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Blackwell Handbook of Adolescence

ISBN: 978-1-4051-3302-9
678 pages
December 2005, 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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Preface.

Introduction to Handbook: Gerald Adams, University of Guelph.

Part I: Biological and Genetic Processes.

Part II: The Social Context of Adolescence.

Part III: Developmental Patterns and Processes.

Part IV: Personal Relationships.

Part V: Problem Behaviors.

Conclusion: Gerald Adams and Michael Berzonsky.

References.

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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