Adolescence: Physical and Psychological Development

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What is the average age of onset of puberty?

11 for girls and 12 for boys

At what age does the World Health Organization officially designate someone as an adolescent?

10 and 19

What are the primary influences on an individual's timetable for puberty?

Genetics and environmental factors

When can physical growth and cognitive development extend past the teenage years?

In both males and females

At what age does adolescence generally occur?

10 to 19

What is the transitional stage of physical and psychological development known as?

Adolescence

What is the major landmark of puberty for males?

Spermarche

Which gland secretes a surge of hormonal agents into the bloodstream, initiating a chain reaction during puberty?

Pituitary gland

What is the primary hormone released by the testes during puberty?

Testosterone

Which secondary sex characteristic appears in girls during puberty?

Development of breasts

What triggers the behavioral and physical changes during adolescence?

Hormonal changes

What is the average age for the onset of menstruation (menarche) in females?

12-13 years

What causes some boys to develop gynecomastia during puberty?

Imbalance of sex hormones

What is triggered by the surge of hormonal agents secreted by the pituitary gland during puberty?

Activation and rapid growth of gonads

What is the first facial hair to appear in males during puberty?

Facial hair at the corners of the upper lip

Test your knowledge on the transitional stage of physical and psychological development known as adolescence. Covering topics such as puberty, physical growth, and cognitive development, this quiz explores the various aspects of this crucial stage of human development.

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