Adolescence by Ian McMahan | WHSmith Books


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Adolescence, by Ian McMahan, combines rigorous, scientific coverage of adolescent development research with a scholarly yet enjoyable narrative style that is rarely found in textbooks. The table of contents follows an ecological systems framework to show how individual teens both affect and are affected by their families, peers, schools, and society. Adolescence also employs unique pedagogy to ensure students practice active learning and deep processing, focus on the practical applications of what they are studying, think critically and become educated consumers of the research Two overarching themes are explored throughout this text:1. Adolescent development involves individual, social and cultural systems.2. Positive adolescent development is the norm, though the media and research frequently concentrate on adolescent problems. *Starting spring 2010, MyVirtualTeen will be included within MyDevelopmentKit for this book. My Virtual Teen is an interactive web-based simulation that allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18, with a specific focus on the teenage years, and monitor the effects of your parenting decisions over time. This engaging website lets you apply the key concepts that you are learning in your adolescent development class. And just like in real life, certain unplanned events will be presented to you. Click here for a brief walkthrough video:

About Author

Ian McMahan graduated from Princeton and received the Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the City University Graduate School. His doctoral dissertation won the James McKeen Cattell Prize, and his research papers have appeared in prestigious journals. Ian has also had an active writing career. His books include a novel, Footwork; the Microkid Mysteries for children; Get It Done!; Secrets of the Pharaohs; and many volumes in the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series of mysteries.


Brief Table of Contents Part I INTRODUCTION Chapter 1 Adolescence: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 2 Adolescence in Theory and Research Part II ADOLESCENT CHANGES Chapter 3 Puberty and Physical Development Chapter 4 Cognitive Changes Part III ADOLESCENT CONTEXTS Chapter 5 Families Chapter 6 Peers Chapter 7 School and Work Chapter 8 Community, Culture and Media Part IV ADOLESCENT ISSUES Chapter 9 Achievement Chapter 10 Gender Chapter 11 Identity Chapter 12 Intimacy Part V ADOLESCENT PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTSChapter 13 Problems Chapter 14 Positive Prospects

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780205482320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780205482320
  • weight: 1228
  • ISBN10: 0205482325

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