Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Psychology - 515 pages
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This book takes a cultural approach to adolescent development, presenting information from a wide variety of cultures, within the United States and around the world. Covering a wider age range than most books, it discusses adolescents to emerging adults, providing readers with an extensive and lively exploration of how young people change as they develop. History of adolescence in Western cultures biological foundations of puberty cultural, social and psychological responses the puberty cognitive development cultural beliefs and socialization adolescents and gender the self family relationships friends and peers dating, love, and sexuality school work media problems. For psychologists or anyone else interested in adolescent development.

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User Review  - Ivan Taylor - Goodreads

I thought this was an interesting theory. The book was based on surveys and interviews. For every example of one thing, there was another example of the opposite thing. Though honest this was a little frustrating that nothing definitive could be said about emerging adults. Read full review


Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
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The Biological Revolution

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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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