I. INTRODUCTION, HISTORY, AND GENERAL ISSUES.
The History of Adolescence.
The Storm and Stress Debate.
The Concept of Emerging Adulthood.
II. BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS.
Effects of the Timing of Puberty.
III. COGNITIVE FOUNDATIONS.
The Development of Social Cognition.
IV. CULTURAL BELIEFS.
Religious Beliefs in Emerging Adulthood.
Gender Socialization in Girls' Teen Magazines.
VI. THE SELF.
Variations in Ethnic Identity.
VII. FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS.
How Leaving Home Influences Relations With Parents.
VIII. FRIENDS AND PEERS.
The Complex World of Peer Crowds.
IX. DATING, LOVE, AND SEXUALITY.
When Love is Betrayed.