The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2005 - Psychology - 558 pages
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Contemporary and inclusive, "The Adolescent" continues to be the best-selling and most comprehensive text in its subject area, setting the standard for adolescent psychology books since publication more than twenty years ago.

"The Adolescent" offers an eclectic, interdisciplinary approach to the study of adolescence, presenting both psychological and sociological viewpoints as well as educational, demographic, and economic data. This text discusses not just one theory on the subject, but many, and outlines the contributions, strengths, and weaknesses of each. The authors also take into consideration current and important topics such as ethnic identity formation, gender issues, the Internet, effects of single-parent families, etc. The result is a treatment of the adolescent that offers current scholarship as well as an understanding of what it means to be an adolescent today.

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  • New paperback format and lower price makes the text more appealing and usable for students!
  • Expanded coverage of cross-cultural issues throughout provides a richer and deeper understanding of adolescence across different cultural groups.
  • " In Their Own Words" mini-essays include thoughts and comments from real students about various topics throughout the text, providing them with the perspectives offered by peers.
  • A new Epilogue discusses the differences between adolescence and young adulthood and brings a nice sense of closure to the material, focusing students in on where they're at now and where they're headed.
  • More than 450 new references, including such topics as sleep deprivation in adolescence, brain development, down-turn in adolescent pregnancy, keep students abreast of the most contemporary research being done and topics being discussed in the field.

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Contemporary and inclusive, "The Adolescent" continues to be the best-selling and most comprehensive text in its subject area, setting the standard for adolescent psychology books since publication more than twenty years ago.

"The Adolescent" offers an eclectic, exciting approach to the study of adolescence, presenting both psychological and sociological viewpoints as well as educational, demographic, and economic data. This text discusses not just one theory on the subject, but many, and outlines the contributions, strengths, and weaknesses of each. The authors also take into consideration current and important topics such as ethnic identity formation, gender issues, the Internet, effects of single-parent families, etc. The result is a treatment of the adolescent that offers current scholarship as well as an understanding of what it means to be an adolescent today.

What's New To This Edition

  • New paperback format and lower price makes the text more appealing and usable!
  • Expanded coverage of cross-cultural issues throughout provides a richer and deeper understanding of adolescence across different cultural groups.
  • " In Their Own Words" mini-essays include thoughts and comments from students like yourself about various topics throughout the text, providing you with the perspectives offered by your peers.
  • A new Epilogue discusses the differencesbetween adolescence and young adulthood and brings a nice sense of closure to the material, focusing in on where you're at now and where you're headed.

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Contents

Social Context
1
Effects on Children and Adolescents
7
Nonmarital Cohabitation
13
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About the author (2005)

F. Philip Rice received his Ed.D. in Marriage and Family Relationships from Teachers College of Columbia University. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maine-Orono, where he taught courses i the field of Marriage and Family for many years. His years of experience teaching courses on marriage and the Family, Human Sexuality, Contemporary Marriages, Human Development, and many others come through in this text. In addition to writing "Intimate Relationships, Marriages and Families"he has written more than twenty other texts on Marriage and Family, Stepparenting, Working Mothers, Human Sexuality, Human Development, and numerous others in related fields. His principal areas of research include Human Development, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Adult Development, and Marriage and Family Relations.

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