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.
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.
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