Developmental Psychobiology

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Edited By: George F. Michel

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 25/41 (Developmental Biology); 26/75 (Psychology)

Online ISSN: 1098-2302

Virtual Issue on Physiology and Regulatory Systems

Virtual Issue on “Physiology and Regulatory Systems”

Edited by Susan E. Swithers, Ph.D.

Developmental psychobiology is a field that aims to examine and understand the processes through which functional systems emerge during an individual’s lifespan and as they are shaped by evolutionary, cultural, social, physiological, experiential, genetic and neural influences. Papers published over the past decade in Developmental Psychobiology reflect the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of the field. The goal of the present collection is to provide a sampling of papers that inform us about the issues and approaches particularly relevant to understanding the development of physiological and regulatory systems in behavior. The collection is designed to highlight the range of approaches published in Developmental Psychobiology. The collection includes examples of multiple model species from zebrafish to humans, ages that extend from the embryonic period to beyond adolescence, and techniques that vary from assessing the roles of individual genes to the measurement of cerebral activity with fMRI. Systems examined include the HPA axis and autonomic control; maternal, social and defensive behaviors; learning and memory; and ingestive behaviors. Like any such collection, the list cannot convey the full scope of papers examining the role of development in the physiological regulation of behavioral systems that are published in Developmental Psychobiology. However, by highlighting these recent advances, we hope readers will be encouraged to consider Developmental Psychobiology as a resource of such information and as an outlet for their developmental research on the physiology and regulation of behavioral systems.

Examining the role of endogenous opioids in learned odor-stroke associations in infant rats
Tania L. Roth and Regina M. Sullivan
Volume 48, Issue 1, December 2005, pp. 71-78

Maturation of shoaling behavior is accompanied by changes in the dopaminergic and serotoninergic systems in zebrafish
Christine Buske and Robert Gerlai
EarlyView, DOI: 10.1002/dev.20571

Prenatal treatment with glucocorticoids sensitizes the hpa axis response to stress among full-term infants
Elysia Poggi Davis, Feizal Waffarn, Curt A. Sandman
Volume 53, Issue 2, March 2011, pp. 175-183

The "smellscape" of mother's breast: effects of odor masking and selective unmasking on neonatal arousal, oral, and visual responses
Sébastien Doucet, Robert Soussignan, Paul Sagot, Benoist Schaal
Volume 49, Issue 2, March 2007, pp. 129-138

Effects of alcohol and smoking during pregnancy on infant autonomic control
William P. Fifer, Sherri Ten Fingers, Mitzi Youngman, Esperanza Gomez-Gribben, Michael M. Myers,
Volume 51, Issue 3, April 2009, pp. 234-242

Isolation and the timing of mammary gland development, gonadarche, and ovarian senescence: implications for mammary tumor burden
Grechen L. Hermes, Martha K. McClintock
Volume 50, Issue 4, May 2008, pp. 353-360

Developmental changes in the functional brain responses of adolescents to images of high and low-calorie foods
William D.S. Killgore, Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd
Volume 47, Issue 4, December 2005, pp. 377-397

Intergenerational transmission of maternal behavior in rhesus macaques and its underlying mechanisms
Dario Maestripieri, Stephen G. Lindell, J. Dee Higley
Volume 49, Issue 2, March 2007, pp. 161-171

Play fighting in androgen-insensitive tfm rats: evidence that androgen receptors are necessary for the development of adult playful attack and defense
Evelyn F. Field, Ian Q. Whishaw, Sergio M. Pellis, Neil V. Watson
Volume 48, Issue 2, March 2006, pp. 111-120

Examining maternal influence on OLETF rats' early overweight: insights from a cross-fostering study
Mariana Schroder, Michael Schechter, Ester Fride, Timothy H. Moran, Aron Weller
Volume 51, Issue 4, March 2009, pp. 358-366

Sex differences in juvenile rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) agonistic screams: life history differences and effects of prenatal androgens
Michelle L. Tomaszychki, Harold Gouzoules, Kim Wall
Volume 47, Issue 4, December 2005, pp. 318-327

Hormonal and physical markers of puberty and their relationship to adolescent-typical novelty-directed behavior
Courtney S. Vetter-O’Hagen, Linda P. Spear
EarlyView, DOI: 10.1002/dev.20610