Reducing Adolescent Risk: Toward an Integrated Approach

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Daniel Romer
SAGE, Apr 1, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 515 pages
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Reducing Adolescent Risk: Toward an Integrated Approach focuses on common influences that result in a number of interrelated risk behaviors in order to design more unified, comprehensive prevention strategies. Edited by Daniel Romer, this book summarizes presentations and discussions held at the Adolescent Risk Communication Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center. Concentrating on common causes for varied risk behaviors, a group of leading researchers and intervention specialists from different health traditions synthesize current knowledge about risks to adolescent health in several areas, including drugs and alcohol, tobacco, unprotected sex, suicide and depression, and gambling.

 

Primarily intended for graduate students, scholars, and researchers in psychology, sociology, social work, and public health, Reducing Adolescent Risk is also an extraordinary resource for policy makers in government organizations and foundations.

  

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Contents

Adolescents as Decision Makers
9
The Two Faces of Adolescent Invulnerability
25
Affect Analysis Adolescence and Risk
44
The Role of Risk Perceptions
56
Adolescents Risk Perceptions and Behavioral
75
A ProblemSolving Approach to Preventing Early
85
Contemporary SchoolBased Prevention
93
DecisionMaking Competence and Risk Behavior
99
Using Beliefs About Positive and Negative Consequences
210
Perspectives From Different
221
Why Pay Attention to Adolescent Gambling?
256
Risk and Protective Factors Affecting Teen Pregnancy
265
Notes on Programs
284
Adolescent Sex and the Rhetoric of Risk
293
Suicide Risk Among Adolescents
303
Some Strategies to Prevent Youth Suicide
321

A Potentially Important Construct
106
The Influence of School Atmosphere and Development
113
Common Pathways and Influences
123
Screening and Early Intervention for Antisocial
132
Preventive Interventions for Externalizing
139
Section B Personality
147
Health Risk Takers and Prevention
165
Implications
171
EMOSA Sexuality Models Memes and the Tipping
185
Adolescent Risk Behavior Research and MediaBased
203
Alcohol Tobacco and Marijuana
335
Overarching Approaches
345
A Contextual Perspective for Understanding
366
Findings and Future Directions
374
Appendix B
382
References
385
Index
459
About the Editor
499
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Daniel Romer received a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1974. He is currently Research Director at the Institute for Adolescent Risk Communication at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania.

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