Social Problems and Social Contexts in Adolescence: Perspectives Across Boundaries

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Klaus Hurrelmann, Stephen F. Hamilton
Transaction Publishers - Social Science - 299 pages
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This selection of previously published research papers presents the empirical and theoretical work on the similarities and differences in adolescent development in the U.S. and other countries. Contributors are an international group of scholars assembled at the University of Bielefeld. Their studies are designed to provide a unified source for comparative research on adolescence, and to inform readers about adolescent phenomena and research in other parts of the world.

 

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Contents

Adolescent Development A Global Perspective
3
The Social World of Adolescents A Sociological Perspective
39
Social Psychology and the Study of Youth
63
Toward a Psychosocial Analysis of Adolescent Identity
83
SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT
105
The Significant People in the Social Networks of Adolescents
107
Social Support during Adolescence Methodological and Theoretical Considerations
131
Social Support in the Relationships between Older Adolescents and Adults
153
Mentors in Adolescents Lives
199
PROBLEM BEHAVIOR AND PROBLEMATIC ENVIRONMENTS
217
Personality Perceived Life Chances and Adolescent Behavior
219
The Development of Authoritarianism in Adolescence Longitudinal Change and the Impact of Age Gender and Educational Level
235
Youth in the Shadow of War War in the Light of Youth Life Stories of Israeli Veterans
253
Youth in Dangerous Environments Coping with the Consequences
269
Index
291
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The Roles of Parents and Peers in the Sexual and Relational Socialization of Adolescents
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Page 14 - ... peers or from the effects of adrenal and gonadal hormones. Therefore, research suggests that puberty per se does not bring psychological turmoil. Pubertal hormones may affect the behavior of boys, particularly aggression (Olweus, 1979). Hormones may also affect sexual interest (eg, MeyerBahlburg et al., 1985; Udry, Billy, Morris, Groff, & Raj, 1985; Udry, Talbert, & Morris, 1986). Most of the observed effects, however, appear to be mediated by or interact with social, psychological, and physical...

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