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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/17/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Adolescence, by Ian McMahan, combines rigorous, scientific coverage of adolescent development research with a scholarly yet enjoyable narrative style that is rarely found in textbooks. The table of contents follows an ecological systems framework to show how individual teens both affect and are affected by their families, peers, schools, and society.Adolescencealso employs unique pedagogy to ensure students practice active learning and deep processing, focus on the practical applications of what they are studying, think critically and become educated consumers of the research Two overarching themes are explored throughout this text: 1. Adolescent development involves individual, social and cultural systems. 2. Positive adolescent development is the norm, though the media and research frequently concentrate on adolescent problems. *Starting spring 2010, MyVirtualTeen will be included within MyDevelopmentKit for this book. My Virtual Teenis an interactive web-based simulation that allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18, with a specific focus on the teenage years, and monitor the effects of your parenting decisions over time. This engaging website lets you apply the key concepts that you are learning in your adolescent development class. And just like in real life, certain unplanned events will be presented to you. Click here for a brief walkthrough video: www.youtube.com/pearsonpsych

Author Biography

Ian McMahan graduated from Princeton and received the Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the City University Graduate School. His doctoral dissertation won the James McKeen Cattell Prize, and his research papers have appeared in prestigious journals. Ian has also had an active writing career. His books include a novel, Footwork; the Microkid Mysteries for children; Get It Done!; Secrets of the Pharaohs; and many volumes in the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series of mysteries.

Table of Contents

Adolescence: Past, Present, and Future
Adolescence in Theory and Research
Adolescent Changes
Puberty and Physical Development
Cognitive Changes
Adolescent Contexts
School and Work
Community, Culture and Media
Adolescent Issues
Adolescent Problems And Prospects
Positive Prospects
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