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Overview

This volume presents a balanced view of teen girls that emphasizes their strengths as well as the challenges they must meet. In Beyond Appearance: A New Look at Adolescent Girls, the contributing authors review and assess research on girls from a variety of racial and ethnic as well as socioeconomic backgrounds, searching for commonalities as well as differences.

"...explores current research on adolescent women from various ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds to find commonalities and differences in experience...offers suggestions on supporting adolescents through development."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557985828
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Ch. 1 Passage on the Wild River of Adolescence: Arriving Safely 3
I Developing the Woman in Myself 19
Introduction to Section I 21
Ch. 2 Gender Influences on Adolescent Development 25
Ch. 3 Self-Evaluations of Competence, Task Values, and Self-Esteem 53
Ch. 4 Body Image Concerns and Disordered Eating in Adolescent Girls: Risk and Protective Factors 85
II Adolescent Girls of Color: Declaring Their Place and Voice 109
Introduction to Section II 111
Ch. 5 The "Other" Adolescent Girls: Who Are They? 115
Ch. 6 Immigrant Adolescent Girls of Color: Facing American Challenges 131
Ch. 7 American-Born Asian, African, Latina, and American Indian Adolescent Girls: Challenges and Strengths 151
III To the Heart of the Matter: The Relational Lives of Adolescent Girls 175
Introduction to Section III 177
Ch. 8 Cultivating Hardiness Zones for Adolescent Girls: A Reconceptualization of Resilience in Relationships With Caring Adults 181
Ch. 9 The Others in My I: Adolescent Girls' Friendships and Peer Relations 205
Ch. 10 Female Adolescent Sexuality in Relational Context: Beyond Sexual Decision Making 227
IV Coping, Negotiating, and Problem Solving in Community Contexts 247
Introduction to Section IV 249
Ch. 11 Adolescent Girls' Experiences in School and Community Settings 253
Ch. 12 Dating Violence and Teen Prostitution: Adolescent Girls in the Justice System 277
Ch. 13 Health Care for Adolescent Girls 301
V Implications and Future Trends 327
Introduction to Section V 329
Ch. 14 Sexual Obsessions: Public Policy and Adolescent Girls 333
Ch. 15 Practice and Education Issues Related to Adolescent Girls 355
Ch. 16 Enhancing the Development of Adolescent Girls 377
App A New Look at Adolescent Girls: Strengths and Stresses 405
Author Index 433
Subject Index 455
About the Editors 463
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