University of Phoenix
Dr. Milton West
January 10, 2013
Similarities and Differences in Adolescent Development
The experience in been an adolescence for males and females are a huge different. Physical development is different in males and females, the adolescence changes from a child to a young adult. The changes are between biological and social forces of becoming adolescence (Berk, 2010). Both males and females go through a physical transition to adulthood through puberty. During puberty the males and females go through a hormonal changes the girls begins to change two years early them the boys from middle childhood. The growth spurt is the first outward change the girls are more teller and fatter than boys and girls body develop enlarge hips and the boys become more muscle. During puberty, the boys develop more in motor performance than girls do because boys are slower in the development (Berk, 2010).
Another development both males and females adolescent go through is cognitive changes to improve in attention, inhibition, greater knowledge, and effective strategies. There is improvement cognitive self-regulation their thinking speed up and processing of capacity and there is some advance in metacognitionural (Berk, 2010). Adolescent have the ability to solve complex problems, reflect in their thinking, their thoughts, and think more about themselves and capacity to think about everyday life in thinking about possibilities prompts idealistic visions at probability. During adolescent period girl mature early and boys mature late and fit in least with his or her peers. Boys experience emotional and social difficulties but girl persevere into early adulthood. There is some experience in health issues in males and females in nutritional needs during adolescence, poor eating habits those factors to eating disorder (Berk, 2010).