Adolescent delinquents who know and subscribe to the norms of society and who are fairly normal psychologically are called
Which of the following models suggests that U.S. society is made up of diverse, coequal cultural groups that should preserve their cultural features?
pluralistic society model
Groups of people with whom one compares oneself are called
Sexual segregation in which boys interact primarily with boys and girls primarily interact with girls is called
When considering the results of the 2000 U.S. Census, what is one outstanding feature present in the data?
the census represents a significant increase in the number of individuals who think of themselves and belong to more than one race
Even though some adolescent suicide is underreported, suicide is the ________ most common cause of adolescent death in 15-24 year-old group.
The average age at which adolescents first have sexual intercourse has been steadily ________ over the past 50 years, and about ________ adolescents have had sexual intercourse before the age of
declining, 1 in 5; 15
According to Erikson, the period during which teenagers seek to determine what is unique and distinctive about themselves is called
According to James Marcia the status of adolescents who commit to a particular identity following a period of crisis during which they consider various alternatives is called
When a person pursues sexual reassignment surgery because they feel as though he/she were born with the wrong physical sex (i.e., trapped in the wrong body), this is called being
Which of the following is not an alarm or sign of adolescent suicide?
constant wearing of black or dark clothing
According to a review of phone calls to suicide hot lines, the predominant adolescent difficulty that leads to a suicide attempt is
Sally's adolescent classmates call her and the other 125 members of her advanced computer software group "nerd," meaning she is part of a
Allison is well-liked by the other members of her swim team, but not well-liked by other adolescent girls in her homeroom class. Allison would be considered
In Erikson's 8 stages of psychosocial development, which of the following is the positive outcome of the 5th stage called identity-versus-identity-confusion stage?
develop awareness of uniqueness of self; knowledge of roles
According to James Marcia, the status of adolescents who may have explored various identity alternatives to some degree, but have not yet committed themselves is called
If a person is attracted to another person of the same sex, this is
When an adolescent provides another adolescent with opportunities to compare and evaluate opinions, abilities, and physical changes, this is called
Which of the following adolescent groups tends to feel a greater sense of respect and obligation toward their families?
Which of the following is not considered an important influence in whether or not an adolescent suffers with major depression?
divorce or break-up of the nuclear family
Brandy is an overweight 15-year-old girl who is neither liked nor disliked by others at her school. Rather, Brandy gets no attention from her classmates at all, and she feels as though she might as well be invisible. Brandy would be considered
Which of the following is not a factor in explaining the historical low in the teenage birth rate?
increased religious presence in high schools, and adolescents taking the "virginity pledge"
According to the text, the term "hooking up," to adolescents, means
a vague term that covers everything involved in dating from kissing to sexual intercourse.
According to James Marcia, the status of adolescents who prematurely commit to an identity without adequately exploring alternatives is called
According to current norms, if sexual intercourse occurs within the context of a long-term, committed, or loving relationship, it is called
permissiveness with affection
Some developmentalists have considered the combination of race and gender as simultaneously affecting an adolescent's self-esteem, and they call this
When researching the opinions of college men and women regarding high status in high school, college men said that ________ was the primary reason for a high school boy's high status, and college women said that ________ was the primary reason for a high school boy's high status.
participation in sports, participation in sports
Andrew is a 16-year-old who does not participate in any sports or clubs in school, and does not attend social events or have a girlfriend. Nobody likes Andrew because he is difficult to get along with and aggressive, and subsequently, he feels lonely. Andrew would be considered
Because of the adolescent's development of ________, the balance of power in the relationship between parents and adolescent becomes more ________ toward the end of adolescence.
autonomy; symmetrical or egalitarian
Adolescents who are gay or lesbian find it difficult to date because of all of the following except
they do not fully accept or understand their own sexuality or sexual preference.
What percentage of 15-year-old males engage in masturbation, and what percentage of 15-year-old girls engage in masturbation, respectively?
Adrienne is a 16-year-old girl who is searching for her identity. Which of the following would not be an example of the search for her self-concept?
she would be able to consider both her views and the views of others
Groups of 2 to 12 people whose members have frequent social interactions with one another are called
According to psychologist Judith Smetana, what is the most likely reason for more conflict between adolescents and their parents in the earlier stage of adolescence compared to the later stage of adolescence?
appropriate vs inappropriate conduct
Which of the following does not contribute to the rising number of adolescent suicides?
low cognitive development
The rate of adolescent suicide in the U.S. has ________ in the last 30 years.
Undersocialized delinquents share several characteristics including all of the following except
the ability to be rehabilitated
In the last 10 years, the number of teenagers giving birth has ________ to
According to James Marcia, when an adolescent moves back and forth between his four categories of identity development, this is called
a MAMA cycle
What term relates to the object of one's sexual interest?
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