Synopses & Reviews
This book will be of central importance to developmental and clinical psychologists, sociologists and criminologists, and valuable to social workers, teachers, nurses and all those working with young people. Harold Grotevant, University of Minnesota, USA; Catherine Cooper, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA; Toril Hammer, The Research Council of Norway's Centre for Youth Research
Challenge and conflict seem to be an integral part of adolescent life. This intriguing book includes both recent research, presented here for the first time, and summaries of earlier major studies of adolescence. Morality, gender, family contexts, and social change are examined in a cross-cultural study of personality development in adolescence. Norwegian findings challenge some American findings, but overall there are more transcultural similarities for the internalization of personality structure.
The formation of identity in adolescence is the most central concept in psychological and sociological studies of young people. Most theories to date assume that adolescents share the same conditions under which their identities are formed.
Personality Development in Adolescence is a collection of work by leading researchers that considers different contexts affecting personality and identity development. Three main contexts are considered: cultural, family and life-span development.
Of central importance to developmental psychologists, this collection will also be valuable to social workers, teachers, nurses and all those whose work involves young people.