Journal article

Neural correlates of self-evaluation in relation to age and pubertal development in early adolescent girls

Marjolein EA Barendse, Danielle Cosme, John C Flournoy, Nandita Vijayakumar, Theresa W Cheng, Nicholas B Allen, Jennifer H Pfeifer

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Early adolescence is marked by puberty, and is also a time of flux in self-perception. However, there is limited research on the neural correlates of self-evaluation in relation to pubertal development. The current study examined relationships between neural activation during self-evaluation of social traits and maturation (age and pubertal development) in a community sample of female adolescents. Participants (N = 143; age M = 11.65, range = 10.0-13.0) completed a functional MRI task in which they judged the self-descriptiveness of adjectives for prosocial, antisocial and social status-related traits. Pubertal development was based on self-report, and was also examined using morning salivar..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH107418). TWC was also supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (TL1TR002371); and DC was supported by the National Institutes of Health (F31CA232357). The funding agencies had no role in the design of the study or the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data or in writing the manuscript, apart from their financial contribution; the content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.