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Adolescence, 8th edition by Laurence Steinberg has been thoroughly updated to reflect current findings in the field of adolescent development. In this edition, the author continues to utilize the effective combination of a friendly writing style, thorough research and a contextual approach that emphasizes adolescence in contemporary society. The text's careful organization ensures maximum teaching flexibility that allows the chapters to work together or be covered in sequence or stand alone. Ethnicity and minority issues are thoroughly discussed in a way that enables students to see how the adolescent experience is shaped by class and culture. The strong pedagogical framework helps students organize and integrate material.Adolescence, 8th edition, is based on solid research and theory, yet it has a distinctively "real world" feel that emphasizes the reality of being an adolescent in today's society.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Study of Adolescent Development|
|A Multidisciplinary Approach to Adolescence|
|The Boundaries of Adolescence|
|A Framework for Studying Adolescent Development|
|Theoretical Perspectives on Adolescence|
|Stereotypes Versus Scientific Study|
|The Fundamental Changes of Adolescence|
|Puberty: An Overview|
|Timing and Tempo of Puberty|
|The Psychological and Social Impacts of Puberty|
|Physical Health and Health Care in Adolescence|
|Changes in Cognition|
|Theoretical Perspectives on Adolescent Thinking|
|The Adolescent Brain|
|Individual Differences in Intelligence in Adolescence|
|Adolescent Thinking in Context|
|Social Redefinition and Psychosocial Development|
|The Elongation of Adolescence|
|Adolescence as a Social Invention|
|Changes in Status|
|The Process of Social Redefinition|
|The Transition into Adulthood in Contemporary Society|
|The Influence of Neighborhood Conditions on Adolescent Development|
|The Contexts of Adolescence|
|Is Conflict Between Teenagers and Parents Inevitable?|
|Family Relationships at Adolescence|
|Family Relationships and Adolescent Development|
|Behavioral Genetics and Adolescent Development|
|The Adolescent’s Family in a Changing Society|
|The Importance of the Family in Adolescent Development|
|The Origins of Adolescent Peer Groups in Contemporary Society|
|The Adolescent Peer Group: A Problem or a Necessity?|
|The Nature of Adolescent Peer Groups|
|Adolescents and Their Crowds|
|Adolescents and Their Cliques|
|Popularity and Rejection in Adolescent Peer Groups|
|The Peer Group and Psychosocial Development|
|The Broader Context of Secondary Education|
|The Social Organization of Schools|
|Beyond High School|
|Schools and Adolescent Development|
|Work, Leisure, and the Mass Media|
|Adolescents’ Free Time in Contemporary Society|
|Adolescents and Work|
|Adolescents and Leisure|
|Adolescents and the Mass Media|
|Free Time and Adolescent Development|
|Psychosocial Development During Adolescence|
|Identity as an Adolescent Issue|
|Changes in Self-Conceptions|
|Changes in Self-Esteem|
|The Adolescent Identity Crisis|
|Research on Identity Development|
|The Development of Ethnic Identity|
|Autonomy as an Adolescent Issue|
|The Development of Emotional Autonomy|
|The Development of Behavioral Autonomy|
|The Development of Value Autonomy|
|Intimacy as an Adolescent Issue|
|Theoretical Perspectives on Adolescent Intimacy|
|The Development of Intimacy in Adolescence|
|Dating and Romantic Relationships|
|Intimacy and Psychosocial Development|
|Sexuality as an Adolescent Issue|
|How Sexually Permissive Is Contemporary Society?|
|Sexual Activity During Adolescence|
|The Sexually Active Adolescent|
|Teenage Pregnancy and Childbearing|
|Achievement as an Adolescent Issue|
|Achievement Motives and Beliefs|
|Environmental Influences on Achievement|
|Psychosocial Problems in Adolescence|
|Some General Principles About Problems in Adolescence|
|Psychosocial Problems: Their Nature and Covariation|
|Substance Use and Abuse|
|Stress and Coping|
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