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Lecture 22

PSYC 1200 Lecture 22: Lecture 22
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1200
Professor
Dawson Clary
Semester
Winter

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Secondary sex characteristics = physical features that distinguish one sex from the other but are not essential for reproduction Puberty = stage during which sexual functions reach maturity, marks the beginning of adolescence Primary sex characteristics = structures necessary for reproduction Menarche = first occurrence of menstruation Synaptic pruning = elimination of less active synapses Family life cycle = sequence of stages that families tend to progress through Dementia = abnormal condition marked by multiple cognitive defects that include memory impairment Sex = biologically based categories of female and male Gender = culturally constructed distinctions between femininity and masculinity Gender stereotypes = widely held beliefs about females’ and males’ abilities, personality traits and social behaviour Gender differences = actual disparities between the sexes in typical behaviour or average ability Socializ
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