The Adolescent Experience


  • Thomas Gullotta, Child and Family Agency of Southeast Connecticut, New London, Connecticut and Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut, U.S.A.
  • Gerald Adams, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Carol Markstrom, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

The Adolescent Experience places the college student at the very heart of the book. The authors engage in a dialogue with the reader that is warm, caring, and often humorous as they write and share material about this time of life. The authors emphasize the role that development and society play in the lives of young people. The book has a solid research basis with a historical and multicultural focus. But most important, the book is practical and applied with the strongest prevention/health promotion material available in any basic undergraduate adolescent psychology text currently on the market.
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Undergraduates in courses dealing with adolescence, such as Human Development and Family Relations, Home Economics, Family Studies, Child Development, Education, Social Work, and Psychology Departments.


Book information

  • Published: September 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-305560-6

Table of Contents

Preface.Welcome to the Study of Adolescence:Welcome to the Study of Adolescence.Theories and Research Methods.Patterns of Adolescent Development:Intellectual and Cognitive Development.Identity Development and Self-Concept.Gender Differences and Sex-Role Development.Physical Growth and Sexual Development.Influences on Adolescent Development:The Family.Peer, Leisure, and Work Experiences.Education.Dealing with Issues of Concern: Prevention and Treatment:Helping Adolescents: Intervention and Prevention.Adolescent Sexuality: Issues for Concern.Substance Use and Abuse in Adolescence.Crime and Delinquency.Eating Disorders.Depression and Suicide in Adolescence.Part Five: Parting Thoughts:Of Time and Soothsaying.References.Photo Credits.Index.