moral Development, Values, Religion

Definitions of: moral reasoning, moral behavior

 

Kohlbergs theory of Moral Development

 

Preconventional, Conventional, Postconventional reasoning

 

Definitions of: Service Learning, Character Education, Values Clarification