How The Body Development Effect Individual Self Esteem And Peer Acceptance

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Adolescents Physical Development Describe and understand adolescents’ physical development; how these changes affect each genders differently. Researchers have long studied the growth rate of male and females and concurred females mature earlier then their counterparts. It is also important to understand how different parts of the body development effect individual self-esteem and peer acceptance. By the time adolescents transition from the dependent stage of life to the independent stage (being a young adult) there bodies have when through several of changes. Puberty for the most part change their body structure and how they see themselves. They have reached the period of peer acceptance, self-conscious, and being adventurous. These years normally come in during the late elementary years and early middle school years. Adolescents will go through social, psychological, hormonal, and physical changes/ growth which allows them to reach sexual maturity early. Both males and females adolescents would experience a great amount of height and weight change through their teenage years. Rapid growth spurts and puberty change between the ages of 12 and 16. These changes may be very noticeable at times. They would normally grow several inches within several months followed by a period of very slow growth. But, this period is different for each individual. Adolescents will experience change in body weight by 15 to 16 pounds and height from 4 to 12 inches. “Teens will gain approximately

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