Next time you come across a crowd of teenagers in a park, on the street, in a malleavesdrop a little. Their conversations reflect all the joys and hazards of modern adolescent life. Each chapter of Adolescence is filled with the voices of todays adolescents, through interviews in which they discuss their opinions, hopes, and concerns. These first-hand accounts frame a powerful blend of current research, theory, clinical perspectives, and topics that give students a deep understanding of adolescent psychology. This exciting new text:Shows the impact of individual, gender, and cultural differences on development with extended attention to ethnic identity, biculturalism, physical disabilities, mentoring, and adolescent vulnerability and resilience. Challenges stereotypical views of adolescents and persistent cultural myths about adolescent development. Offers extensive coverage of high interest topics such as sexual orientation, drug use, popular music, popularity, intimacy, employment, and parent-adolescent conflict and their role in adolescent development.
Examines concepts such as adolescent egocentrism, adolescent motherhood, and gender difference in achievement and cognitive and moral development. Provides strong pedagogical features (such as Spotlight, which presents a topic and the relevant studies about that issue) which promote student interest in and retention of the material.