The Adolescent as Decision-Maker

The Adolescent as Decision-Maker

Applications to Development and Education

1st Edition - October 28, 1989

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  • Editor: Allen Edwards
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080885827

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This book reviews current theories and research on adolescent development and their implications for education. It is organized around the theme of the adolescent as decision-maker, and covers areas of normal development that are crucial for the transition to independence. The issues raised by the thoughtful reviews will stimulate discussion and debate and will provide new perspectives on adolescence.


Researchers in developmental psychology and adolescent development, and students in courses on the topic in psychology, education, and home economics.

Table of Contents

  • Concepts of Development in Adolescence:
    J. Worell and F. Danner, Adolescents in Contemporary Context.
    P.H. Miller, Theories of Adolescent Development.
    Journey through Adolescence:
    F. Danner, Cognitive Development in Adolescence.
    A. de Armas and J.A. Kelly, Social Relationships in Adolescence: Skill Development and Training.
    D.K. Lapsley, R.D. Enright, and R.C. SerlinMoral and Social Education.
    J. Suls, Self-Awareness and Self-identity in Adolescence.
    R. Ames and C. Ames, Adolescent Motivation and Achievement.
    Transitions to Adulthood:
    A. Boxer, R.A. Levinson, and A.C. Petersen, Adolescent Sexuality.
    J. Worell, Sex Roles in Transition.
    G.B. Melton, Are Adolescents People? Problems of Liberty, Entitlement, and Responsibility.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: October 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080885827

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Allen Edwards

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Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, U.S.A.

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