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Coming of Age

The Neurobiology and Psychobiology of Puberty and Adolescence
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Coming of Age by Cheryl L. Sisk
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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?

Author Biography

Cheryl L. Sisk is University Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on hormonal influences of brain and behavioral development during puberty and adolescence. She has a long-standing interest in graduate education and research training as well as professional development of trainees and early-stage academic researchers. Russell D. Romeo is the Tow Associate Professor of the Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior Program at Barnard College, Columbia University. His research examines the impact of stress on the development of neural circuits important in emotional reactivity, and the effects of pubertal maturation on brain and behavior.
Release date NZ
December 6th, 2019
Audience
  • Professional & Vocational
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
40 illus.
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
232
Dimensions
160x244x19
ISBN-13
9780195314373
Product ID
31440462

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