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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/13/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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
Biological Transitions
Puberty: An Overview
Somatic Development
Timing and Tempo of Puberty
The Psychological and Social Impacts of Puberty
Eating Disorders
Physical Health and Health Care in Adolescence
Cognitive Transitions
Changes in Cognition
Theoretical Perspectives on Adolescent Thinking
The Adolescent Brain
Individual Differences in Intelligence in Adolescence
Adolescent Thinking in Context
Social Transitions
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
Peer Groups
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
Classroom Climate
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
Gender-Role Development
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
Educational Achievement
Occupational Achievement
Psychosocial Problems in Adolescence
Some General Principles About Problems in Adolescence
Psychosocial Problems: Their Nature and Covariation
Substance Use and Abuse
Externalizing Problems
Internalizing Problems
Stress and Coping
Name Index
Subject Index
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