ERIC Number: ED441187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Adolescent Development and the Biology of Puberty: Summary of a Workshop on New Research.
Kipke, Michele D., Ed.
On March 23 and 24, 1998, the Forum on Adolescence gathered an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners to review the state of knowledge about adolescent development at a workshop entitled "New Research on the Biology of Puberty and Adolescent Development." This workshop focused both on puberty, a set of physical changes rooted in biology that can be timed and measured, and on adolescence, a more general and gradual coming of age that occupies much of the second decade of life and is rooted in society. Participants represented diverse fields and brought to the workshop knowledge about an exceptionally wide range of research, including the fields of pediatric and adolescent medicine, public health, neuroendocrinology, behavioral genetics, anthropology, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, animal behavior and law. Participants discussed: changes in the knowledge base of adolescent development; key findings from recent studies; pressing research challenges; policy implications of the research; and messages that need to be communicated in order to mobilize the public to support the development, health, and well-being of adolescents. This booklet addresses each of these issues. It reflects the particular emphases of the workshop discussions as well as specific statements of participants. An appendix provides the workshop agenda. (Contains 39 references.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Biology, Individual Development, Puberty, Research, Well Being, Workshops
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.