Theories of Adolescent Development

Theories of Adolescent Development
Author: Barbara M. Newman,Philip R. Newman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 0128172541
ISBN 13: 9780128172544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of Adolescent Development Book Review:

Adolescence is both universal and culturally constructed, resulting in diverse views about its defining characteristics. Theories of Adolescent Development brings together many theories surrounding this life stage in one comprehensive reference. It begins with an introduction to the nature of theory in the field of adolescence including an analysis of why there are so many theories in this field. The theory chapters are grouped into three sections: biological systems, psychological systems, and societal systems. Each chapter considers a family of theories including scope, assumptions, key concepts, contributions to the study of adolescence, approaches to measurement, applications, and a discussion of strengths and limitations of this family. A concluding chapter offers an integrative analysis, identifying five assumptions drawn from the theories that are essential guides for future research and application. Three questions provide a focus for comparison and contrast: How do the theories characterize the time and timing of adolescence? What do the theories emphasize as domains that are unfolding in movement toward maturity? Building on the perspective of Positive Youth Development, how do the theories differ in their views of developmental resources and conditions that may undermine development in adolescence? Includes biological, psychological and sociological theories Identifies historical roots, assumptions, key concepts, applications, measurement, strengths, and limitations of each theory Compares and contrasts theories Concludes with an integrated perspective across theories

Theories of Adolescent Development

Theories of Adolescent Development
Author: Barbara M. Newman,Philip R. Newman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 0128154500
ISBN 13: 9780128154502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of Adolescent Development Book Review:

Theories of Adolescent Development brings together the many theories surrounding this life stage in one comprehensive reference. It begins with an introduction to the nature of theory in the field of adolescence, including an analysis of why there are so many theories in this field. Theory chapters are grouped into three sections: biological systems, psychological systems and societal systems. Each chapter considers a family of theories, including their scope, assumptions and contributions to the study of adolescence. In addition, sections discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the family, along with relevant comparisons to other theories and future directions in theory and research.

Handbook of Adolescent Development

Handbook of Adolescent Development
Author: Sandy Jackson,Luc Goossens
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN 10: 1135533598
ISBN 13: 9781135533595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Adolescent Development Book Review:

Handbook of Adolescent Development fills a gap in the literature on adolescent development and behaviour: all of the authors of the various chapters were invited to include as many findings on European adolescents as possible. Through this specific emphasis, the handbook provides a complement to other reviews of the literature that are mostly based on North American samples. The contributors are all eminent researchers in the field and the individual chapters cover their specific areas of expertise. Theories of adolescence, along with emotional, physical and cognitive issues, are explored. Topics covered include families, peer relations, school and leisure time, as well as problem areas such as depression, drug consumption and delinquency. Handbook of Adolescent Development also incorporates a comprehensive review of the literature in the area and considers avenues for future research. This multidisciplinary text will be of interest to those studying and researching in the fields of developmental psychology, sociology, demography, epidemiology and criminology.

Theories of Adolescence

Theories of Adolescence
Author: Rolf Eduard Helmut Muuss,Eli Velder,Harriet Porton
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015045958231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of Adolescence Book Review:

A renowned text, THEORIES OF ADOLESCENCE provides students with a concise, well written, illustrated and readable description of the essence of major theoretical positions (both historical and contemporary) about adolescence and about the phenomena of adolescence and development in general. This one-of-a-kind text focuses solely on the theories of adolescence, giving thorough coverage to all the major theories through 14 topic areas.

The Science of Adolescent Risk Taking

The Science of Adolescent Risk Taking
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Adolescence
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-02-25
ISBN 10: 0309158524
ISBN 13: 9780309158527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Adolescent Risk Taking Book Review:

Adolescence is a time when youth make decisions, both good and bad, that have consequences for the rest of their lives. Some of these decisions put them at risk of lifelong health problems, injury, or death. The Institute of Medicine held three public workshops between 2008 and 2009 to provide a venue for researchers, health care providers, and community leaders to discuss strategies to improve adolescent health.

