Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Psychology - 515 pages
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For undergraduate courses in Adolescent Development.

  • The first NEW text for courses in Adolescent Development in years! This text introduces the field of Adolescent Development using a timely interdisciplinary perspective and emphasizes the strong role that culture both within the United States and around the world plays on the development of individuals during Adolescence. This text also introduces the notion of "emerging adulthood" and examines the period of change and exploration that happens between the ages of 18-25 an age period which has received little focus until now.
  • Incorporating many first person accounts from adolescents across cultures; "Thinking Critically" questions; a full color presentation; Historical Focus, Research Focus and Cultural Focus features; and rich end of chapter pedagogy offers students a rich and timely introduction to Adolescent Development.

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Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
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The Biological Revolution

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About the author (2001)

JEFFREY JENSEN ARNETT is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. He has also taught at the University of Virginia, Oglethorpe University, and the University of Missouri, and he has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center on Adolescence at Stanford University. He was educated at Michigan State University (undergraduate), the University of Virginia (graduate school), and the University of Chicago (postdoctoral studies). His research interests are in risk behavior in adolescence, media use in adolescence, and a wide range of topics in emerging adulthood. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Youth and Adolescence and Youth & Society. He lives in University Park, Maryland, with his wife, Lene Jensen, and their infant twins, Paris and Miles.

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