Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach
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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