A Dynamic Systems Approach to Adolescent Development

A Dynamic Systems Approach to Adolescent Development
Author: Saskia Elske Kunnen
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1136511016
ISBN 13: 9781136511011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dynamic Systems Approach to Adolescent Development Book Review:

The dynamic systems approach is a rapidly expanding advancement in the study of developmental research, particularly in the domain of adolescent development. It provides a unique way of examining the subject, and this innovative study of developmental processes helps social scientists to translate dynamic systems conceptualizations into clear empirical research that readers will be able to implement themselves. The first part of this edited book discusses techniques that describe and assess specific process characteristics such as variability, sudden jumps and attractor states. The second part explores the different techniques for building a dynamic systems model, which can simulate the behaviour of a system to investigate the mechanisms behind the processes. Each chapter describes one technique and is based on a specific practical example of its application in adolescent development. Step-by-step instructions for model-building and examples of ready-made models are provided on the website that belongs to the book: www.psypress.com/dynamic-systems-approach. This book provides a clear step-by-step description of theories and techniques that are designed for the study of developmental processes, and is therefore ideal for researchers of developmental psychology who do not specialise in statistics or research methods.

The Promise of Adolescence

The Promise of Adolescence
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science of Adolescent Development and Its Applications
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 0309490111
ISBN 13: 9780309490115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Adolescence Book Review:

Adolescenceâ€"beginning with the onset of puberty and ending in the mid-20sâ€"is a critical period of development during which key areas of the brain mature and develop. These changes in brain structure, function, and connectivity mark adolescence as a period of opportunity to discover new vistas, to form relationships with peers and adults, and to explore one's developing identity. It is also a period of resilience that can ameliorate childhood setbacks and set the stage for a thriving trajectory over the life course. Because adolescents comprise nearly one-fourth of the entire U.S. population, the nation needs policies and practices that will better leverage these developmental opportunities to harness the promise of adolescenceâ€"rather than focusing myopically on containing its risks. This report examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and outlines how this knowledge can be applied, both to promote adolescent well-being, resilience, and development, and to rectify structural barriers and inequalities in opportunity, enabling all adolescents to flourish.

Adolescence A Very Short Introduction

Adolescence  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Peter K Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 0191643475
ISBN 13: 9780191643477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescence A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

Adolescence is a turbulent period to live through, and a time of importance and concern to parents, teachers, and social workers. Marking the transition from the world of childhood to adult life, the adolescent faces many challenges and opportunities, including forming their own identity, relating to often conflicting demands from parents and peers, and negotiating first romantic relationships. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter K. Smith provides an engaging and informative overview of what we know and what we are learning about adolescence. Including both a guide to the classical research that has informed our knowledge, as well as the results of the modern research into the contemporary adolescent experience, Smith examines a number of aspects of adolescence, including the cultural and historical context, the biological changes to the adolescent brain, and the controversies that adolescence brings. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development

The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development
Author: Daniel T. L. Shek,Janet T. Y. Leung
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 9781119603139
ISBN 13: 1119603137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Psychosocial Development in Adolescence

Psychosocial Development in Adolescence
Author: E. Saskia Kunnen,Naomi M. P. de Ruiter,Bertus F. Jeronimus,Mandy A. E. van der Gaag
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2019-04-25
ISBN 10: 1351678329
ISBN 13: 9781351678322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychosocial Development in Adolescence Book Review:

Over recent years, it has become clear that group-based approaches cannot directly be used to understand individual adolescent development. For that reason, interest in dynamic systems theory, or DST, has increased rapidly. Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Insights from the Dynamic Systems Approach covers state-of-the-art insights into adolescent development that have resulted from adopting a dynamic systems approach. The first chapter of the book provides a basic introduction into dynamic systems principles and explains their consequences for the study of psychosocial development in adolescence. Subsequently, different experts discuss why and how we should apply a dynamic systems approach to the study of the adolescent transition period and psychological interventions. Various examples of the application of a dynamic systems approach are showcased, ranging from basic to more advanced techniques, as well as the insights they have generated. These applications cover a variety of fundamental topics in adolescent development, ranging from the development of identity, morality, sexuality, and peer networks, to more applied topics such as psychological interventions, educational dropout, and talent development. This book will be invaluable to both beginner and expert-level students and researchers interested in a dynamic systems approach and in the insights that it has yielded for adolescent development.

Developmental Tasks in Adolescence

Developmental Tasks in Adolescence
Author: Klaus Hurrelmann,Gudrun Quenzel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN 10: 0429838549
ISBN 13: 9780429838545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Tasks in Adolescence Book Review:

The topic of adolescent development in Europe is one which has received little academic attention in recent years. Developmental Tasks in Adolescence makes an exciting contribution to the field by applying socialisation theory to four major developmental tasks of life: Qualifying, Bonding, Consumption and Participation, arguing that if the tasks in these areas are mastered, then personal individuation and social integration can take place, a prerequisite for the formation of self-identity. In highly developed societies, adolescence encompasses a period of about 15 years on average. Puberty, or the transition from childhood, starts earlier and earlier, and the transition to adulthood is increasingly postponed. Developmental Tasks in Adolescence proposes that the way in which adolescents master the tasks of everyday life has become a pattern of orientation for the life stages which follow because of the new lifestyle requirements that are typical for modern democratic societies. Today, a life full of uncertainties and ambiguities is no longer limited to adolescence, but rather continues into adulthood. Hurrelmann and Quenzel's sociological approach is valuable reading for students and academics in psychology, sociology, education, social work and youth studies, and for those on professional training courses in these fields.

