Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
- Longitudinal development of secondary sexual characteristics in girls and boys between ages 91/2 and 151/2 yearsElizabeth J Susman
Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, Health and Human Development Building, Room E 315, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:166-73. 2010....
- Psychobiology of persistent antisocial behavior: stress, early vulnerabilities and the attenuation hypothesisElizabeth J Susman
Biobehavioral Transitions Laboratory, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, E 108 Health and Human Developement Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 30:376-89. 2006..Attenuated cortisol level subsequent to early vulnerabilities is considered a risk marker for persistent antisocial behavior...
- Diurnal and seasonal cortisol, testosterone, and DHEA rhythms in boys and girls during pubertyRobert L Matchock
Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601, USA
Chronobiol Int 24:969-90. 2007..These data provide novel chronobiological information on cortisol, testosterone, and DHEA as it relates to sexual maturation and encourage further study on both normal and abnormal endocrine rhythms...
- Self-regulation and rapid weight gain in children from age 3 to 12 yearsLori A Francis
Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:297-302. 2009..Self-regulation failure, or the inability to control an impulse or behavior, has been implicated as a mechanism in the development of overweight...
- The stress response in adolescents with inattentive type ADHD symptomsWilliam T Randazzo
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 39:27-38. 2008..To investigate the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis response to a stressor in adolescents with inattentive type attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms (ADHD-I)...
- Cortisol and alpha amylase reactivity and timing of puberty: vulnerabilities for antisocial behaviour in young adolescentsElizabeth J Susman
Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, 314 Health and Human Development East, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:557-69. 2010....
- The effects of sex steroids on spatial performance: a review and an experimental clinical investigationLynn S Liben
Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
Dev Psychol 38:236-53. 2002..Spatial performance showed traditional sex differences but did not vary with levels of actively circulating sex steroids...
- Family composition and menarcheal age: anti-inbreeding strategiesRobert L Matchock
Department of Psychology, Altoona Campus, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601, USA
Am J Hum Biol 18:481-91. 2006..The present findings advance the literature as they are suggestive of putative human pheromones that modulate sexual maturation to promote gene survival and prevent inbreeding, as occurs in rodents and nonhuman primates...
- Seasonal rhythms of menarche in the United States: correlates to menarcheal age, birth age, and birth monthRobert L Matchock
Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Campus, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601, USA
Womens Health Issues 14:184-92. 2004..To examine the seasonality of menarche in a large sample of women from the United States...
- Percent body fat at age 5 predicts earlier pubertal development among girls at age 9Kirsten Krahnstoever Davison
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
Pediatrics 111:815-21. 2003..This study examines the causal direction of the relationship between weight status and pubertal timing in girls using a longitudinal sample of 183 white girls followed from ages 5 to 9...
- Morningness/eveningness, morning-to-afternoon cortisol ratio, and antisocial behavior problems during pubertyElizabeth J Susman
Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Dev Psychol 43:811-22. 2007..m. to p.m. cortisol ratios, in one case; and early pubertal timing were associated with antisocial behavior even in young adolescents, but the findings were stronger for boys than for girls...
- Work group I: developing models of healthy adolescent physical developmentElizabeth J Susman
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
J Adolesc Health 31:171-4. 2002
- Preterm infants' sympathetic arousal and associated behavioral responses to sound stimuli in the neonatal intensive care unitArash Salavitabar
College of Medicine, School of Nursing, Department of Pediatrics, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Adv Neonatal Care 10:158-66. 2010..To evaluate the utility of skin conductance (SC) as a measure of autonomic arousal to sound stimuli in preterm infants...
- Salivary alpha amylase-cortisol asymmetry in maltreated youthElana B Gordis
Department of Psychology, University at Albany, SUNY, Social Sciences 369, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222, USA
Horm Behav 53:96-103. 2008....
- Toward a psychobiologic understanding of youth health disparitiesElizabeth J Susman
J Adolesc Health 41:1-2. 2007
- Differences in endocrine parameters and psychopathology in girls with premature adrenarche versus on-time adrenarcheLorah D Dorn
Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 21:439-48. 2008..PA girls may be more vulnerable to psychopathology than on-time adrenarche girls. The challenge of future studies is to determine which PA girls are at risk for psychopathology and which are more resilient...
- Identifying risk for obesity in early childhoodPhilip R Nader
Division of Community Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
Pediatrics 118:e594-601. 2006..Our aim with this study was to assist clinicians by estimating the predictive value of earlier levels of BMI status on later risk of overweight and obesity during the middle childhood and early adolescent years...
- Asymmetry between salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase reactivity to stress: relation to aggressive behavior in adolescentsElana B Gordis
Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Social Sciences 369, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA
Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:976-87. 2006..These results support the hypothesis of Bauer et al. and underscore the importance of a multiple systems measurement approach in biosocial models of adolescent aggression...
- Differential pathways to preterm delivery for sexually abused and comparison womenJennie G Noll
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
J Pediatr Psychol 32:1238-48. 2007..These conditions have also been cited as potential sequelae of childhood abuse. Studies have linked childhood abuse to increased rates of preterm delivery but mechanisms explaining this association are unclear...