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Adolescence

Author: Inge Wise

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855753808

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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An overview of work with adolescents, covering a wide spectrum of subjects, including working with violent, depressed and suicidal adolescents, and those suffering from addictions.

Adolescence

The Transitional Years

Author: J. Roy Hopkins

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 148326565X

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Adolescence: The Transitional Years presents the intricate physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that occur during the years between childhood and adulthood. This book provides psychological studies of adolescence and the methods used to gain information about adolescent development. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the contributions of psychology to understanding the transition from childhood to adulthood. This text then reviews the changes at puberty, including the sequence of development for girls and boys and the underlying physiological mechanisms responsible. Other chapters consider the cultural variations in the mode of transition from childhood to adulthood. This book provides as well a brief overview of the psychological dimensions of self-identity. The final chapter deals with the educational experience for adolescents and examines the factors associated with different levels of educational attainment. This book is a valuable resource for developmental psychologists, sociologists, geneticists, anthropologists, theorists, and research workers.

Adolescence

Development During a Global Era

Author: Dena Phillips Swanson,Malik C. Edwards,Margaret Beale Spencer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080922249

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

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This edited textbook will be appropriate for use in advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses and will serve as a comprehensive and timely introduction to the field of adolescent development, providing students with a strong foundation for understanding the biological, cognitive and psychosocial transitions occurring during adolescence. While certain normative biological and cognitive processes are relevant for all youth, development varies dramatically based on a youth's position in society. The volume will focus on contextual factors such as culture, racial identity, socioeconomic position and sociopolitical and historical events, highlighting the impact such factors have on the physiological and psychological processes and treating them as key elements in understanding development during this life stage. The authors will cover the major theoretical positions (both historical and contemporary) about adolescence as well as the relevant research and application. Additionally, modern phenomena - the ever-increasing influence of pop culture (i.e. Hip Hop), mass media and technology (i.e., the internet, gaming) and the evolution of family, education and the church - will be explored in depth. Each chapter will be written by a known expert in the field. More extensive analysis of cultural, political and socioeconomic factors impacting development than competing texts Research-to-Practice section covers evidence-based research on practice implementation

Adolescence

Author: Margaret Ann Lloyd

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 445

View: 9915

Adolescence, Risk and Resilience

Against the Odds

Author: John Coleman,Ann Hagell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470025026

Category: Psychology

Page: 205

View: 8066

Adolescence is often portrayed as an age of particular risk. Adolescents are not only considered a risk to themselves, but also to the rest of society. As a society, we are nervous of them, and consider them vulnerable, yet the seeds of successful and independent adult life are laid down in adolescence, and they need all the help and support that they can get at a challenging time. Adolescents at Risk: Against the Odds looks in depth at some of the key risks faced by adolescents, and at some of the ways in which they can be alleviated. The book is structured according to the operational challenges the research informs.

Adolescence

A Time that Matters

Author: N.A

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 9280637371

Category: Adolescence

Page: 39

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There are an estimated 1.2 billion young people aged 10-19 years worldwide, the largest generation of adolescents in history with more than 80 per cent living in developing countries, particularly in urban areas. The 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child established the rights of young people to services such as education, health, recreation and justice, yet there is a collective failure of countries to fulfill and protect these rights. This publication looks at a wide range of developmental, health, educational and political issues that need to be addressed in order to nurture the potential of young people to participate fully in their societies throughout the world.

Identity In Adolescence

Author: Jane Kroger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134462034

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Fully updated to include the most recent research and theoretical developments in the field, the third edition of Identity in Adolescence examines the two way interaction of individual and social context in the process of identity formation. Setting the developmental tradition in context, Jane Kroger begins by providing a brief overview of the theoretical approaches to adolescent identity formation currently in use. This is followed by a discussion of five developmental models which reflect a range of attempts from the oldest to among the most recent efforts to describe this process and include the work of Erik Erikson, Peter Blos, Lawrence Kohlberg, Jane Loevinger, and Robert Kegan. Although focussing on each theorist in turn, this volume also goes on to compare and integrate the varied theoretical models and research findings and sets out some of the practical implications for social response to adolescents. Different social and cultural conditions and their effect on the identity formation process are also covered as are contemporary contextual, narrative, and postmodern approaches to understanding and researching identity issues. The book is ideal reading for students of adolescence, identity and developmental psychology.

Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Peter K. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199665567

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

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Adolescence is a turbulent period to live through, and a time of importance and concern to parents, teachers, and social workers. Marking the transition from the world of childhood to adult life, the adolescent faces many challenges and opportunities, including forming their own identity, relating to often conflicting demands from parents and peers, and negotiating first romantic relationships. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter K. Smith provides an engaging and informative overview of what we know and what we are learning about adolescence. Including both a guide to the classical research that has informed our knowledge, as well as the results of the modern research into the contemporary adolescent experience, Smith examines a number of aspects of adolescence, including the cultural and historical context, the biological changes to the adolescent brain, and the controversies that adolescence brings. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Adolescence

Opportunities and Challenges

Author: Dante Cicchetti,Sheree L. Toth

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781878822673

Category: Science

Page: 357

View: 5851

Consideration of the problems facing young people today.

