Maturation (disambiguation)



Maturation is the process of becoming mature; the emergence of individual and behavioral characteristics through growth processes over time. Maturation may refer to:


Developmental psychology Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why humans grow, change, and adapt across the course of their lives. Originally concerned with infants and children, the field has expanded to include adolescence, adult development ...
* Foetal development *
Maturity (geology) In petroleum geology, the maturity of a rock is a measure of its state in terms of hydrocarbon generation. Maturity is established using a combination of geochemical and basin modelling techniques. Rocks with high total organic carbon, (termed s ...
, in petroleum geology * Maturation, as a threat to
internal validity Internal validity is the extent to which a piece of evidence supports a claim about cause and effect, within the context of a particular study. It is one of the most important properties of scientific studies and is an important concept in reason ...
of an experiment * Tissue maturation, an aspect of developmental biology ** The final stages of
cellular differentiation Cellular differentiation is the process in which a stem cell alters from one type to a differentiated one. Usually, the cell changes to a more specialized type. Differentiation happens multiple times during the development of a multicellular ...
of cells, tissues, or organs

See also

* Expiration (disambiguation) * Maturity (disambiguation) * Mature (disambiguation) {{disambiguation