Biosocial models of adolescent problem behaviors.

  title={Biosocial models of adolescent problem behaviors.},
  author={J. Richard Udry},
  journal={Social biology},
  volume={37 1-2},
This paper develops a biosocial model of adolescent age-graded norm violations ("problem behaviors"), combining a traditional social control model with a biological model using steroid hormones. Subjects were 101 white boys drawn from the 8th-, 9th-, and 10th-grade rosters of selected public schools, and ranging in age from 13 to 16. Subjects completed self-administered questionnaires and provided blood samples which were assayed for the behaviorally relevant hormones. Boys' problem behavior… CONTINUE READING