Adolescence and Puberty

Adolescence and Puberty

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by John D. Bancroft
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195053362

ISBN-13: 9780195053364

Pub. Date: 11/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This wide-ranging volume presents an in-depth picture of adolescent sexuality and behavior. As perhaps the most vital period in human development, adolescence is a time of complex, often difficult interactions between diverse influences. Here, nineteen scientists representing ten disciplines explore the biological, psychological, and cultural factors involved in

Overview

This wide-ranging volume presents an in-depth picture of adolescent sexuality and behavior. As perhaps the most vital period in human development, adolescence is a time of complex, often difficult interactions between diverse influences. Here, nineteen scientists representing ten disciplines explore the biological, psychological, and cultural factors involved in the onset of puberty and its associated emotional changes. Patterns of adolescent sexual behavior are viewed in cross-cultural perspective, psychiatric disorders are considered, and trends in adolescent sexual activity, contraception, and pregnancy are described. Key legal and social dilemmas are also explored. This is the third volume in a groundbreaking series from the Kinsey Institute, which has as its aim the study of topics relating to sex, gender, and reproduction that require an interdisciplinary approach. Previous volumes in the series include Homosexuality/Heterosexuality and Masculinity/Femininity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195053364
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Series:
Kinsey Institute Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, John Bancroft
PART I: Interaction of Biological and Environmental Factors in Adolescence and Puberty
1. Factors Controlling the Onset of Puberty in Primates, Judy Cameron
2. The Onset of Human Puberty—Biological and Environmental Factors, Nancy J. Hopwood
3. Biological and Social Influences on the Endocrinology of Puberty: Some Additional Considerations, June M. Reinisch and Stephanie A. Sanders
4. A Comparative Primate Perspective on Adolescence, Leonard A. Rosenblum
5. Hormonal and Social Determinants of Adolescent Sexual Initiation, J. Richard Udry
6. Hormones and Behavior at Puberty, George P. Chrousos and Editha D. Nottleman
7. Changing Patterns of Psychiatric Disorders Over Adolescence, Michael Rutter
8. Mood Changes During Adolescence, Robert T. Rubin
PART II: Social and Cultural Aspects of Adolescent Sexuality
9. Emerging and Submerging Adolescent Sexuality: Culture and Sexual Orientation, Mary Hotvedt
10. Social Support/Pressure and Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Jan E. Trost
11. Factors Affecting Adolescents: Have They Changed in 40 Years?, Gail Wyatt
12. The Impact of Socio-Cultural Influences in Adolescent Sexual Development: Further Considerations, John Bancroft
13. Trends in Adolescent Sexual Activity, Contraception and Pregnancy in the United States, Sandra L. Hofferth
14. Cultural Influences on Adolescents' Reproductive Behavior, Jacqueline Dorroch Forrest
15. Legal and Social Dilemmas of Adolescent Sexuality, Hymann Rodman, with Commentary by Harriet Pilpel
16. Adolescence and Puberty: An Overview of the Symposium, Malcolm Potts

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