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The leading text for the Adolescence Psychology course,Adolescence 8th edition is the most accurate and up to date text available. Applauded by adopters as eloquently written and intelligently presented,this text bears John Santrock's trademark balance of accurate,current content for faculty and effective pedagogy for students. Included in this new edition are the most cutting edge research available and thoroughly integrated coverage of culture,ethnicity and gender,and school-related issues. For students,Santrock's student-celebrated pedagogical system has been enhanced to better help students see how the course material fits together.
Presents research in biological, cognitive & socioemotional processes/discusses moral development, etc.
John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Ed; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.
I was very interested in the course, but found the book to be a little too intense, with things not really relevant to the information I needed. The content was okay, but just a little boring. The book is overall good, though.
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