Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2003 - Psychology - 538 pages
A rich and timely introduction to the field of adolescent development, this book incorporates culture throughout (both within the US and outside the US) as a key element in understanding development in adolescence, and expanding the notion of adolescence to include "emerging adulthood" (ages 18-25). It uses a timely interdisciplinary perspective to present key theories, research and application; many first person accounts from adolescents across cultures; critical thinking questions; and numerous other features. Chapter topics include biological foundations; cognitive foundations; cultural beliefs; gender; the self; family relationships; friends and peers; dating, love, and sexuality; school; work; media; problems; and adolescence and emerging adulthood in the 21st century. For individuals in a variety of fields relating to adolescents.

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Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is Research Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. He has also taught at the University of Virginia, Oglethorpe University, and the University of Missouri. He was educated at Michigan State University (undergraduate), the University of Virginia (graduate school), and the University of Chicago (postdoctoral studies). His research interests are in risk behavior in adolescence (especially cigarette smoking), media use in adolescence (especially music), and a wide range of topics in emerging adulthood. He is editor of the Journal of Adolescent Research and the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Adolescence. In addition, he is on the editorial boards of Identity, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, and Youth & Society. His book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties was recently published by Oxford University Press. He lives in University Park, Maryland, with his wife Lene Jensen and their three-year-old twins, Paris and Miles.

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