The publication of this volume at this time appears particularly auspi- cious. Biological, psychological, and social change is greater during the pubertal years than at any other period since infancy. While the past two decades have witnessed a virtual explosion of productive research on the first years of life, until recently research on adolescence, and particularly on puberty and early adolescence, has lagged substantially behind. This book provides encouraging evidence that things are changing for the better. Considered separately, the individual chapters in this book include important contributions to our growing knowledge of the biological mechanisms involved in pubertal onset and subsequent changes, as well as of the psychological and social aspects of these changes, both as con- sequences and determinants. In this regard, the book clearly benefits from the breadth of disciplines represented by the contributors, includ- ing developmental endocrinology, adolescent medicine, pediatrics, psy- chology, and sociology, among others.
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 31st July 1983
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.7