Adolescent Development and the Biology of Puberty

Adolescent Development and the Biology of Puberty
Author: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Forum on Adolescence
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1999-08-20
ISBN 10: 0309065828
ISBN 13: 9780309065825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Development and the Biology of Puberty Book Review:

Adolescence is one of the most fascinating and complex transitions in the human life span. Its breathtaking pace of growth and change is second only to that of infancy. Over the last two decades, the research base in the field of adolescence has had its own growth spurt. New studies have provided fresh insights while theoretical assumptions have changed and matured. This summary of an important 1998 workshop reviews key findings and addresses the most pressing research challenges.

Child and Adolescent Development

Child and Adolescent Development
Author: Gary Novak,Martha Pelaez
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780761926986
ISBN 13: 0761926984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child and Adolescent Development Book Review:

Child and Adolescent Development: A Behavioral Systems Approach integrates the views of dynamical systems concepts with a behavioral view of development. This combination of perspectives is unique and from it something new emerges – a "behavioral systems approach" to development. It is an approach that incorporates both personal and environmental influences and the constant reciprocal interactions between nature and nurture. The book emphasizes learning as the major process for change in development and the integration of environmental influences with genetic and historical factors. Authors Gary Novak and Martha Pelaez provide a coherent understanding of the learning process in childhood and adolescence and present successful interventions to minimize typical problematic behavior during this period.

Adolescent Romantic Relations and Sexual Behavior

Adolescent Romantic Relations and Sexual Behavior
Author: Paul Florsheim
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2003-07-18
ISBN 10: 1135648638
ISBN 13: 9781135648633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Romantic Relations and Sexual Behavior Book Review:

Developmental and clinical researchers have only just discovered the phenomenon of adolescent romance as a topic of serious scientific inquiry. This discovery may be related to the overwhelming evidence that adult romantic relationships are failing at alarming rates. Dramatic increases in the rates of divorce, out of wedlock childbirth, and relationship violence lead to questions about the developmental precursors of romantic love and commitment. What's wrong with love and can it be fixed? This book brings together a diverse group of experts from various disciplines to address a serious gap in the understanding of adolescent development. Part I focuses on romantic relations and sexual behavior from the perspective of normative adolescent development. Part II centers on high-risk adolescents and Part III explores the practical implications of current theory and research for clinicians, educators, and health administrators. Together the chapters in this integrative and clinically useful book lay a foundation for understanding how adolescents successfully navigate the tumultuous waters of young love.

Child Development

Child Development
Author: Rosalyn H. Shute,Phillip T. Slee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 1317665074
ISBN 13: 9781317665076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child Development Book Review:

Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives provides an engaging and perceptive overview of both well-established and recent theories in child and adolescent psychology. This unique summary of traditional scientific perspectives alongside critical post-modern thinking will provide readers with a sense of the historical development of different schools of thought. The authors also place theories of child development in philosophical and cultural contexts, explore links between them, and consider the implications of theory for practice in the light of the latest thinking and developments in implementation and translational science. Early chapters cover mainstream theories such as those of Piaget, Skinner, Freud, Maccoby and Vygotsky, whilst later chapters present interesting lesser-known theorists such as Sergei Rubinstein, and more recent influential theorists such as Esther Thelen. The book also addresses lifespan perspectives and systems theory, and describes the latest thinking in areas ranging from evolutionary theory and epigenetics, to feminism, the voice of the child and Indigenous theories. The new edition of Child Development has been extensively revised to include considerable recent advances in the field. As with the previous edition, the book has been written with the student in mind, and includes a number of useful pedagogical features including further reading, discussion questions, activities, and websites of interest. Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives will be essential reading for students on advanced courses in developmental psychology, education, social work and social policy, and the lucid style will also make it accessible to readers with little or no background in psychology.

