Surging Hormones: Brain-Behavior Interactions During Puberty.

  title={Surging Hormones: Brain-Behavior Interactions During Puberty.},
  author={Jiska S. Peper and Ronald E. Dahl},
  journal={Current directions in psychological science},
  volume={22 2},
In this paper we discuss the surging hormones of puberty and their influences on adolescent behavior. We describe why these issues represent an interesting and important area of investigation, emphasizing their contributions to a specific set of developmental processes at the heart of the transition from childhood to adolescence. We briefly review the neuroendocrine underpinnings of human puberty. Our review focuses on evidence for behavioral (and neurobehavioral) effects of gonadal hormones… CONTINUE READING

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