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By John W. Santrock

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Format: Paperback, 608 pages, 15th edition Edition
Other Information: illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Published In: United States, 16 December 2013
More students learn from John Santrock's Adolescence than from any other text in this field. The 15th edition combines proven pedagogy and the most current research to provide a market-leading presentation of adolescence. This time-tested text provides compelling contemporary research, including updates from a multitude of leading experts in the field. The text's accessible presentation, plentiful applications, and engaging writing foster increased mastery of the content. The new edition continues with the "Connections" theme, guiding students to connect topical processes in development, connect research to what we know about development, and connect development to the real world. The new edition also includes substantially expanded material on diversity and culture, adolescents' and emerging adults' health and well-being including numerous recommendations for improving the lives of adolescents, and expanded emphasis on the positive aspects of adolescent development.

Table of Contents

Contents Chapter 1: Introduction The Historical Perspective Today's Adolescents in the United States and Around the World The Nature of Development The Science of Adolescent Development Chapter 2: Puberty, Health, and Biological Foundations Puberty Health Evolution, Heredity, and Environment Chapter 3: The Brain and Cognitive Development The Brain The Cognitive Developmental View The Information-Processing View The Psychometric/Intelligence View Social Cognition Chapter 4: The Self, Identity, Emotion, and Personality The Self Identity Emotional Development Personality Development Chapter 5: Gender Biological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on Gender Gender Stereotypes, Similarities, and Differences Gender-Role Classification Developmental Changes and Junctures Chapter 6: Sexuality Exploring Adolescent Sexuality Sexual Attitudes and Behavior Problematic Sexual Outcomes in Adolescence Sexual Literacy and Sex Education Chapter 7: Moral Development, Values, and Religion What moral Developments Is and the Domains of Moral Development Contexts of Moral Development Values, Religions, and Spirituality Chapter 8: Families Family Processes Adolescents' and Emerging Adults' Relationships with their Parents Sibling Relationships The Changing Family in a Changing Society Social Policy, Adolescents, and Families Chapter 9: Peers, Romantic Relationships, and Life Styles Exploring Peer Relations and Friendships Adolescent Groups Gender and Culture Dating and Romantic Relationships Emerging Adult Lifestyles Chapter 10: Schools Approaches to Educating Students Transitions in Schooling The Social Contexts of Schools Adolescents Who Are Exceptional Chapter 11: Achievement, Work, and Careers Achievement Work Career Development Chapter 12: Culture Culture, Adolescence, and Emerging Adulthood Socioeconomic Status and Poverty Ethnicity Media/Screen Time and Technology Chapter 13: Problems in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Exploring Adolescent and Emerging Adult Problems Problems and Disorders Interrelation of Problems and Prevention/Intervention Appendix: Careers in Adolescent Development

About the Author

John W. Santrock insegna presso l'University of Texas at Dallas (US).

EAN: 9781259060847
ISBN: 1259060845
Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
Dimensions: 27.4 x 22.8 x 2 centimetres (1.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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