The Teen-ing Project

The Teen-ing Project

23 de March de 2018 teen-ing 0
This is a Portal that includes information on a research project on adolescent behavior supported by FAPESP, hosted by the Graduate Programme in Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, in Brazil.
Aims: the main objective of the Teen-ing project are to relate changes in behavioral self-regulation during adolescence with pubertal development.
By self-regulation we mean cool abilities, such as executive functions, and hot abilities, such as various types of impulsivity, risk taking and delay aversion.
Pubertal development will be assessed by a latent variable obtained from self-assessement (e.g. Pubertal Developme Scale), salivar testosterone and DHEA, kisspeptin measured in urine and others.
Various bio-psycho-social moderating and mediating measures will also be considered, such as socioeconomic status, allostatic load, mood, self-esteem, mastery, etc.
Biological variables include measures of the functioning of the immune system, cardiovascular risk, among others. All these will be obtained by non-invasive means (i.e., saliva, urine, hair samples) and point-of-care equipment that uses capillary blood.

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