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Gender Differences at Puberty : Cambridge Studies on Child and Adolescent Health - Chris Hayward

Gender Differences at Puberty

Cambridge Studies on Child and Adolescent Health

By: Chris Hayward (Editor)

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Published: 18th August 2003
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Puberty is one of the most important life transitions. There is no other period in the life cycle in which there is such significant, rapid, and simultaneous transformation in biology and social and psychological development. Change at puberty is both dramatic and universal, yet there are few researchers who study this important stage in the lifecourse. Indeed the study of the biological and psychosocial changes at puberty is relatively recent. One of the most interesting aspects of puberty is that it marks a significant separation between the genders: physically, psychologically, and socially. This book focuses on the emergence of gender difference and provides an up to date summary of interdisciplinary research in the area with contributions from an international team of leading experts in the field. Topics covered include biological aspects of puberty, body image, aggression, sexual abuse, opposite-sex relationships and the psychopathology of puberty.

Preface
Methodological concerns in puberty-related research
Sex Differences in Hormones and their Effect at Puberty
The biology of puberty: new developments in sex difference
Hormonal changes at puberty and the emergence of gender differences in internalizing disorders
Girls at Puberty
Puberty and body image
Girls' opposite-sex relationships; interactions with puberty
Aggression, psychopathology and deliquency: influences of gender and maturation. Where did all the good girls go?
Boys at Puberty
Boys at puberty: psychosocial implications
Puberty and Psychopathology
Puberty and depression
Puberty and schizophrenia
Pubertal Timing: Antecedents
Childhood sexual abuse and pubertal timing; implications for long-term psychosocial adjustment
Psychosocial factors predicting pubertal onset
Pubertal Timing: Consequences
Short-term and long-term consequences of early vs. late physical maturation in adolescents
When coming of age means coming undone: links between puberty and psychosocial adjustment among European-American and African-American girls
Puberty and Context
Puberty in context
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ISBN: 9780521001656
ISBN-10: 052100165X
Series: Cambridge Studies on Child and Adolescent Health
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: 18th August 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.39  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.57