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators Second Edition

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators  Second Edition
Author: Christine B. McCormick,David G. Scherer
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-05-07
ISBN 10: 1462534694
ISBN 13: 9781462534692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators Second Edition Book Review:

"This accessible text--now revised and updated--has given thousands of future educators a solid grounding in developmental science to inform their work in schools. The expert authors review major theories of development and their impact on educational practice. Chapters examine how teaching and learning intersect with specific domains of child and adolescent development--language, intelligence and intellectual diversity, motivation, family and peer relationships, gender roles, and mental health. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, definitions of key terms, and boxes addressing topics of special interest to educators. Instructors requesting a desk copy receive a supplemental test bank with objective test items and essay questions for each chapter. (First edition authors: Michael Pressley and Christine B. McCormick.) Key Words/Subject Areas: teachers, education, developmental psychology, child development, childhood development, adolescent development, schoolchildren, adolescents, students, educational psychology, developmental theories, teaching methods, learning, biological development, cognitive development, social development, emotional development, language development, intelligence, academic motivation, family relationships, peer relationships, mental health problems, gender roles, social-emotional learning, texts, textbooks Audience: Instructors and graduate students in education, child and family studies, and school psychology"--

Theories of Adolescence

Theories of Adolescence
Author: Rolf E. Muuss
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780075537526
ISBN 13: 0075537524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of Adolescence Book Review:

A renowned text, THEORIES OF ADOLESCENCE provides students with a concise, well written, illustrated and readable description of the essence of major theoretical positions (both historical and contemporary) about adolescence and about the phenomena of adolescence and development in general. This one-of-a-kind text focuses solely on the theories of adolescence, giving thorough coverage to all the major theories through 14 topic areas.

Adolescent Development and School Achievement in Urban Communities

Adolescent Development and School Achievement in Urban Communities
Author: Gary Creasey,Patricia A. Jarvis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415894158
ISBN 13: 9780415894159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Development and School Achievement in Urban Communities Book Review:

This timely volume explores essential themes, issues, and challenges related to adolescents' lives and learning in underserviced urban areas. Distinguished scholars provide theoretically grounded, multidisciplinary perspectives on contexts and forces that influence adolescent development and achievement. The emphasis is on what is positive and effective, what can make a real difference in the lives and life chances for urban youths, rather than deficits and negative dysfunction. Going beyond solely traditional psychological theories, a strong conceptual framework addressing four domains for understanding adolescent development undergirds the volume: developmental continuities from childhood primary changes (biological, cognitive, social) contexts of development adolescent outcomes. A major federal government initiative is the development of programs to support underserviced urban areas. Directly relevant to this initiative, this volume contributes significantly to gaining a realistic understanding of the contexts and institutions within which urban youths live and learn.

Encyclopedia of Adolescence

Encyclopedia of Adolescence
Author: B. Bradford Brown,Mitchell J. Prinstein
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1294
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 0123739519
ISBN 13: 9780123739513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Adolescence Book Review:

The period of adolescence involves growth, adaptation, and dramatic reorganization in almost every aspect of social and psychological development. The Encyclopedia of Adolescence offers an exhaustive and comprehensive review of current theory and research findings pertaining to this critical decade of life. Leading scientists offer accessible and easily readable reviews of biological, social, educational, occupational, and cultural factors that shape adolescent development. Issues in normative development, individual differences, and psychopathology/maladjustment are reviewed. Over 130 chapters are included, each covering a specific aspect or issue of adolescence. The chapters trace differences in the course of adolescence in different nations and among youth with different backgrounds. The encyclopedia brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including academic researchers, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts, and will include authors from around the world. Each article features an in-depth analysis of current information on the topic, along with a glossary, suggested readings for further information, and cross-references to related encyclopedia articles. The volumes offer an unprecedented resource for all audiences, providing a more comprehensive understanding of general topics compared to other reference works on the subject. Available both in print and online via SciVerse Science Direct. Winner of the 2011 PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference in Humanities & Social Science from the Association of American Publishers; and named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication Brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts Published both in print and via Elsevier's ScienceDirectTM online platform

Personal Relationships During Adolescence

Personal Relationships During Adolescence
Author: Raymond Montemayor,Gerald R. Adams,Thomas P. Gullotta
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1994-04-29
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015031796769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personal Relationships During Adolescence Book Review:

The ways in which critical interpersonal bonds are forged and maintained are the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Parent-teenager relations, the impact of cultural diversity on social development, cliques and both same-sex and opposite-sex friendships are among the topics explored. Examining the nature and impact of various adolescent personal relationships, the contributors also explore heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual romantic involvements, and young people's relationships with non-kin adults.