Synopses & Reviews
For undergraduate courses in Adolescence and Adolescent Development
Focused on a global cultural perspective that incorporates research on adolescence through emerging adulthood
Grounded in a global cultural perspective (within and outside of the US), this text includes a considerable amount of anthropology, sociology, and international research in addition to the compelling psychological research on adolescent development. This book also takes into account the period of emerging adulthood (ages 18-25), an area sometimes neglected but of particular interest to many students who see themselves reflected in the research. Looking for additional resources to help you understand the material and succeed in this course? MyDevelopmentLab contains study tools such as flashcards, self tests, videos, as well as MyVirtulTeen which allows you to raise your own virtual teenager, focusing on the ages 10 through 18. MyDevelpmentLab is available at www.mydevelopmentlab.com.
A rich and timely introduction to the field of adolescent development, this book incorporates culture throughout the world as a key element in understanding development in adolescence and emerging adulthood (ages 18-25). It uses a timely interdisciplinary perspective to present key theories, research and application. Many first person accounts from adolescents across cultures as well as critical thinking questions make this an engaging and interesting introduction to the field of adolescent development.
Chapter topics include: biological foundations, cognitive foundations, cultural beliefs, gender, the self, family relationships, friends and peers, dating, love, sexuality, school, work, media, and adolescence and emerging adulthood in the 21st century.
For individuals in a variety of fields relating to adolescents.
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This package contains the following components:
-0138144583: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach
About the Author
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is Research Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. He has also taught at the University of Virginia, Oglethorpe University, and the University of Missouri. He was educated at Michigan State University (undergraduate), the University of Virginia (graduate school), and the University of Chicago (postdoctoral studies). His research interests are in risk behavior in adolescence (especially cigarette smoking), media use in adolescence (especially music), and a wide range of topics in emerging adulthood. He is editor of the Journal of Adolescent Research and the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Adolescence. In addition, he is on the editorial boards of Identity, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, and Youth & Society. His book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties was recently published by Oxford University Press. He lives in University Park, Maryland, with his wife Lene Jensen and their three-year-old twins, Paris and Miles.
Jeff Arnett was referenced in a NY Times article.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Biological Foundations
Chapter 3: Cognitive Foundations
Chapter 4: Cultural Beliefs
Chapter 5: Gender
Chapter 6: The Self
Chapter 7: Family Relationships
Chapter 8: Friends and Peers
Chapter 9: Love and Sexuality
Chapter 10: School
Chapter 11: Work
Chapter 12: Media
Chapter 13: Problems and Resilience