The Nature of Adolescence Book

The Nature of Adolescence

  • Author : John C. Coleman
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 0415198984

The Nature of Adolescence Book Description :

The book provides an eclectic, balanced overview of research on normal adolescent development, discussion of the impact of social issues on adolsecents, chapters on anti-social behaviour, health, coping an adjustment, politics and participation, an emphasis on issues of gender and race, and implications for practice.

Adolescence  A Very Short Introduction Book

Adolescence A Very Short Introduction

  • Author : Peter K. Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199665563

Adolescence A Very Short Introduction Book Description :

Adolescence is a turbulent period to live through, and a time of importance and concern to parents, teachers, and social workers. Marking the transition from the world of childhood to adult life, the adolescent faces many challenges and opportunities, including forming their own identity, relating to often conflicting demands from parents and peers, and negotiating first romantic relationships. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter K. Smith provides an engaging and informative overview of what we know and what we are learning about adolescence. Including both a guide to the classical research that has informed our knowledge, as well as the results of the modern research into the contemporary adolescent experience, Smith examines a number of aspects of adolescence, including the cultural and historical context, the biological changes to the adolescent brain, and the controversies that adolescence brings. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Company They Keep Book
Score: 5
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The Company They Keep

  • Author : William M. Bukowski
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-03-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 0521627257

The Company They Keep Book Description :

Friendship is one of life's most essential and rewarding forms of interaction--a feature of every culture that most persons experience daily. While most research efforts on friendship have concentrated on such issues as peer acceptance and dyadic properties, there has been little exploration of friendship's role in a child's social and emotional growth. The Company They Keep provides a forum in which a group of internationally recognized scholars presents the major conceptual issues, themes, goals, methodological strategies and findings from their research on friendship. Contributors explore a variety of topics, including cultural variations in childrens' and adolescents' friendships, the association between friendship and cognitive and personality development, the effect of friendship on adjustment, and the links between experience within the family and relationships with friends.

The End of Adolescence Book

The End of Adolescence

  • Author : Professor Philip Graham
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 0198526245

The End of Adolescence Book Description :

On television, in the newspapers, even in textbooks of psychology, the teen years are portrayed as 'bad news'. Adolescents are seen as moody, rebellious, promiscuous, immature, aggressive and lazy. This controversial new book puts forward an entirely new way of looking at adolescence. It will be of great value to parents of teenagers and those whose children are just about to become teenagers, as well as teachers, psychologists, and anyone whose work brings them in touch with young people.

Adolescence Book


  • Author : Benjamin B. Wolman
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 0313303118

Adolescence Book Description :

Integrating diverse scientific data, this book relates the biological versus psychosocial aspects of adolescence. Relevant data from scientific literature have been pulled together into a systematic presentation of the biological and psychosocial issues of contemporary adolescence. Part I describes the biological and sociopsychological developmental processes; Part II focuses on the special problems of contemporary adolescents; Part III analyzes the causes of the problems and discusses tentative remedies. Written for psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, and anthropologists.

Adolescence Book


  • Author : Laurence D. Steinberg
  • Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Adolescence
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015007066668

Adolescence Book Description :

The Art of Childhood and Adolescence Book
Score: 5
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The Art of Childhood and Adolescence

  • Author : John Matthews
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 0750707658

The Art of Childhood and Adolescence Book Description :

The Art of Childhood and Adolescence is composed of completely new research on the development of representational thinking from infancy through to adolescence. It makes an important contribution to the theory of children's development and to practitioners' understanding, as well as suggesting new paths of inquiry. The book draws on highly detailed longitudinal studies, conducted over 24 years (20 in London and 4 in Singapore). Line drawings and photographs are used to illustrate important concepts. Matthews, highly respected internationally, also sheds light on current debates, such as the opposition of culturally specific and universal development in children the world over.

Age of Opportunity Book
Score: 4
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Age of Opportunity

  • Author : Laurence Steinberg
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544279773

Age of Opportunity Book Description :

A leading expert on adolescence cites new research and describes how to raise happy, successful kids by helping parents navigate this challenging, but developmentally crucial, time through strategies that instill self-control during the teenage years. 25,000 first printing.

The Growth of Logical Thinking from Childhood to Adolescence Book
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The Growth of Logical Thinking from Childhood to Adolescence

  • Author : Bärbel Inhelder
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 041521002X

The Growth of Logical Thinking from Childhood to Adolescence Book Description :

This book has two aims: to set forth a description of changes in logical operations between childhood and adolescence and to describe the formal structures that mark the completion of the operational development of intelligence. To tie these together the authors have tried to present the material in a way that would stress the close relationship between the two. Each of the first fifteen chapters (Parts I and II) includes an experimental part by the first author and a brief final analysis by the second author. This analysis aims to isolate the formal or propositional structures found in each case. Chapters 16 and 17 (beginning of Part III) are the work of the second author, whereas Chapter 18 is a joint production. In addition, the specific problems of experimental induction analyzed from a functional standpoint (as distinguished from the present structural analysis) will be the subject of a special work by the first author. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).

Identity in Adolescence Book

Identity in Adolescence

  • Author : Jane Kroger
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 0415281075

Identity in Adolescence Book Description :

Fully updated to include the most recent research and theoretical developments in the field, the third edition of Identity in Adolescence examines the two way interaction of individual and social context in the process of identity formation. Setting the developmental tradition in context, Jane Kroger begins by providing a brief overview of the theoretical approaches to adolescent identity formation currently in use. This is followed by a discussion of five developmental models which reflect a range of attempts from the oldest to among the most recent efforts to describe this process and include the work of Erik Erikson, Peter Blos, Lawrence Kohlberg, Jane Loevinger, and Robert Kegan. Although focussing on each theorist in turn, this volume also goes on to compare and integrate the varied theoretical models and research findings and sets out some of the practical implications for social response to adolescents. Different social and cultural conditions and their effect on the identity formation process are also covered as are contemporary contextual, narrative, and postmodern approaches to understanding and researching identity issues. The book is ideal reading for students of adolescence, identity and developmental psychology.