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Adolescence in Context
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Adolescence in Context

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June 2020 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
From award-winning author Tara L. Kuther comes Adolescence in Context, a topically oriented text that connects learners to the science that shapes our understanding of today's teenagers and young adults. The book is organized around three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science. The text presents classic research, current research, and foundational theories, which Kuther frames in real-life contexts such as gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status. Students will come away with an understanding of the book’s themes and material that they will immediately be able to apply to their own lives and future careers.

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Teach a course on infants and/or children? Kuther's Child and Adolescent Development in Context covers ages 0 to early 20’s and Kuther’s Infants and Children in Context covers ages 0 to 12.

Also of Interest: Case Studies in Lifespan Development by Stephanie M. Wright presents a series of 12 case studies shaped by the contributions of real students to build immersive examples that readers can relate to and enjoy. Bundle Case Studies in Lifespan Development with Adolescence in Context for only $5 more!

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
PART 1. BIOLOGICAL AND COGNITIVE FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT
 
Chapter 1. Introduction to Adolescent Development
History of Adolescence

 
Adolescent Development

 
Theories of Adolescent Development

 
The Science of Adolescent Development

 
The Promise and Challenge of Applied Developmental Science

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 2. Biological Development
Puberty

 
Psychological and Social Effects of Puberty

 
Pubertal Timing

 
Biological and Contextual Influences on Pubertal Timing

 
Health in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 3. Cognitive Development
Brain Development in Adolescence

 
Cognitive-Developmental Theory

 
Information Processing Theory

 
Individual Differences in Intelligence

 
Social Cognition

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
PART 2. PSYCHOSOCIAL AND SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Chapter 4. Self and Identity
Self-Concept

 
Self-Esteem

 
Identity

 
Ethnic-Racial Identity

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 5. Gender
Gender Stereotypes and Gender Differences

 
Influences on Gendered Behavior

 
Gender Typing and Gender Identity

 
Transgender Identity

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 6. Sexuality
Sexual Activity During Adolescence

 
Influences on Sexual Activity

 
Risky Sexual Activity and Problems

 
Sexuality Education

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 7. Morality, Religion, and Values
Moral Development

 
Prosocial Development

 
Religion and Religiosity

 
Civic Development and Engagement

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
PART 3. CONTEXTS OF DEVELOPMENT
 
Chapter 8. Family Context
The Family as a System

 
Parent–Adolescent Relationships

 
Parenting Styles

 
Families and Family Transitions

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 9. Peer Context
Friendship

 
Peer Group

 
Peer Influence

 
Dating

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 10. School and Work Contexts
Achievement Motivation

 
School Transitions and Academic Achievement

 
Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities and Specific Learning Disorders

 
Adolescent Work and Education

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 11. Media and Online Contexts
Understanding Adolescents’ Use of Media

 
Effects of Exposure to Adult Themes in Media

 
Social Media and Adolescent Development

 
Media Literacy

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
PART 4. PROBLEMS IN DEVELOPMENT
 
Chapter 12. Socioemotional and Behavioral Problems During Adolescence
Substance Use

 
Depression, Suicide, and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

 
Delinquency

 
Resilience

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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“A broad, accessible text that includes features that appeal to today's diverse college students.”

Robert S. Weisskirch
California State University, Monterey Bay

“Topics are well organized. Research is presented fairly and both sides are represented.”

Susan L. O'Donnell
George Fox University

“The text does a nice job of discussion adolescent development within context. It integrates multiple developmental processes within the topic (e.g., how impulsiveness relates to media consumption). It's a good level for undergraduate and perhaps master's students.”

Melinda A. Gonzales-Backen, Ph.D.
Florida State University

“This book is geared to the adolescent and helps them to understand the many facets of being an adolescent. It is engaging, contains unbiased and timely information.”

Celeste Uthe-Burrow, Ed.D
Augustana University

“Accessible adolescent psych text that make deliberate effort to include cultural, critical and biological perspectives.”

Kathryn E. Frazier
Worcester State University

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