Learning Objectives

9.1 Summarize the physical changes that occur with puberty, correlates of pubertal timing, and influences on pubertal timing.
9.2 Identify influences on health and recommendations to improve adolescents’ health.
9.3 Discuss brain development during adolescence and its effect on behavior.
9.4 Identify ways in which thinking changes in adolescence and how these changes are reflected in adolescent decision making and behavior.
9.5 Describe the challenges that school transitions pose for adolescents and contextual influences on academic achievement and completing high school.