ISBN-10: 039590823X

ISBN-13: 9780395908235

Edition: 2004

Authors: Paul S. Kaplan

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Paul Kaplan presents multiple perspectives on the issues surrounding adolescence in order to give students a more complete picture of topics and debates. Based around five key themesadolescence is a time of choices; it is shaped by context and influenced by group membership; the adolescent experience has changed over the last 50 years; and current views of adolescence are becoming more balancedin-text discussion not only covers the problems and challenges adolescents face, but also the positive adjustments and coping mechanisms they use. A Focus box in each chapter covers an applied issue or area of concern in depth, such as cults, gangs, the Self in different cultures, partner violence, and the question of parental notification for abortion. Perspective presents each chapter's main area of study in the broader context of adolescence so that readers understand how the chapter fits into the overall picture.
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List price: $150.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 4/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Note: Each chapter begins with `What Is Your Opinion?' and concludes with `Has Your Opinion Changed?' and `Chapter Summary at a Glance.?
Exploring Adolescence
The World of Adolescence Adolescence: A Frame of Reference
Modern Views of Adolescence
Themes of Adolescence
The Scientific Approach to Adolescence
Theoretical Approaches to Adolescence
Perspectives on Adolescence Research into Adolescence Ethical Standards and Dilemmas
Physical and Cognitive Development
Physical Development Pubertal Changes
The Biological Bases for Behavior and Development
The Interplay of Physical Development and Experience
The Health of Today 's Teenagers
Placing Adolescent
Physical Development in Perspective
Cognitive Development
Developmental Approaches
Information Processing
Approaches to Intelligence
Using Cognitive Abilities
Social Cognition
Placing Adolescent
Cognitive Development in Perspective
The Contexts of Development
The Adolescent-Parent Relationship
Parenting Styles Communication and Conflict
Other Family Relationships
The Changing American Family
Placing Family Relationships in Perspective
The Peer Group Friends
Cliques and Crowds
Popularity and Unpopularity
Romantic Relationships
Behavioral Autonomy and Conformity
Placing Peers in Perspective
The School Experience
Middle Schoo
High School Enhancing the School Experience
Dropping Out
Placing the School Experience in Perspective
The Media
The Media and the Teen
The Computer Revolution: Email and the Internet
Video Games Music and Radio
Television and the Movies
Magazines Placing the Media in Perspective
Social, Moral, and Personality Development
Self-Concept and Identity Formation
Basic Concepts Related to the Self
Self-Concept in Adolescence
Self-Esteem in Adolescence
Identity Gender Roles
Ethnic/Racial Identity
Placing the Self-Concept and Identity Formation in Perspective
Love and Sex
Physical Development and Sexuality
Dating, Love, and Sex
Sexual Attitudes and Behavior
Sex Education
Placing Adolescent
Sexuality in Perspective
Moral Development, Values, and Religion
Approaches to Moral Development
The Spiritual Dimension
Prosocial and Altruistic Behavior
Moral Education
Placing Moral Development in Perspective
Work and Career
Development Working on the Clock
Vocational Choice Gender and Career Choice
Minority Group Membership and Career Choice
The Forgotten 42 Percent
Placing Vocational Choice in Perspective
Challenges to Adolescent Development
Stress and Psychological, Physical, and Learning Problems
Stress Internalizing Behaviors and Disorders
Eating Disorders
Coping with Chronic Illness
Learning Disabilities
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Placing Adolescents with Special Needs in Perspective
Drug Use and Violence
Drug Use Tobacco and Alcohol
Other Drugs Predictors of D
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