Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Three-Volume Set

Edited by

  • B. Bradford Brown, University of Wisconsin-Madison - USA
  • Mitchell Prinstein, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - USA

The Encyclopedia of Adolescence is a three-volume reference work on adolescence intended for college and public libraries, researchers, and college students. The work will feature over 140 signed and peer-reviewed entries, including content on normative development, individual differences, cultural differences, social and emotional development, education, work, and psychopathlogy as they apply to adolescents. The encyclopedia brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including academic researchers, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts, and will include authors from around the world. Each article will follow a set format of glossary, introductory paragraph, body of the work, suggested readings for further information, and cross-references to related encyclopedia articles. Published both in print and via Elsevier's online platform of Science Direct, this Encyclopedia will have the enhanced option of integrating traditional print with online multimedia.

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Post-graduate researchers and practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, medicine and pediatrics, and advanced undergraduates.


Book information

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  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373915-5


"2011 PROSE Award Winner for Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Science"

Academic Press/Elsevier Science & Technology

Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Editors-in-Chief: B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein

"Organizing any reference work is a demanding task, especially when providing a worldwide overview of what is known about adolescence. This innovative encyclopedia, organized around adolescent issues and experiences, uses a three-pronged framework for its 125 broad topical essays… The detailed index points to specific terms within the topics. The highly accomplished contributors come from all relevant disciplines and many countries. The comprehensive essays are logically presented and clearly written. They will serve as excellent introductions for a wide range of readers. This set is also available electronically on the ScienceDirect platform (CH, Sep'06, 44-0034). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."--CHOICE

Table of Contents

Academic AchievementAchievement MotivationAdolescence, Theories ofAutonomy, Development ofBody ImageBrain DevelopmentCareer DevelopmentCognitive DevelopmentCreativityDecision MakingDisabilities, PhysicalDriving BehaviorTransitions into AdolescenceTransitions to AdulthoodEmotional DevelopmentExecutive FunctionGender issuesGeneticsHistory of AdolescenceHormones and BehaviorIdentity DevelopmentImpulsivityLiteracy & Reading BehaviorMemoryIntellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation)Metacognition and SelfregulationMoral DevelopmentMotivationMusic and AdolescenceNutrition, Diet, and Eating BehaviorPersonality /TemperamentPhysical AttractivenessPubertyResearch MethodsResilienceSelf ConceptSelf EsteemSexual OrientationSleepSocial CognitionSocial IntelligenceSpiritualityStages of AdolescenceAttachmentBullying and VictimizationCivic and Political EngagementCultural Influences on Adolescent DevelopmentDiscrimination, Racial and EthnicDivorceEmploymentEthnic IdentityFamily OrganizationFamily RelationsFoster CareFriendshipGangsGender RolesGlobalization and AdolescenceHigh SchoolHome EnvironmentHomelessnessImmigrant IssuesInitiation Ceremonies and Rites of PassageInternet Use and Electronic TechnologyLegal SystemLeisureMedia, Influence ofMentor RelationshipsMiddle SchoolNeighborhood InfluencesOut-of-School ActivitiesParent - Child RelationshipParenting Practices/StylePeer InfluencePeer RelationshipsPopularity and Social StatusPovertyReligious involvementRomantic RelationshipsSchools and SchoolingSchool-to-Work TransitionsSex EducationSexual BehaviorSibling relationsDELETED -Social ChangeSocial SkillsSocial SupportSocializationSports ParticipationTeen ParentingVocational TrainingAddictions in AdolescenceAIDSAlcohol UseAnxiety DisordersAttention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderAutism and AspergersBereavementBipolar DisorderBody Dysmorphic DisorderChromic illnessCognitive Behavioral TherapyCopingDepression and Depressive DisordersDevelopmental psychopathologyDisruptive BehaviorsEating DisordersEmotional DisregulationGamblingInterpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed AdolescentsAdolescent Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs)LonelinessMaltreatmentModes of interventionModes of preventionMultisystemic Family TherapyNonsuicidal self-injuryObesity/WeightDating AbusePersonality DisordersPharmacotherapyPregnancy in AdolescencePsychopathology, Theories ofRisk-Taking BehaviorRisky sexual behaviorsRunaway TeensSchizophreniaSexually Transmitted InfectionsSleep Patterns and ChallengesStressSuicideTobacco useAggression and Violence