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At the Threshold The Developing Adolescent

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ISBN-10: 0674050363

ISBN-13: 9780674050365

Edition: 1990

Authors: S. Shirley Feldman, Glen R. Elliott

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Adolescents embody the best hopes of American society. Their vital role in shaping our future lends particular significance to their success in negotiating the passage from childhood to adulthood, while their intensity and visibility often make them barometers of social change. It is all the more remarkable, then, that this critical period has only recently captured the full attention of researchers. At the Threshold presents the long-awaited findings of the Carnegie Foundation study on adolescence. It offers a comprehensive overview of what investigators are learning about normal development and provides an interdisciplinary synthesis of research into the biological, social, and…    
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 654
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.848

Shirley Feldman is at Stanford University, where she is professor of Human Biology, Senior Research Scientist in Child Psychiarty, and Deputy Director of the Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children, and Youth.

Glen R. Elliott is Associate Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of California, San Francisco.

Capturing the Adolescent Experience
Basic Foundations
The Role of Pubertal Processes
Adolescent Thinking
Contexts
Historical Perspectives
Challenges in Studying Minority Youth
Coming of Age in a Changing Family System
Peer Groups and Peer Cultures
Schools and the Adolescent
Leisure, Work, and the Mass Media
Psychosoical Issues
Autonomy, Conflict, and Harmony in the Family Relationship
Friendship and Peer Relations
Motivation and Achievement
Sexuality
Self and Identity Development
Stress, Coping. And Adaptation
Problems Behaviors
Adolescent Health
Youth in Relation to Social Institutions
Progress and Promise of Research on Adolescence
Reference
Contributors
Index