Adolescent Portraits: Identity, Relationships, and Challenges / Edition 3

Adolescent Portraits: Identity, Relationships, and Challenges / Edition 3

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Adolescent Portraits: Identity, Relationships, and Challenges / Edition 3

Adolescent Portraits is a compelling anthology of first-person accounts written by college students that illustrate the contemporary theories and research that surround adolescent development today. These real-life cases represent a fascinating, diverse cross-section of contemporary adolescence and cover a variety of issues, including family and peer relationships, eating disorders, self image, illness, and disabilities.

Features: A multicultural approach makes this book both unique and relevant to a diverse undergraduate population, as students read about the development of lives both similar to and quite dissimilar from their own. Six new cases, some highlighting racial and ethnic identity, enable a deeper understanding of the issues. New follow-up reflections, written by the original case writers several years after they wrote the original, keep the book current and up-to-date while also helping students understand adolescence as a stage in the life cycle.

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ISBN-13: 9780205277797
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 06/25/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Cases Categorized by Theme     viii
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Overview     1
Identity     7
Values and Ideology
Someday My Elders Will Be Proud     15
Things Began to Click     28
The Struggle of a Lifetime     43
The Self in Social Contexts
The Hatred Within     55
Una Muchacha Decente     69
What If I Don't Want to Whistle?     84
In Search of My Voice     98
The Girl in Me     115
Falling for Someone     129
Relationships     141
The Family I Have     146
Falling from My Pedestal     161
They Said I Was Beautiful     177
Beyond the Euphoric Buzz     189
Holding My Breath     203
Color-Blind     217
Challenges     229
Bad     237
The Simple Beauty of a Conversation     248
Forever an Awkward Adolescent     262
Follow-up David: Thirteen Years Later     272
Proud of the Strength I Had     278
Seeking the Best of Both Worlds     287
Follow-up Phuoc: Nine YearsLater     303
Contributors     311
Bibliography     313

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