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.