The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture / Edition 9

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The Adolescent offers an eclectic, exciting approach to the study of adolescence, presenting both psychological and sociological viewpoints as well as educational, demographic, and economic data. This text discusses not just one theory on the subject, but many, and outlines the contributions, strengths, and weaknesses of each. The authors also take into consideration current and important topics such as ethnic identity formation, gender issues, the Internet, effects of single-parent families, etc. The result is a treatment of the adolescent that offers current scholarship as well as an understanding of what it means to be an adolescent today.
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Substantially revised and expanded edition of an introductory text first published in 1975 and most recently in 1990. The publisher is to be congratulated for adopting the use of recycled, non-acidic paper, even in texts not expected to retain value for their content over a great number of years; the environment is more gently treated, and paper manufacturers are encouraged in the right direction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205276172
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 517
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Adolescents in social context 1
2 Adolescents in theoretical context 23
3 Adolescent diversity : socioeconomic status and ethnicity 47
4 Body issues : sexual maturation and physical growth 77
5 Body issues : health behaviors and attitudes 99
6 Traditional approaches to cognitive development : Piaget and Elkind 121
7 New approaches to cognitive development : information processing, decision making, and assessment issues 141
8 Self-concept, identity, ethnicity, and gender 165
9 Sexual values and behavior 193
10 Adolescents and their families 231
11 Divorced, parent-absent, and blended families 255
12 Social development : the changing nature of friendship and romance 277
13 Adolescent society, culture, and subculture 309
14 The development of moral values 331
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