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Adolescent Development, Relationships, and Culture

ISBN-10: 0205731368
ISBN-13: 9780205731367
Edition: 13th 2011 (Revised)
Authors: Kim Gale Dolgin
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Book details

List price: $123.99
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 5/21/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

The Adolescent: Development, Relationships and Culture offers an eclectic, interdisciplinary approach to the study of adolescence, presenting both psychological and sociological viewpoints as well as educational, demographic, and economic data. This text discusses not just one theory on the subject, but many, and outlines the contributions, strengths, and weaknesses of each. The authors also take into consideration current and important topics such as ethnic identity formation, gender issues, the Internet, effects of single-parent families, etc.MyVirtualTeen is available with the 13th edition of this book. MyVirtualTeen ( www.myvirtualteen.com ) is an interactive simulation that allows you to raise a virtual child from birth to age 18 and monitor the effects of specific parenting decisions over time, with a specific focus on the teenage years.Click here for a brief walkthrough video on MyVirtualTeen: www.youtube.com/pearsonpsych . MyVirtualTeen is available to purchase with the textbook, or as a standalone product.

Table of Contents
Features
Preface
The Social Context of Adolescence
Approaches To Studying Adolescence
The Changing Face of American Adolescence
Our Evolving Society
CROSS-CULTURAL CONCERNSThe Major Issues Facing the World�s Adolescents
The Evolving Prolongation of Adolescence
Evolving Communication and Information Technologies
The Internet
Cell Phones
Evolving World of Work and Consumption
Longer Workdays
Working Women
Adolescent Employment
Adolescent Consumption
Evolving Educational Imperatives
Educational Attainment
Embracing the New Technology
Innovations in Career Education
Evolving Family Constellations
Changes in Marriage and Parenthood
Changes in Family Dynamics
The Evolving Sexual Landscape
Positive Effects of the Sexual Revolution
Negative Effects of the Sexual Revolution
Evolving Safety Concerns
Violent Crime
Violence in Society
Research Highlight Computer Games
Violence in the Home
Violent Deaths
Understanding Adolescence: Research Methods
Correlations
True vs. Quasi-Experiments
Research Designs that Measure Developmental Change
Research Highlight
Teens Who Kill Family Members
Adolescents in Theoretical Context
Biological Views of Adolescence
G. Stanley Hall: Sturm und Drang
Arnold Gesell: Spiral Growth Patterns
Psychoanalytical and Psychosocial Views of Adolescence
Sigmund Freud: Individuation
Anna Freud: Defense Mechanisms
Erik Erikson: Ego Identity
Cognitive Views of Adolescence
Jean Piaget: Adaptation and Equilibrium
Lev Vygotsky: Social Influences on Cognition
Social-Cognitive Learning View of Adolescence
Albert Bandura: Social Learning Theory
Research Highlight
Scaffolding in Course-Related Bulletin Boards
Social-Cognitive Theory
The Impact of Culture on Adolescents
Robert Havighurst: Developmental Tasks
Kurt Lewin: Field Theory
Urie Bronfenbrenner: Ecological Systems Theory
Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: Anthropological Views
Personal Issues
When Do Adolescents Become Adults?
Research Highlight
How Troubled Are Adolescents?
Adolescent Diversity: Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity
Adolescents of Low Socioeconomic Status
Limitations of Low Socioeconomic Status
Cycle of Poverty and Deprivation
Research Highlight
Those Who Make It
Minority Adolescents
African American Adolescents
Latino Adolescents
Native American Adolescents
Asian American Adolescents
Cross-Cultural Concerns
An Example of Cross-Cultural Conflict --; Chinese American Adolescent Dating
Immigrants and Refugees
Southeast Asian Refugee Experience
Cross-Cultural Concerns
Comparison of Traditional Asian Values and Urban Industrial Values
Body Issues: Physical Growth and Health-Related Behaviors
Biochemical Basis of Puberty
The Hypothalamus
The Pituitary Gland
The Gonads
The Adrenal Glands
Sex Hormone Regulation in Males
Sex Hormone Regulation in Females
Maturation and Functions of Male Sex Organs
Spermatogenesis
The Developing Penis
Personal Issues
Use of Steroids by Athletes
The Cowper�s Glands
Cognitve Develoment: Improvements in Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making
Self-Concept, Identity, Ethnicity, and Gender
The Development of Moral Values
Religion

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