Adolescent Portraits: Identity, Relationships, and Challenges / Edition 7

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Contemporary cases in development

Adolescent Portraits illustrates the contemporary theories and research that surround adolescent development today.

The book is a compelling anthology of first-person accounts written by college students. The real-life cases included in the text represent a fascinating, diverse cross-section of contemporary adolescence and cover a variety of issues, including family and peer relationships, eating disorders, self image, illness, and disabilities.

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  • Improve Critical Thinking – First-person cases enable students to connect research to practice.
  • Explore Research – New cases have been added to reflect the most recent theories and research in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205036233
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/10/2011
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 146,463
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents





Part 1: Identity

Part 2: Relationships

Part 3: Challenges


Part 1: Identity

Values and Ideology

Case 1: Someday My Elders Will Be Proud

Case 2: Things Began to Click

Case 3: The Struggle of a Lifetime

The Self in Social Contexts

Case 4: The Hatred Within

Case 5: Una Muchacha Decente

Case 6: What If I Don’t Want to Whistle?

Case 7: In Search of My Voice


Case 8: The Girl in Me

Case 9: Falling for Someone

Part 2: Relationships


Case 10: The Family I Have

Case 11: Falling from My Pedestal

Case 12: They Said I Was Beautiful


Caser 13: Beyong the Euphoric Buzz

Case 14: Holding My Breath

Case 15: Color Blind

Part 3: Challenges

Case 16: Bad

Case 17: The Simple Beauty of a Conversation

Case 18: Forever an Awkward Adolescent

Follow-Up: David: Thirteen Years Later

Case 19: Proud of the Strength I Had

Case 20: Seeking the Best of Both Worlds

Follow-Up: Phouk: Nine Years Later

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