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At the Threshold The Developing Adolescent

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 psychological changes occurring during this key stage in the life span. While focusing on the contexts of adolescent life - social and ethnic, family and school, leisure and work-it also addresses how researchers are doing in the effort to understand the intersection of processes that initiate and sustain adolescent development and to characterize the extraordinary changes that occur during these years. Contrary to popular belief, large numbers of young people continue to mature into productive members of society. At the Threshold seeks to allow professionals and nonprofessionals alike important access to the reality of normal adolescent experience. The authors recognize that only if we begin to understand and clearly articulate the parameters of successful adolescent development can we hope to intervene with those individuals whose lives seem aimed toward unsatisfactory futures.
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Book details

List price: $47.50
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
Language: English

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