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Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter analyzes the hormonal influences on brain plasticity during the prepubertal period, puberty, and adolescence. It begins by describing some examples of brain plastic changes associated ... More


Decision Making, Dating, and Mate Selection Expectations

West Stevens Joyce

in Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195121643
eISBN:
9780199865383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121643.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter investigates questions of pubertal development noting that age marks key transitions relative to cognitive processes, socioemotional processes, and reproductive maturity. Unquestionably, ... More


A Foolish, Passionate Man: Margot Ruddock and Ethel Mannin

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats's poetic engine could run on fumes for only so long. In April 1934, feeling that ‘he had lost all inspiration,’ Yeats dramatically evidenced his conviction of the erotic element in creativity ... More


Childhood, Sexuality, and the Novel

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines novels in England during the 19th century which dealt with the physiological transformations of female puberty. These include Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls by Juliana Ewing, ... More


Coming of Age: The Neurobiology and Psychobiology of Puberty and Adolescence

Cheryl L. Sisk and Russell D. Romeo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195314373
eISBN:
9780197507094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195314373.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology

The purpose of this book is to explore the neurobiology and psychobiology underlying puberty and adolescence. It tells the story of how contemporary neuroscience has come to make significant ... More


Reproductive Rites and Wrongs: Lessons from American Indian Religious Traditions, Historical Experience, and Contemporary Life

MARY C. CHURCHILL

in Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160017
eISBN:
9780199849611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160017.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the history and contemporary experience of Native American Indians, and the contribution of Native philosophies and religious practices to the question of population growth. It ... More


Reproduction

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

in The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The reproductive anatomy of weasels is generally simple, but its functioning is complex and with surprising differences between the three species. Ovulation is induced by prolonged intromission, so ... More


Understanding adolescent development in the context of child sexual exploitation

John Coleman

in Child Sexual Exploitation: Why Theory Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447351412
eISBN:
9781447352266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447351412.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter considers a theoretical framework — lifespan developmental theory — which can assist in shedding light on the processes underlying human development. Lifespan development theory is an ... More


Breaking the back of love: attachment goes neuro-molecular

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

in Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores how attachment theory is increasingly going ‘under the skin’, looking for fundamental biological mechanisms to explain behaviours and consequences. Attachment scholars and ... More


Sexual practices in childhood

Corinne May-Chahal and Emma Kelly

in Online Child Sexual Victimisation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447354505
eISBN:
9781447354512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447354505.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses how childhood sexuality has been researched in historical, clinical, and academic studies outside the rapid evidence assessment (REA). It finds that, first, recognition of ... More


Tropical Exceptions: Imperial Hierarchies, Climate, and Race

Ashwini Tambe

in Defining Girlhood in India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042720
eISBN:
9780252051586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042720.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The book’s first chapter delves into the geopolitics of knowledge production about human puberty, asking, “At what age do girls gain the maturity to make sexual choices?” The chapter explores how the ... More


Fecundity and Fertility

Germaine M. Buck Louis

in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Human fecundity and fertility comprise the research domains of reproductive epidemiology and each has a spectrum of outcomes suitable for epidemiologic study. Fecundity outcomes in either or both ... More


Vascular and metabolic function across the life course

Debbie A Lawlor and Rebecca Hardy

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The pathophysiological process of atherosclerosis, which ultimately leads to cardiovascular disease, begins in childhood and young adulthood. This chapter describes the life course trajectories in ... More


Power: Claims and Counterclaims

Marilyn Strathern

in The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is concerned to dismantle the concreteness of certain other anthropological metaphors that are so often ascribed to the minds of Melanesian participants. It introduces the argument that ... More


Stress and mental health in adolescence: interrelationship and time trends

Ann Hagell, Seija Sandberg, and Robert Macdonald

in Changing Adolescence: Social Trends and Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301042
eISBN:
9781447307242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301042.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter asks whether the increase in adolescent mental health problems has been accompanied by an increase in stress. Commentators have tended to use the evidence of rising levels of anxiety and ... More


• Marriage: Women in India

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the marriage of women in India. Puberty rites for girls tend to be transmitted orally from women to women, not written in any book. To show how such traditions work, the ... More


Introduction

Cheryl L. Sisk and Russell D. Romeo

in Coming of Age: The Neurobiology and Psychobiology of Puberty and Adolescence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195314373
eISBN:
9780197507094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195314373.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 1 provides the context and conceptual framework for the authors’ approach to thinking about the science of puberty and adolescence. The overarching principle is that the transition from ... More


Female Reproductive Function

Sergio R. Ojeda

in Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199744121
eISBN:
9780197563045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199744121.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Endocrinology and Diabetes

The production of germ cells is essential for the continuation of a species. In the female this function is accomplished by the ovaries. In addition, the ovaries secrete steroids and nonsteroidal ... More


Gender, Health, and the Problem of “Precocious Puberty” in Meiji Japan

Izumi Nakayama

in Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390908
eISBN:
9789888455096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390908.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Mishima Michiyoshi, a Japanese pioneer of school hygiene, believed that Japanese children experienced precocious puberty, resulting in underdeveloped and inferior physical stature in comparison to ... More


Human Pregnancy in Mythology and in Real Life

John C. Avise

in Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160605
eISBN:
9780231531450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160605.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes human pregnancy in fact, as well as in mythologies and cultural traditions. Various discussions about human pregnancy are based on real-life events—from conception to embryo ... More


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