First published in 1987, Biological-Psychosocial Interactions in Early Adolescence explores the mutually - influential relations between biological and psychosocial variables as the basis for development in the early portions of the adolescent period and, in fact, across the entire life span. The volume introduces key conceptual and methodological issues that are raised by the study of biological-psychosocial interrelations. It provides key foundations for the research conducted in major laboratories in USA back in 1980s. It also provides the results from these laboratories and their progress at that time. This book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of psychology, behavioural science, and sociology.
Table of Contents
Preface: Back to the Future of the Study of Adolescent Development Preface 1. Biological-Psychosocial Interactions in Early Adolescence: An overview of the Issues Richard M. Lerner and Terryl T. Foch Part I: Conceptual and Methodological Issues 2. A Life-Span Perspective for Early Adolescence Richard M. Lerner 3. The Nature of Biological-Psychosocial Interactions: The Sample Case of Early Adolescence Anne C. Petersen 4. Behavioral Genetics and Development in Early Adolescence Robert Plomin and David W. Fulker 5. Biological-Psychosocial Interactions in Early Adolescence: A Sociological Perspective Kevin MacDonald Part II: Reports from the Major Laboratories 6. Pubertal Processes and Girls’ Psychological Adaptations J. Brooks-Gunn 7. Premature Adolescence: Neuroendocrine and Psychosocial Studies F.Comite, O.H. Pescovitz, W.A. Sonis, K. Hench, A. McNemar, R.P. Klein, D. L. Loriaux, and G.B. Cutler, Jr. 8. Pubertal Status and Psychosocial Development: Findings from the Early Adolescence Study Lisa J. Crockett and Anne C. Petersen 9. Stanford Studies of Adolescence Using the National Health Examination Survey Sanford M. Dornbusch, Ruth T. Gross, Paula Duke Duncan and Phillip L. Ritter 10. Familial Adaptation to Biological Change During Adolescence John P. Hill and Grayson N. Holmbeck 11. Early Adolescents’ Physical Organismic Characteristics and Psychosocial Functioning: Findings from the Pennsylvania Early Adolescent Transitions Study (PEATS) Kathleen Lenerz, Joseph S. Kucher, Patricia L. East, Jacqueline V. Lerner, and Richard M. Lerner 12. Individual Differences in Cognitive Ability: Are They Related to Timing of Puberty? Nora Newcombe and Judith Semon Dubas 13. Gonadal and Adrenal Hormone Correlates of Adjustment in Early Adolescence E.D. Nottelmann, E.J. Susman, J.H. Blue, G. Inoff-Germain, L.D. Dorn, D. L. Loriaux, G.B. Cutler, Jr., G.P. Chrousos 14. Predicting How a Child Will Cope with the Transition to Junior High School Roberta G. Simmons, Steven L. Carlton-Ford, and Dale A. Blyth. Author Index Subject Index
Richard M. Lerner and Terryl T. Foch