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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


• 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


Epigenetics: Significance of the Gene-Environment Interface for Brain Development

Eric B. Keverne

in Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027984
eISBN:
9780262321181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027984.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Brain development in humans extends over a very lengthy time period, initially in utero and subsequently embracing attachment interactions with the mother, social interactions with peers, and the ... More


Introduction

Vivian Center Seltzer

in Peer-Impact Diagnosis and Therapy: A Handbook for Successful Practice with Adolescents

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740422
eISBN:
9780814741023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book is designed to help both readers and professionals understand adolescents better and to be better equipped to work with them. Drawing on a theoretical model called Dynamic Functional ... More


Defining and Detecting Defensive Glitches

Vivian Center Seltzer

in Peer-Impact Diagnosis and Therapy: A Handbook for Successful Practice with Adolescents

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740422
eISBN:
9780814741023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores defensive glitches and their impact on adolescent development. The category of defensive glitches includes a variety of defensive flights from unbearable psycho-emotional pain ... More


PAL Group Therapy in Action: Two Case Studies

Vivian Center Seltzer

in Peer-Impact Diagnosis and Therapy: A Handbook for Successful Practice with Adolescents

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740422
eISBN:
9780814741023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents two case studies that illustrate the structure and process of Peer Arena Lens (PAL) group therapy. Both cases involve teenage girls, one from a middle-class Latino family and ... 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


Part 1

Benjamin Kahan (ed.)

in Heinrich Kaan's "Psychopathia Sexualis" (1844): A Classic Text in the History of Sexuality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704604
eISBN:
9781501706103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704604.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter features the first half of Kaan’s Psychopathia Sexualis. It begins with examinations of sexual systems in plant and animal life, eventually narrowing the discussion down to sexual ... 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


Traumas of initiation into the Earthly City

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter takes up with two major themes of Augustine’s mature thought. 1) The world and all its accomplices are hell-bent on breaking us in, or schooling us. And 2) this is why we are able to ... More


The Afterwardsness of Trauma and the Theory of Seduction

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 begins with a tracing of the distinction between traumatic and auxiliary scenes in the cases of Katharina and Lucy R and its evolution into the concept of afterwardsness / deferred action ... More


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