Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Series
Longman
Author
Jeff Arnett / Malcolm Hughes  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
608
Pub.-date
July 2012
ISBN13
9781408253908
ISBN
1408253909
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Description

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.

 

"Engaging, up-to-date and relevant for the European experience. It addresses the key biological and social developmental aspects and influences that impact on the adolescent years.  A book that students will refer to time and time again during their undergraduate degree.  In my opinion this book should be an essential text for undergraduate students in all related fields." - Liesl Conradie, Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer Child and Adolescent Studies, University of Bedfordshire

Features

This exciting new text that 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
  • an interdisciplinary approach to theory and research

Table of Contents

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

Back Cover

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood is an innovative and exciting European adaptation of Jeffrey Arnett’s hugely successful and groundbreaking U.S. 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.

A website accompanying the book features additional resources for both students and lecturers. Visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/arnett

About the Authors:

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Malcolm Hughes is Senior Lecturer in Education and Psychology at the University of the West of England. He is the co-author of Child Development as well as the European adaptation of Psychology in Education.

'This is a book that students will refer to time and time again during their undergraduate degree. In my opinion this book should be an essential text for undergraduate students in all related fields.’

Liesl Conradie, Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer Child and Adolescent Studies, University of Bedfordshire.

Author

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.

Reader Review(s)

"Engaging, up-to-date and relevant for the European experience. It addresses the key biological and social developmental aspects and influences that impact on the adolescent years.  A book that students will refer to time and time again during their undergraduate degree.  In my opinion this book should be an essential text for undergraduate students in all related fields." - Liesl Conradie, Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer Child and Adolescent Studies, University of Bedfordshire