9780195314373

Coming of Age The Neurobiology and Psychobiology of Puberty and Adolescence

  • ISBN 13:

    9780195314373

  • ISBN 10:

    0195314379

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/20/2019
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Contemporary neuroscience has made remarkable strides in our understanding of the developing adolescent brain--an area of study previously reserved for developmental psychologists and pediatric endocrinologists. With an eye toward the history and future of the field, Coming of Age takes a look at the research that brought about this paradigm shift. Current advances in neuroscience have changed the way we think about everything--from how drugs and stress influence adolescent development to how hormones cause differing developmental trajectories among females and males.

Sisk and Romeo guide students and non-specialist researchers alike through the basic science of brain and behavioral development. Important social and ethical questions are raised including: Why does puberty continue to occur at a younger age? Why does teenage behavior embrace risk and volatility? When does adolescent development end? And how should our understanding of adolescent development affect the juvenile justice system?

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