Adolescence

Adolescence

by John W. Santrock

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Overview

The leading text for the Adolescence Psychology course,Adolescence 8th edition is the most accurate and up to date text available. Applauded by adopters as eloquently written and intelligently presented,this text bears John Santrock's trademark balance of accurate,current content for faculty and effective pedagogy for students. Included in this new edition are the most cutting edge research available and thoroughly integrated coverage of culture,ethnicity and gender,and school-related issues. For students,Santrock's student-celebrated pedagogical system has been enhanced to better help students see how the course material fits together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072900200
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Ed; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

The Historical Perspective

Today's Adolescents in the United States and Around the World

The Nature of Development

The Science of Adolescent Development

Reach Your Learning Goals


Appendix: Careers in Adolescent Development

Chapter 2: Puberty, Health, and Biological Foundations

Puberty

Health

Evolution, Heredity, and Environment

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Chapter 3: The Brain and Cognitive Development

The Brain

The Cognitive Developmental View

The Information-Processing View

The Psychometric/Intelligence View

Social Cognition

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Chapter 4: The Self, Identity, Emotion, and Personality

The Self

Identity

Emotional Development

Personality Development

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Chapter 5: Gender

Biological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on Gender

Gender Stereotypes, Similarities, and Differences

Gender-Role Classification

Developmental Changes and Junctures

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Chapter 6: Sexuality

Exploring Adolescent Sexuality

Sexual Attitudes and Behavior

Adolescent Sexual Problems

Sexual Literacy and Sex Education

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Chapter 7: Moral Development, Values, and Religion

Domains of Moral Development

Contexts of Moral Development

Values, Religions, and Cults

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Chapter 8: Families

Family Processes

Adolescents' and Emerging Adults' Relationships with their Parents

Sibling Relationships

The Changing Family in a Changing Society

Social Policy, Adolescents, and Families

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Chapter 9: Peers, Romantic Relationships, and Life Styles

Exploring Peer Relations

Adolescent Groups

Gender and Culture

Dating and Romantic Relationships

Emerging Adult Lifestyles

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Chapter 10: Schools

Approaches to Educating Students

Transitions in Schooling

The Social Contexts of Schools

Adolescents Who Are Exceptional

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Chapter 11: Achievement, Work, and Careers

Achievement

Work

Career Development

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Chapter 12: Culture

Culture, Adolescence, and Emerging Adulthood

Socioeconomic Status and Poverty

Ethnicity

The Media and Technology

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Chapter 13: Problems in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Exploring Adolescent and Emerging Adult Problems

Problems and Disorders

Interrelation of Problems and Prevention/Intervention

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