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Week 5 - Assignment: Examine Emergence of Sexuality and Gender-Related Behavior During Adolescence

For this task, you will focus on the emergence of sexuality and gender-related behavior during adolescence. Prepare an article suitable for publication in an online newsletter aimed at counselors working in a middle school or high school that discusses the latest findings of the following topics:

  • Identity development in adolescence.

  • Neurological changes related to emerging sexual characteristics.

  • Hormonal changes during this stage.

  • Physical changes during this stage.

  • Social and ethnic factors that influence the expression of gender characteristics at this stage.

  • Create and include at least one fictional case study to illustrate some of your points you made in your newsletter.

Support your paper with references to at least five research articles published in peer-reviewed journals within the past five years.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy.

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