9780123055606

The Adolescent Experience

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  • ISBN13:

    9780123055606

  • ISBN10:

    0123055601

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-22
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Summary

The Adolescent Experience places the college student at the very heart of the book. The authors engage in a dialogue with the reader that is warm, caring, and often humorous as they write and share material about this time of life. The authors emphasize the role that development and society play in the lives of young people. The book has a solid research basis with a historical and multicultural focus. But most important, the book is practical and applied with the strongest prevention/health promotion material available in any basic undergraduate adolescent psychology text currently on the market. Key Features * Focuses on health promotion and illness prevention * Provides not only a U.S. but also a much needed Canadian perspective to this life stage * Involves students as participants in a long-standing inquiry into the nature of adolescence as they are introduced to the latest research in the field * Provides students with the latest practical information in subject areas like sexuality, drugs and alcohol, suicide and depression, eating disorders, crime, delinquency, and violent behavior * List server links student and/or instructor to authors * Explores the uniqueness of North America's multi-culturalism * Illustrates important concepts using literature and social history to make them tangible to students

Table of Contents

Preface
Welcome to the Study of Adolescence
Welcome to the Study of Adolescence
Theories and Research Methods
Patterns of Adolescent Development
Intellectual and Cognitive Development
Identity Development and Self-Concept
Gender Differences and Sex-Role Development
Physical Growth and Sexual Development
Influences on Adolescent Development: The Family
Peer, Leisure, and Work Experiences
Education
Dealing with Issues of Concern
Prevention and Treatment
Helping Adolescents
Intervention and Prevention
Adolescent Sexuality
Issues for Concern
Substance Use and Abuse in Adolescence
Crime and Delinquency
Eating Disorders
Depression and Suicide in Adolescence
Parting Thoughts: Of Time and Soothsaying
References
Photo Credits
Index
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