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1.Identify the changes in the endocrine system and the reproductive system that occur during adolescence.
2.Discuss the psychological issues involved in the timing of pubertal development.
3.Describe the changes in other body systems that allow adolescents to acquire new cognitive and motor skills.
4.Describe how risky behavior affects teenagers.
5.Identify the issues involved with the sexual behavior of adolescents.
6.Summarize the issues involved in teenaged pregnancy.
7.List and describe the stages of the crisis intervention model for pregnant teens.
8.Describe the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco among adolescents.
9.Identify the issues involved with body image and eating disorders among teenagers.
10.Identify the issues involved in adolescent depression and suicide.
11.Describe Piaget's stage of formal operational thought.
12.Summarize Elkind's research on adolescent egocentrism.
13.Describe the direct tests of Piaget's view of formal operational thinking.
14.Summarize the advances in information-processing skills during the teenage years.
15.Describe the issues involved in adolescents' transition to secondary school.
16.Identify the gender and ethnicity issues involved in achievement in science and math among adolescents.
17.Summarize the research on teenagers who drop out of school.
18.Describe programs designed to reach the high school drop-out.

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