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Blackwell Handbook of Adolescence

ISBN: 978-0-470-75651-5
680 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume brings together a team of leading psychologists to provide a state-of-the-art overview of adolescent development.

  • Leading experts provide cutting-edge reviews of theory and research.
  • Covers issues currently of most importance in terms of basic and/or applied research and policy formulation.
  • Discusses a wide range of topics from basic processes to problem behavior.
  • The ideal basis for a course on adolescent development or for applied professions seeking the best of contemporary knowledge about adolescents.
  • A valuable reference for faculty wishing to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.
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List of Contributors.

Introduction by the Editors.

Part I: Biological and Genetic Processes.

1. Behavior Genetics and Adolescent Development: A Review of Recent Literature (Joseph Lee Rodgers and David E. Bard).

2. Pubertal Processes and Physiological Growth in Adolescence (Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Julia A. Graber and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn).

Part II: The Social Context of Adolescence.

3. Religious Development in Adolescence (Geoffrey L. Ream and Ritch C. Savin-Williams).

4. The Family Ecology of Adolescence: A Dynamic Systems Perspective on Normative Development (Isabela Granic and Thomas J. Dishion).

5. Sports and Leisure (Steve Danish).

6. The World of Work and Careers (Fred W. Vondracek and Erik J. Porfeli).

7. Education: Junior and High School (Jacque Eccles).

8. College as a Transition to Adulthood (Marilyn J. Montgomery and James E. Côté).

Part III: Developmental Patterns and Processes.

9. Autonomy Development during Adolescence (Melanie J. Zimmer-Gembeck and W. Andrew Collins).

10. Identity Development during Adolescence (Jane Kroger).

11. Cognitive Development during Adolescence (James P. Byrnes).

12. Moral Development During Adolescence (Judith G. Smetana and Elliot Turiel).

13. Emotional Development in Adolescence (Gianine D. Rosenblum and Michael Lewis).

14. Self-Concept and Self-Esteem Development (Jerome B. Dusek and Julie Guay McIntyre.

Part IV: Personal Relationships.

15. Dating and Romantic Experiences in Adolescence (Heather A. Bouchey and Wyndol Furman).

16. Crowds, Cliques, and Friendships (B. Bradford Brown).

17. Relationships Outside the Family: Unrelated Adults (Nancy Darling, Stephen F. Hamilton and Katherine Hames).

18. Adolescent Sexuality: Behavior and Meaning (Lisa J. Crockett, Marcela Raffaelli, and Kristin Moilanen).

19. The Intimate Relationships of Sexual-Minority Youths (Lisa M. Diamond and Ritch C. Savin-Williams).

Part V: Problem Behaviors.

20. Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing (Brent C. Miller, Bruce K. Bayley, Mathew Christensen, Spencer C. Leavitt, and Diana D. Coyl).

21. Alcohol and Other Substance Use and Abuse (Michael Windle and Rebecca C. Windle).

22. Understanding Conduct Problems in Adolescence From a Life-Span Perspective (Deborah M. Capaldi and Joann W. Shortt).

23. Leaving Home: The Runaway and the Fogotten Throwaway (Thomas P. Gullotta).

24. Crime, Delinquency and Youth Gangs (Daniel J. Flannery, David Hussey, Laurie Biebelhausen, and Kelly Wester).

25. Eating Disorders in Adolescence (Janet Polivy, C. Peter Herman, Jennifer Mills, and Heather Brock).

26. Depression and Suicide during Adolescence (A.D. Seroczynski, Farrah M. Jacquez, and David Cole).

27. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Adolescents: Risk Factors, Antecedents, and Prevention Strategies (Ralph J. DiClemente and Richard A. Crosby).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Gerald R. Adams is a Distinguished Professor of Family Relations and Human Development in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

Michael D. Berzonsky is Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Cortland.

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  • A state-of-the-art overview of adolescent development.
  • Leading experts provide cutting-edge reviews of theory and research.
  • Covers issues currently of most importance in terms of basic and/or applied research and policy formulation.
  • Discusses a wide range of topics from basic processes to problem behavior.
  • The ideal basis for a course on adolescent development or for applied professions seeking the best of contemporary knowledge about adolescents.
  • A valuable reference for faculty wishing to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.
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"Including contributions by both venerated scholars in the field and promising up-and-coming researchers, this well organized volume presents dense summaries of current research in specific areas of adolescent development ... Another bonus: contributors include sociologists and social workers; the editors note that such colloborations are necessary to conduct good research and influence public policy. Summing Up: Essential. All collections supporting work at the upper-division undergraduate level and above." S. K. Hall, University of Houston - Clear Lake, Choice, December 2003

"With the strong emphasis in the book on theory and reviewing the research literature, students and trainees in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines should find it very useful." Ali El-Hadi, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, January 2004

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