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Chapter 1 Objectives
  1. Describe the five chief physical manifestations of puberty.

  2. Discuss the role of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the hormonal feedback loop.

  3. List the normal sequence of events in puberty for males and females.

  4. Discuss the factors, both biological and environmental, that influence individual variability in pubertal growth and development. Be sure to include a discussion of the secular trend.

  5. Explain the adjustments that accompany puberty and comment on the advantages and disadvantages associated with early and late maturation.

  6. Describe how physical maturation affects the adolescent's self-image, mood, and relationships with parents.

  7. Describe anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and obesity. How do they relate to pubertal development?

  8. Discuss the "new morbidity and mortality" of adolescence and the steps being taken to promote adolescent health (particularly the "five A's").

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