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Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 1st Edition

  • Bradford Brown
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  • ISBN-10: 0123739519
  • ISBN-13: 9780123739513
  • DDC: 305.235
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1207 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The period of adolescence involves growth, adaptation, and dramatic reorganization in almost every aspect of social and psychological development. This work offers an exhaustive and comprehensive review of current theory and research findings pertaining to this critical decade of life. Leading scientists offer accessible and easily readable reviews of biological, social, educational, occupational, and cultural factors that shape adolescent development. Issues in normative development, individual differences, and psychopathology/maladjustment are reviewed. Over 130 chapters are included, each covering a specific aspect or issue of adolescence. The chapters trace differences in the course of adolescence in different nations and among youth with different backgrounds. The encyclopedia brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including academic researchers, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts, and will include authors from around the world. Each article features an in-depth analysis of current information on the topic, along with a glossary, suggested readings for further information, and cross-references to related articles.


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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Editor Biographies.
2: Editorial Advisory Board.
3: Contributor.
4: Guide to Using the Encyclopedia.
5: Preface.
6: Contents.
7: Academic Achievement.
8: Achievement Motivation.
9: Adolescence, Theories of.
10: Adolescent Decision-Making.
11: Adolescent Driving Behavior: A Developmental Challenge.
12: Adolescent Moral Development.
13: Adolescent Sleep.
14: Autonomy, Development of.
15: Body Image during Adolescence: A Developmental Perspective.
16: Brain Development.
17: Career Development.
18: Cognitive Development.
19: Creativity in Adolescence.
20: Disabilities, Physical.
21: Emotional Development.
22: Executive Function.
23: Gender Issues.
24: Genetics.
25: The History of the Study of Adolescence.
26: Hormones and Behavior.
27: Impulsivity and Adolescence.
28: Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation).
29: Literacy and Reading Behavior.
30: Memory.
31: Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning.
32: Motivation.
33: Music Listening in Adolescence.
34: Nutrition in Adolescence.
35: Personality Traits in Adolescence.
36: Physical Attractiveness.
37: Puberty and Adolescence: An Evolutionary Perspective.
38: Quantitative Research Methods.
39: Resilience.
40: Self-Development During Adolescence.
41: Self-Esteem.
42: Sexual Orientation.
43: Social Cognition.
44: Social Intelligence.
45: Spirituality, Religion and Healthy Development in Adolescents.
46: Stages of Adolescence.
47: Transitions into Adolescence.
48: Transitions to Adulthood.