I. INTRODUCTION, HISTORY, AND GENERAL ISSUES.
The History of Adolescence.
The Storm and Stress Debate.
The Concept of Emerging Adulthood.
II. BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS.
Puberty Rituals in Melanesia.
Effects of the Timing of Puberty.
III. COGNITIVE FOUNDATIONS.
Understanding Deception and Sarcasm.
The Development of Social Cognition.
IV. CULTURAL BELIEFS.
Cultural Beliefs Among Immigrant Adolescents.
Religious Beliefs in Emerging Adulthood.
Requirements for Manhood in an East African Culture.
Gender Socialization in Girls' Teen Magazines.
VI. THE SELF.
The Complexity of the Self in Adolescence.
Variations in Ethnic Identity.
VII. FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS.
Adolescents' Family Relationships in India.
How Leaving Home Influences Relations With Parents.
VIII. FRIENDS AND PEERS.
Popularity and Unpopularity in Middle School.
The Complex World of Peer Crowds.
IX. DATING, LOVE, AND SEXUALITY.
Learning the Ways of Romance.
When Love is Betrayed.
Ethnic Differences in School Performance.
How College Affects Students.
The Costs and Benefits of Employment in Adolescence.
Cross-National Variation in the Post-High School Transition to Work.
Media Use Among Moroccan Adolescents.
Media Use in Adolescents' Bedrooms.
Alcohol Use in College.
Adolescent Problems in the East and the West.