Adolescence and Puberty

Hardcover | November 1, 1990

EditorJohn Bancroft, June Machover Reinisch

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This wide-ranging volume presents an in-depth picture of adolescent sexuality and behavior. As perhaps the most vital period in human development, adolescence is a time of complex, often difficult interactions between diverse influences. Here, nineteen scientists representing ten disciplinesexplore the biological, psychological, and cultural factors involved in the onset of puberty and its associated emotional changes. Patterns of adolescent sexual behavior are viewed in cross-cultural perspective, psychiatric disorders are considered, and trends in adolescent sexual activity,contraception, and pregnancy are described. Key legal and social dilemmas are also explored. This is the third volume in a groundbreaking series from the Kinsey Institute, which has as its aim the study of topics relating to sex, gender, and reproduction that require an interdisciplinary approach. Previous volumes in the series include Homosexuality/Heterosexuality and Masculinity/Femininity.

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This wide-ranging volume presents an in-depth picture of adolescent sexuality and behavior. As perhaps the most vital period in human development, adolescence is a time of complex, often difficult interactions between diverse influences. Here, nineteen scientists representing ten disciplinesexplore the biological, psychological, and ...

John Bancroft is at MRC Centre for Reproductive Biology, Edinburgh. June Machover Reinisch is at Director, Kinsey Institute and Professor of Psychology, Indiana University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.57 × 6.5 × 1.14 inPublished:November 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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John Bancroft: IntroductionPART I: Interaction of Biological and Environmental Factors in Adolescence and Puberty1. Judy Cameron: Factors Controlling the Onset of Puberty in Primates2. Nancy J. Hopwood: The Onset of Human Puberty--Biological and Environmental Factors3. June M. Reinisch and Stephanie A. Sanders: Biological and Social Influences on the Endocrinology of Puberty: Some Additional Considerations4. Leonard A. Rosenblum: A Comparative Primate Perspective on Adolescence5. J. Richard Udry: Hormonal and Social Determinants of Adolescent Sexual Initiation6. George P. Chrousos and Editha D. Nottleman: Hormones and Behavior at Puberty7. Michael Rutter: Changing Patterns of Psychiatric Disorders Over Adolescence8. Robert T. Rubin: Mood Changes During AdolescencePART II: Social and Cultural Aspects of Adolescent Sexuality9. Mary Hotvedt: Emerging and Submerging Adolescent Sexuality: Culture and Sexual Orientation10. Jan E. Trost: Social Support/Pressure and Adolescent Sexual Behavior11. Gail Wyatt: Factors Affecting Adolescents: Have They Changed in 40 Years?12. John Bancroft: The Impact of Socio-Cultural Influences in Adolescent Sexual Development: Further Considerations13. Sandra L. Hofferth: Trends in Adolescent Sexual Activity, Contraception and Pregnancy in the United States14. Jacqueline Dorroch Forrest: Cultural Influences on Adolescents' Reproductive Behavior15. Hymann Rodman, with Commentary by Harriet Pilpel: Legal and Social Dilemmas of Adolescent Sexuality16. Malcolm Potts: Adolescence and Puberty: An Overview of the Symposium

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"The editors of this volume clearly succeed in delivering a readable, interdisciplinary treatise with important technical information on the interface between adolescence, puberty, and sexuality. . . . an important contribution. An excellent set of readings could be extracted from it . . . tooffer a comprehensive, analytic, and challenging course." -- Gerald R. Adams, PhD. (University of Guelph), Archives of Sexual Behavior