An exploration of human adolescence, this book is unique because of its ethological perspective. The author presents a comprehensive treatment of adolescent development from a functional, evolutionary point of view, providing a research-based description of human adolescence. He also offers a comparative perspective, describing adolescence in other species, human cultures, and historical periods.
Glenn Weisfeld is associate professor of psychology at Wayne State University. He is the coeditor, with Nancy L. Segal and Carol C. Weisfeld, of Uniting Psychology and Biology: Integrative Perspectives on Human Development (1997) and editor of the Human Ethology Bulletin.
* The Biological Approach * Motives * Social Motivation * Pride and Shame * Sex Differences in Reproductive Behavior * The Social Context of Human Adolescence * Puberty Rites * Pubertal Changes in Primates * Pubertal Changes in Boys * Pubertal Changes in Girls * Boys Peer Relations * Girls Peer Relations * Sexual Relations * Parent-Adolescent Relations * A Model of Human Adolescence