Biological Measures of Human Experience across the Lifespan

Making Visible the Invisible

Editors: Sievert, Lynnette Leidy, Brown, Daniel E. (Eds.)

  • ​​Examines how social scientists and human biologists measure a wide range of phenomena across the lifespan
  • Discusses various phenomena experienced throughout the human lifespan​
  • Takes a broad approach to the discussion of measuring human experience
  • Discusses the variability in the relationship between self-reports and biological markers​
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This volume explores methods used by social scientists and human biologists to understand fundamental aspects of human experience. It is organized by stages of the human lifespan: beginnings, adulthood, and aging. Explored are particular kinds of experiences - including pain, stress, activity levels, sleep quality, memory, and menopausal hot flashes - that have traditionally relied upon self-reports, but are subject to inter-individual differences in self-awareness or culture-based expectations. The volume also examines other ways in which normally “invisible” phenomena can be made visible, such as the caloric content of foods, blood pressure, fecundity, growth, nutritional status, genotypes, and bone health. All of the chapters in this book address the means by which social scientists and human biologists measure subjective and objective experience.

 

About the authors

Lynnette Leidy Sievert is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has international recognition for her cross-cultural studies of women at mid-life. Her work includes both quantitative and qualitative measures, and her human biology background has enabled her to integrate biological and anthropological approaches to understanding this critical period in women’s lives. She is an elected Fellow of the AAAS, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Human Biology Association and on the Board of Trustees of the North American Menopause Society. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, and Menopause: A Biocultural Perspective, published by Rutgers University Press in 2006. 
Daniel E. Brown is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He has utilized self-reports and biological markers of stress in his studies on immigration and ethnic health disparities. He is the former President of the Human Biology Association and an elected Fellow of the AAAS. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scholarly articles, as well as coauthor of Fundamentals of Human Ecology (1998) and author of Human Biological Diversity: An Introduction to Human Biology (2010), both published by Prentice-Hall.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Making Visible the Invisible

    Brown, Daniel E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

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  • Calibrating the Next Generation: Mothers, Early Life Experiences, and Reproductive Development

    Pike, Ivy L.

    Pages 13-27

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  • Baby-Lag: Methods for Assessing Parental Tiredness and Fatigue

    Rudzik, Alanna E. F. (et al.)

    Pages 29-46

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  • The Lived Experience of Growing

    Lampl, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 47-66

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  • Physical Activity and Inactivity Among Children and Adolescents: Assessment, Trends, and Correlates

    Malina, Robert M. (et al.)

    Pages 67-101

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Measures of Human Experience across the Lifespan
Book Subtitle
Making Visible the Invisible
Editors
  • Lynnette Leidy Sievert
  • Daniel E. Brown
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44103-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44103-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44101-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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