SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Growth Among Infants and Preschoolers in India

Description: The researchers investigated physical growth and development in early childhood in India, a developing nation with substantial economic inequality. Maternal education and aspects of the home environment helped offset the negative impact of poverty on child development.

Journal Article 2: Attachment, Stress, and Menarche

Description: This investigation found that secure attachment buffered the stressful effects of early-onset puberty among girls.

Journal Article 3: Does the Timing of Menarche Affect the Choice of College Major?

Description: The authors found that early-maturing girls were less likely than their later-maturing counterparts to pursue STEM majors in college. This result supports the hypothesis that postpubertal feminization contributes to women’s avoidance of STEM fields.