ISBN-10:
0313336873
ISBN-13:
9780313336874
Pub. Date:
03/30/2008
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Adolescents and Risk: Making Sense of Adolescent Psychology

Adolescents and Risk: Making Sense of Adolescent Psychology

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ISBN-13: 9780313336874
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2008
Series: Making Sense of Psychology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

PATRICK B. JOHNSON is Professor in the Department of Human Development and Learning at Dowling College on Long Island. Before moving to Dowling, Johnson was a senior fellow and Deputy Director of the Medical Research Division at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. He also was Senior Research Associate at the Hispanic Research Center at Fordham University where he worked on culture and alcohol abuse for over a decade.

MICHELINE S. MALOW-IROFF is Assistant Professor in the Special Education Department at Manhattanville College located in Westchester, New York. Prior to joining the faculty at Manhattanville College, Malow-Iroff was Assistant Professor at Queens College in the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department. In addition, Malow-Iroff is a certified school psychologist and worked in a preschool for children with special needs for eight years providing therapy and support to children, teachers, and parents.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Adolescent Drug Use

Chapter Three: Adolescent Gambling

Chapter Four: Adolescent Sex

Chapter Five: Adolescent Violence

Chapter Six: Adolescent Suicide

Chapter Seven: Beyond Risk: Adolescent Mental Disorders

Chapter Eight: Possible Causes of Adolescent Risk Taking

Chapter Nine: Preventing Adolescent Risk Taking

Chapter Ten: Conclusion

Index

What People are Saying About This

Lewis A. Opler

"Adolescents and Risk: Making Sense of Adolescent Psychology is a valuable source of information for policy makers, researchers, and clinicians, as well as a practical survival guide for parents/teachers/adolescents traversing the inevitable stresses and strains that come with adolescence."

Lewis A. Opler, MD, PhD., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Lawrence S. Gaines

"As I read Adolescents and Risk: Making Sense of Adolescent Psychology I found myself thinking about it from the perspective of a parent, clinical psychologist and researcher. This book can be useful and stimulating to all three groups because of what and how it presents theory and research findings about adolescent risk-taking. Most important, it presents information from studies that are phenomenological and illustrate how intentions and will are experienced. I think this is important because too often we read about risk-taking in the context of executive processes but not the experience of young decision makers. As to its method of presentation, it emphasizes developmental processes that can be verbally engaged and stimulated according to effective developmentally-sensitive interventions. Even my seventeen year old daughter found it stimulating."

Lawrence S. Gaines

"As I read Adolescents and Risk: Making Sense of Adolescent Psychology I found myself thinking about it from the perspective of a parent, clinical psychologist and researcher. This book can be useful and stimulating to all three groups because of what and how it presents theory and research findings about adolescent risk-taking. Most important, it presents information from studies that are phenomenological and illustrate how intentions and will are experienced. I think this is important because too often we read about risk-taking in the context of executive processes but not the experience of young decision makers. As to its method of presentation, it emphasizes developmental processes that can be verbally engaged and stimulated according to effective developmentally-sensitive interventions. Even my seventeen year old daughter found it stimulating."

Lawrence S. Gaines, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University

Lewis A. Opler

"Adolescents and Risk: Making Sense of Adolescent Psychology is a valuable source of information for policy makers, researchers, and clinicians, as well as a practical survival guide for parents/teachers/adolescents traversing the inevitable stresses and strains that come with adolescence."

Steven Belenko

"This important and well-written new book tackles a wide range of risk behaviors among adolescents in an engaging, thorough, and reasoned manner. The book is extremely well organized into types of risk behaviors and covers various theories of adolescent risk with clarity and a critical eye. The inclusion of gambling, often ignored in discussions of problem addictive behavior, is one of the many notable aspects of this book and represents a newly emerging problem for teens. The organization of the book allows the reader to absorb detailed information about each type of risk-taking, while making the necessary connection among the different behaviors. Drs. Johnson and Malow-Iroff succinctly illustrate programs that are effective, as well as those that have not been demonstrated to reduce adolescent risk behaviors. This valuable guide should be mandatory reading."

Steven Belenko

"This important and well-written new book tackles a wide range of risk behaviors among adolescents in an engaging, thorough, and reasoned manner. The book is extremely well organized into types of risk behaviors and covers various theories of adolescent risk with clarity and a critical eye. The inclusion of gambling, often ignored in discussions of problem addictive behavior, is one of the many notable aspects of this book and represents a newly emerging problem for teens. The organization of the book allows the reader to absorb detailed information about each type of risk-taking, while making the necessary connection among the different behaviors. Drs. Johnson and Malow-Iroff succinctly illustrate programs that are effective, as well as those that have not been demonstrated to reduce adolescent risk behaviors. This valuable guide should be mandatory reading."

Steven Belenko, Ph.D., Professor, Temple University

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