chapter  3
21 Pages

Pubertal maturation

ByFrançoise D. Alsaker, August Flammer

This chapter aims to help you to understand puberty as a biological, psychological, and social event. It does so by considering

basic aspects of pubertal maturation in terms of hormonal, biological, and bodily changes

importance of the timing of the onset of puberty

the differential meaning of puberty for girls and boys

the complexity of the relations and interactions between the biological, psychological, and social facets of puberty.