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Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

A Cultural Approach

Jeff Arnett, Malcolm Hughes

Jul 2012, Paperback, 648 pages
ISBN13: 9781408253908
ISBN10: 1408253909
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Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood is an innovative and exciting European adaptation of Jeffrey Arnett’s hugely successful and groundbreaking US text of the same title. The book combines the most significant approaches and ideas in developmental, social and behavioural psychology to produce a comprehensive picture of what it means to experience adolescence today.

Drawing upon European research, data and examples, the text takes a fresh approach to understanding adolescent development from a broad range of perspectives including:

  • a focus on the cultural basis of development
  • consideration of the concept of ‘emerging adulthood’
  • an emphasis on the historical context of adolescence
  • an interdisciplinary approach to theory and research

Packed full of illustrations and features including a focus on youth in the media, professional practice and thinking critically, this is an essential resource for anyone studying or working in the field of childhood, youth and adolescence.

Chapter 1 Introduction

PART 1: FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 2 Biological foundations

Chapter 3 Cognitive foundations

Chapter 4 Cultural beliefs

Chapter 5 Gender

Chapter 6 The self

PART 2: CONTEXTS

Chapter 7 Family relationships

Chapter 8 Friends and peers

Chapter 9 Love and sexuality

Chapter 10 School

Chapter 11 Work

PART 3: PROBLEMS AND RESILIENCE

Chapter 12 Problems and problem behaviours

This exciting new text that takes a fresh approach to understanding adolescent development from a broad range of perspectives including:

  • a focus on the cultural basis of development
  • consideration of the concept of ‘emerging adulthood’
  • an emphasis on the historical context
  • an interdisciplinary approach to theory and research

Jefffrey Jensen Arnett is Research Professor in the department of pyscholgy at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Mal Hughes is Senior Lecturer in Education and Psychology at the University of the West of England. He has successfully co-authored Child Development as well as the European adaptation of Psychology in Education.

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"Engaging, up-to-date and relevant for the European experience. It addresses the key biological and social developmental aspects and influences that impact on the adolescent years. A book that students will refer to time and time again during their undergraduate degree. In my opinion this book should be an essential text for undergraduate students in all related fields." - Liesl Conradie, Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer Child and Adolescent Studies, University of Bedfordshire

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