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Blackwell Handbook of Adolescence

ISBN: 978-0-631-21919-4
680 pages
June 2003, 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.
  • Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com
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List of Contributors viii

Introduction by the Editors xxi

Part I: Biological and Genetic Processes 1

1 Behavior Genetics and Adolescent Development: A Review of Recent Literature 3
Joseph Lee Rodgers and David E. Bard

2 Pubertal Processes and Physiological Growth in Adolescence 24
Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Julia A. Graber, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

Part II: The Social Context of Adolescence 49

3 Religious Development in Adolescence 51
Geoffrey L. Ream and Ritch C. Savin-Williams

4 The Family Ecology of Adolescence: A Dynamic Systems Perspective on Normative Development 60
Isabela Granic, Thomas J. Dishion, and Tom Hollenstein

5 Enhancing Adolescent Development through Sports and Leisure 92
Steven J. Danish, Tanya E. Taylor, and Robert J. Fazio

6 The World of Work and Careers 109
Fred W. Vondracek and Erik J. Porfeli

7 Schools as Developmental Contexts 129
Jacquelynne S. Eccles and Robert W. Roeser

8 College as a Transition to Adulthood 149
Marilyn J. Montgomery and James E. Cote

Part III: Developmental Patterns and Processes 173

9 Autonomy Development during Adolescence 175
Melanie J. Zimmer-Gembeck and W. Andrew Collins

10 Identity Development during Adolescence 205
Jane Kroger

11 Cognitive Development during Adolescence 227
James P. Byrnes

12 Moral Development during Adolescence 247
Judith G. Smetana and Elliot Turiel

13 Emotional Development in Adolescence 269
Gianine D. Rosenblum and Michael Lewis

14 Self-Concept and Self-Esteem Development 290
Jerome B. Dusek and Julie Guay McIntyre

Part IV: Personal Relationships 311

15 Dating and Romantic Experiences in Adolescence 313
Heather A. Bouchey and Wyndol Furman

16 Friendships, Cliques, and Crowds 330
B. Bradford Brown and Christa Klute

17 Relationships Outside the Family: Unrelated Adults 349
Nancy Darling, Stephen F. Hamilton, and Katherine Hames Shaver

18 Adolescent Sexuality: Behavior and Meaning 371
Lisa J. Crockett, Marcela Raffaelli, and Kristin L. Moilanen

19 The Intimate Relationships of Sexual-Minority Youths 393
Lisa M. Diamond and Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Part V: Problem Behaviors 413

20 Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing 415
Brent C. Miller, Bruce K. Bayley, Mathew Christensen, Spencer C. Leavitt, and Diana D. Coyl

21 Alcohol and Other Substance Use and Abuse 450
Michael Windle and Rebecca C. Windle

22 Understanding Conduct Problems in Adolescence from a Lifespan Perspective 470
Deborah M. Capaldi and Joann Wu Shortt

23 Leaving Home: The Runaway and the Forgotten Throwaway 494
Thomas P. Gullotta

24 Crime, Delinquency, and Youth Gangs 502
Daniel J. Flannery, David L. Hussey, Laurie Biebelhausen, and Kelly L. Wester

25 Eating Disorders in Adolescence 523
Janet Polivy, C. Peter Herman, Jennifer S. Mills, and Heather B. Wheeler

26 Depression and Suicide during Adolescence 550
Alesha D. Seroczynski, Farrah M. Jacquez, and David A. Cole

27 Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Adolescents: Risk Factors, Antecedents, and Prevention Strategies 573
Ralph J. DiClemente and Richard A. Crosby

Author Index 606

Subject Index 634

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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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