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Adolescent Development

Adolescent Development - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0697210128

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Adolescent Development - 2ND 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0697210128

John S. Dacey

ISBN13: 978-0697210128
ISBN10: 069721012X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 97
Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.

Published: 1997
International: No

Adolescent Development uses applied research and real-life examples to teach your students basic psychological principles in adolescent development. This new edition includes the latest research while retaining the important concepts from earlier, classic studies in psychology. Its engaging style and extensive pedagogy make Adolescent Development an ideal choice for your students.
New! Built-in Study Guide, consisting of end-of-chapter multiple choice questions, aids student understanding and retention of material.
New! Sociocultural View boxes examine sociocultural issues in modern psychology to expose students to the diverse perspectives affecting the field.
New! Marginal Study Questions and definitions of Key Terms help students think critically about material and immediately recognize important concepts.
What's Your View? boxes and What Do You Think? questions encourage students to internalize psychological concepts and make their own interpretations about the concepts being discussed.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to the Concept of Adolescence

1 What Is Adolescence?

What Is Adolescence Like Today?
What Was Adolescence Like in the Past?
When Does Adolescence Begin and End?
What Are the Best Methods of Studying Adolescence
Chapter Highlights*
Key Terms*
What Do You Think?*
Suggested Readings*
Guided Review*

2 General Theories of Adolescence: An Overview

What Theories Do
The Biopsychosocial Causes of Change
G. Stanley Hall's Theory
Sigmund Freud's Theory
Ruth Benedict's and Margaret Mead's Theory
Albert Bandura's Theory
Robert Havighurst's Theory
Abraham Maslow's Theory
Erik Erikson's Theory
Richard Lerner's Theory

Part II: Developmental Patterns

3 Physical Development

Early Studies of Puberty
The Common Myths of Puberty
Your Reproductive System
The Biological Basis of Puberty
The Sequence of Events in Puberty
The Contrast of Male and Female Pubertal Change
The Effects of Timing on Puberty
Body Image

4 Cognitive Development

Stages of Congnition
Social Cognition
Information Processing
Critical Thinking
Creative Thinking

5 Morality and Spirituality

The Scientific Study of Moral Judgement Piaget
Levels and Stages of Moral Reasoning Kohlberg
Moral Development and Gender Gilligan
Moral Components Rest
Social Cognition
Perspective Taking Selman
Intellectual/Ethical Development Perry
"Women's Ways of Knowing"
Spirituality and the Development of Faith

6 The Self and Identity Formation

How Cognitive Changes in Early and Late Adolescence Affect Self-Concept
Individuation, Interdependence, and the Development of the Self
The Self and Social Learning Theory
Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
Self Concept and Social Competence
Erikson's Concept of Self The Identity
Sexual Identity and Gender Roles

Part III: Interactions with the World

7 Family Relations

The Changes Brought on by Adolescence and Their Effects on the Family
The Identity Crisis Versus the Midlife Crisis
New Models of Parent- Adolescent Relationships
Parenting Styles
Cultural Diversity and the Family
The Changes in the American Family and Their Effects on the Adolescent
Teenage Parenthood

8 Peer Relations

Peer Groups
The Adolescent Subculture
Evaluating Interactions in the Classroom

9 Sexuality

Autosexual Behavior
Homosexual Behavior
Heterosexual Behavior
Unhealthy Sexuality
Sexually Transmitted Diseases

10 Education and Work

The Education of American Adolescents
Work and Vocational Choice

Part IV: Teens Who Have Serious Problems

11 Stress and Mental Disturbance

Dealing with Stress
Mental Disturbance

12 Substance Abuse

Some Definitions
Stages and Types of Drug Abuse
Prevalence of Use
Combating Substance Abuse

13 Antisocial Behavior

Delinquency and Violence
The Aggressive Gang
The Nonagressive Offender

Part V: The End of Adolescence

14 Initiation into Adulthood

Initiation Rites
Analysis of Initiation Rite
The Passage into Adulthood
Methods That Facilitate the Transition to Adulthood

Appendix: Services Available to Youths in Most Medium-to-Large U.S. Cities, and Their 800 Numbers
Name Index
Subject Index

* These helpful learning aids appear in every chapter.

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