Adolescent Development and Rapid Social Change: Perspectives from Eastern Europe

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SUNY Press, Mar 2, 2000 - Psychology - 309 pages
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In times of dramatic social changes, adolescents are the last children of the old system and the first adults of the new. The Hungarian and Polish adolescents documented in this book can be considered the omega-alpha generation of the great social, political, and economic changes that occurred during the late 1980s and early 1990s in central and eastern Europe. Adolescent Development and Rapid Social Change addresses the psychological consequences for these young people who came of age during a time of such uncertainty.
 

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The 1990s was a decade of rapid economic, social, and political change for Eastern Bloc countries. While much has been written about the political and economic changes, little has been written about ... Read full review

Contents

The OmegaAlpha Generation
3
The Interview
29
Hungary
57
An Introduction to Hungarian History and an Orientation to the Pécs and Budapest Studies
59
The Pécs Study
73
The Budapest Study
137
Poland
197
An Introduction to Poland and its History
199
The Gdańsk Study
209
Conclusion
251
Growing Up in Changing Times
253
References
281
Appendix A
289
Index
303
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Judith L. Van Hoorn is Professor of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of the Pacific. She is the coeditor, with Benine Berger Gould and Susan Moon, of Growing Up Scared: The Psychological Effect of the Nuclear Threat on Children.

Akos Komlosi is Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Janus Pannonius University, Hungary, and Associate Professor at the Sopron Teacher Training College.

Elzbieta Suchar is a clinical psychologist and an instructor of MBA studies, Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk.

Doreen A. Samelson is a therapist at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Stockton, California.

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