The Nature of Adolescence, 4th Edition

Author: John C. Coleman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136649468

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 3726

The fourth edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date introduction to all of the key features of adolescent development. While drawing on the North American literature on adolescence, it highlights European perspectives and also provides unique coverage of the topic by summarising and reviewing what is known about adolescence from a British viewpoint. Comprehensively updated and rewritten, this edition includes material on new topics such as: The development of the adolescent brain Sleep patterns in adolescence Parenting programmes for parents of teenagers Health, including sport and exercise, nutrition and obesity, and mental health Education and schooling Young people’s use of digital technologies New approaches to resilience and coping. The book places a particular emphasis on a positive view of adolescence, and the author develops a new theoretical perspective which looks at how young people themselves construct and shape their own developmental pathways. Interview material taken from discussions with adolescents is included throughout the book, and there are sample essay questions and PowerPoint lecture slides available online. This is an essential text for anyone studying human development at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as on postgraduate courses for professionals including teachers, social workers, health workers, counsellors, and youth workers.

Social Interactions in Adolescence and Promoting Positive Social Contributions of Youth

Author: Richard M. Lerner,Daniel F. Perkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815332954

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 318

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Adolescence

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 3

Author: Sally Wassell,Brigid Daniel

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846423529

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 1746

This practical resource for work with vulnerable adolescents shows ways of promoting resilience and encouraging pro-social behaviour. Discussing concerns associated with adolescence such as peer pressure and moral responsibility and family and peer relationships, the authors suggest ways for practitioners to engage with and support young people who may have social or family problems. Focusing on different areas in which resilience can be cultivated, this practical guide offers an applied perspective on procedures of need assessment and intervention. Grounded in theory and developed through work within real cases, it offers guidance for continuing support and will be an invaluable source of encouragement and instruction for social workers working with young people in troubled circumstances.

ABC of Adolescence

Author: Russell Viner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171308

Category: Medical

Page: 56

View: 8188

Adolescents undergo rapid physical, psychological and social developmental changes that result in management challenges, communication issues, patterns of disease and symptom presentations that are different from children or adults. This can be challenging for health professionals, who rarely have had specific training in dealing with the young people they meet in their clinical work. This ABC covers topics surrounding adolescent development, sexual behaviour and substance misuse, along with education and preventative strategies. It also features other adolescent health problems such as self-harm, eating disorders and psychosomatic presentations. This book is a valuable resource for all those who deal with adolescent patients in primary care, emergency departments, and hospital and outpatient settings.

Adolescence

transition from childhood to maturity

Author: Bertha Geraldine Lambert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

View: 8139

For undergraduates in psychology, education, home economics, and sociology, as well as for their parents.

Health Hazards in Adolescence

Author: Klaus Hurrelmann,Friedrich Lösel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110124484

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 7439

Nearly two dozen theoretical and empirical papers from the international exchange network and regular conferences of the Research Center, Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence, U. of Bielefeld, Germany, discuss social, psychological, anthropological, and ecological antecedents of adolescent health behavior; coping with stressful life events and environments; and approaches to social support and education that promote health. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

International encyclopedia of adolescence

A-J, index

Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415966671

Category:

Page: 550

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Act Your Age!

A Cultural Construction of Adolescence

Author: Frank Topping

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136057544

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1335

First published in 2001

Adolescence

The Farewell to Childhood

Author: Louise J. Kaplan

Publisher: Touchstone Books

ISBN: 9780684800622

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 3581

Reissued to coincide with the release of Kaplan's latest book, No Voice Is Ever Wholly Lost, Adolescence blends "poetry, scholarship, and sensitive psychological insight to produde a major contribution to the literature of human development" (Aaron H. Esman, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center).

The Nature of Adolescence, 4th Edition

Author: John C. Coleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113664945X

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 6529

The fourth edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date introduction to all of the key features of adolescent development. While drawing on the North American literature on adolescence, it highlights European perspectives and also provides unique coverage of the topic by summarising and reviewing what is known about adolescence from a British viewpoint. Comprehensively updated and rewritten, this edition includes material on new topics such as: The development of the adolescent brain Sleep patterns in adolescence Parenting programmes for parents of teenagers Health, including sport and exercise, nutrition and obesity, and mental health Education and schooling Young people’s use of digital technologies New approaches to resilience and coping. The book places a particular emphasis on a positive view of adolescence, and the author develops a new theoretical perspective which looks at how young people themselves construct and shape their own developmental pathways. Interview material taken from discussions with adolescents is included throughout the book, and there are sample essay questions and PowerPoint lecture slides available online. This is an essential text for anyone studying human development at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as on postgraduate courses for professionals including teachers, social workers, health workers, counsellors, and youth workers.

Development During the Transition to Adolescence

The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology

Author: Megan R. Gunnar,W. Andrew Collins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134739974

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 3684

Research on the processes of change during the transition from middle childhood to adolescence has been a relatively neglected area of scholarship until recently. This volume, features prominent researchers who provide integrative accounts of their research programs, focusing on processes of physical, social, and cognitive change during this important transition period in development. Also included in this volume is an overview, discussion, and critical analysis of core conceptual issues in the study of adolescent transition.

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