Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Three-Volume Set


The period of adolescence involves growth, adaptation, and dramatic reorganization in almost every aspect of social and psychological development. The Encyclopedia of Adolescence offers an exhaustive and comprehensive review of current theory and research findings pertaining to this critical decade of life. Leading scientists offer accessible and easily readable reviews of biological, social, educational, occupational, and cultural factors that shape adolescent development. Issues in normative development, ...

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The period of adolescence involves growth, adaptation, and dramatic reorganization in almost every aspect of social and psychological development. The Encyclopedia of Adolescence offers an exhaustive and comprehensive review of current theory and research findings pertaining to this critical decade of life. Leading scientists offer accessible and easily readable reviews of biological, social, educational, occupational, and cultural factors that shape adolescent development. Issues in normative development, individual differences, and psychopathology/maladjustment are reviewed. Over 130 chapters are included, each covering a specific aspect or issue of adolescence. The chapters trace differences in the course of adolescence in different nations and among youth with different backgrounds.

The encyclopedia brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including academic researchers, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts, and will include authors from around the world. Each article features an in-depth analysis of current information on the topic, along with a glossary, suggested readings for further information, and cross-references to related encyclopedia articles. The volumes offer an unprecedented resource for all audiences, providing a more comprehensive understanding of general topics comparedtoother reference works on the subject.

Available both in print and online via SciVerse Science Direct.

  • Winner of the 2011 PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference in Humanities & Social Science from the Association of American Publishers; and named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication
  • Brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts
  • Published both in print and via Elsevier'sScienceDirect™ online platform
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Editorial Reviews

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"2011 PROSE Award Winner for Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Science"

Academic Press/Elsevier Science & Technology

Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Editors-in-Chief: B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein

"Organizing any reference work is a demanding task, especially when providing a worldwide overview of what is known about adolescence. This innovative encyclopedia, organized around adolescent issues and experiences, uses a three-pronged framework for its 125 broad topical essays… The detailed index points to specific terms within the topics. The highly accomplished contributors come from all relevant disciplines and many countries. The comprehensive essays are logically presented and clearly written. They will serve as excellent introductions for a wide range of readers. This set is also available electronically on the ScienceDirect platform (CH, Sep'06, 44-0034). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."—CHOICE

Library Journal
Brown (human development, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) and Prinstein (clinical psychology, Univ. of North Carolina), along with an international list of contributors from disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, biology, sociology, anthropology, and public policy, have produced a specialized encyclopedia covering development between childhood and adulthood. The 140 signed and peer-reviewed articles are organized into thematic volumes covering normative processes in development, interpersonal and sociocultural factors, and psychopathology and nonnormative processes. Each article reviews the latest research and includes a glossary, cross-references, and further-reading suggestions; some also include relevant websites. Roger J.R. Levesque's competing Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Springer, 2012) costs $2050 for print or online access, or $2550 for both. It offers 600 entries in five volumes, and the electronic version links to articles from the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. VERDICT This wide-ranging examination of current theory and research will appeal to individuals interested in psychology, psychiatry, biology, and anthropology. It is highly recommended for academic reference collections.—Patrick Owens, Central Washington Univ. Lib., Ellensburg
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123739155
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 1294
  • Product dimensions: 13.00 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 4.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bradford Brown is Professor of Human Development and former Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received an A.B. in sociology from Princeton University and Ph.D. in human development from the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of the University of Wisconsin in 1979.
Dr. Brown's research has focused on adolescent peer relations. He is especially well known for his work on teenage peer groups and peer pressure and their influence on school achievement, social interaction pasterns, and social adjustment. He is the former Editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence and a past member of the Executive Council of the Society for Research on Adolescence. He also chaired (2006-2008) the SRA Study Group on Parental Involvement in Adolescent Peer Relations. He is the co-editor or co-author of five books, including The Development of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence (with Wyndol Furman and Candice Feiring), The World's Youth: Adolescence in 8 Regions of the Globe (with Reed Larson and T. S. Saraswathi), and Linking Parents and Family to Adolescent Peer Relations: Ethnic and Cultural Considerations (with Nina Mounts). Dr. Brown has served as a consultant for numerous groups, including the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education as well as the Board on Children, Youth and Families, and the Blue Ribbons Schools program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Mitchell J. Prinstein, Ph.D. is a Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor and the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium.
Dr. Prinstein's research examines interpersonal models of internalizing symptoms and health risk behaviors among adolescents, with a specific focus on the unique role of peer relationships in the developmental psychopathology of depression and self-injury. He is the PI on several past and active grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child and Human Development, and several private foundations. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, an editorial board member for several developmental psychopathology journals, and a member of the NIH Study Section on Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention. Mitch has received several national and university-based awards recognizing his contributions to research (American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Psychology Theodore Blau Early Career Award, Columbia University/Brickell Award for research on suicidality, APA Fellow of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), teaching (UNC Chapel Hill Tanner Award for Undergraduate Teaching), and professional development of graduate students (American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Raymond D. Fowler Award).

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Table of Contents

Academic Achievement

Achievement Motivation

Adolescence, Theories of

Autonomy, Development of

Body Image

Brain Development

Career Development

Cognitive Development


Decision Making

Disabilities, Physical

Driving Behavior

Transitions into Adolescence

Transitions to Adulthood

Emotional Development

Executive Function

Gender issues


History of Adolescence

Hormones and Behavior

Identity Development


Literacy & Reading Behavior


Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation)

Metacognition and Selfregulation

Moral Development


Music and Adolescence

Nutrition, Diet, and Eating Behavior

Personality /Temperament

Physical Attractiveness


Research Methods


Self Concept

Self Esteem

Sexual Orientation


Social Cognition

Social Intelligence


Stages of Adolescence


Bullying and Victimization

Civic and Political Engagement

Cultural Influences on Adolescent Development

Discrimination, Racial and Ethnic



Ethnic Identity

Family Organization

Family Relations

Foster Care



Gender Roles

Globalization and Adolescence

High School

Home Environment


Immigrant Issues

Initiation Ceremonies and Rites of Passage

Internet Use and Electronic Technology

Legal System


Media, Influence of

Mentor Relationships

Middle School

Neighborhood Influences

Out-of-School Activities

Parent - Child Relationship

Parenting Practices/Style

Peer Influence

Peer Relationships

Popularity and Social Status


Religious involvement

Romantic Relationships

Schools and Schooling

School-to-Work Transitions

Sex Education

Sexual Behavior

Sibling relations

DELETED -Social Change

Social Skills

Social Support


Sports Participation

Teen Parenting

Vocational Training

Addictions in Adolescence


Alcohol Use

Anxiety Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Autism and Aspergers


Bipolar Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Chromic illness

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Depression and Depressive Disorders

Developmental psychopathology

Disruptive Behaviors

Eating Disorders

Emotional Disregulation


Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents

Adolescent Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs)



Modes of intervention

Modes of prevention

Multisystemic Family Therapy

Nonsuicidal self-injury


Dating Abuse

Personality Disorders


Pregnancy in Adolescence

Psychopathology, Theories of

Risk-Taking Behavior

Risky sexual behaviors

Runaway Teens


Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sleep Patterns and Challenges



Tobacco use

Aggression and Violence

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