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Author Sisk, Cheryl L., author.

Title Coming of age : the neurobiology and psychobiology of puberty and adolescence / Cheryl L. Sisk, Russell D. Romeo
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (202 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Puberty : it started with a little kiss... -- Remodeling the adolescent brain : what's in the tool box? -- Remodeling the adolescent brain : from local to global -- Executive function : what were you thinking? -- Puberty, hormones, and the social brain -- Stress and the adolescent brain : the perfect storm -- Drugs and the adolescent brain : eggs anyone? -- Puberty and adolescence in a life-span context
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 paediatric 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 behavioural development. Important social and ethical questions are raised including: Why does puberty continue to occur at a younger age? Why does teenage behaviour embrace risk and volatility?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 05, 2020)
Subject Adolescent psychology.
Psychology, Adolescent.
Adolescent psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Romeo, Russell D., author.
ISBN 0190669063