Encyclopedia of Adolescence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123739155, 9780123739513

Encyclopedia of Adolescence

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123739155
eBook ISBN: 9780123739513
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2011
Page Count: 1294
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The period of adolescence involves growth, adaptation, and dramatic reorganization in almost every aspect of social and psychological development. The Encyclopedia of Adolescence offers an exhaustive and comprehensive review of current theory and research findings pertaining to this critical decade of life. Leading scientists offer accessible and easily readable reviews of biological, social, educational, occupational, and cultural factors that shape adolescent development. Issues in normative development, individual differences, and psychopathology/maladjustment are reviewed. Over 130 chapters are included, each covering a specific aspect or issue of adolescence. The chapters trace differences in the course of adolescence in different nations and among youth with different backgrounds.

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 features an in-depth analysis of current information on the topic, along with a glossary, suggested readings for further information, and cross-references to related encyclopedia articles. The volumes offer an unprecedented resource for all audiences, providing a more comprehensive understanding of general topics compared to other reference works on the subject.

Available both in print and online via SciVerse Science Direct.

Key Features

  • Winner of the 2011 PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference in Humanities & Social Science from the Association of American Publishers; and named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication
  • Brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts
  • Published both in print and via Elsevier's ScienceDirect™ online platform


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

Table of Contents

  • Editor Biographies
  • Editorial Advisory Board
  • Permission Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Article Titles

    • A

      • Academic Achievement

        • Abstract
        • Introduction
        • Measures of Academic Achievement: Strengths and Weaknesses
        • Age Trends in Achievement by Subject Area
        • Factors Predictive of Achievement
        • Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Differences in Achievement
        • Implications for Improving Achievement
        • See also
        • Glossary
        • Further Reading
        • Relevant Websites
      • Achievement Motivation

        • Abstract
        • Introduction
        • Current Achievement Motivation Theories and Constructs
        • Development of Achievement Motivation
        • Group Differences in Motivation
        • Parental Influences
        • School Influences
        • Peers and Motivation During Adolescence
        • Conclusion
        • See also
        • Glossary
        • Further Reading
      • Addictions in Adolescence

        • Abstract
        • Introduction
        • Prevalence and Epidemiology
        • Consequences of Use
        • Risk Factors for Addiction
        • Efforts to Prevent Addiction
        • Addiction Treatment
        • Conclusions and Future Developments
        • See also
        • Glossary
        • Further Reading
      • Adolescence, Theories of

        • Abstract
        • Introduction
        • Families of Theories
        • Why So Many Theories?
        • Evolving Need for New Theoretical Approaches That Address Emerging Knowledge and the Questions That Such Knowledge Inspire
        • See also
        • Glossary
        • Further Reading
        • Relevant Websites
      • Adolescent Decision-Making

        • Abstract
        • Introduction
        • What Is Competent Decision-Making?
        • Judgment and Decision-Making
        • Factors Influencing Adolescent Decision-Making
        • Summary and Implications
        • Se


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PROSE Award 2011, Multivolume Reference: Humanities & Social Science, American Association of Publishers
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, 2012, American Library Association


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

"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