Santrock, John W. Adolescence

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Adolescence

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The leading text for the Adolescence Psychology course, Adolescence 8th edition is the most accurate and up to date text available. Applauded by adopters as eloquently written and intelligently presented, this text bears John Santrock's trademark balance of accurate, current content for faculty and effective pedagogy for students. Included in this new edition are the most cutting edge research available and thoroughly integrated coverage of culture, ethnicity and gender, and school-related issues. For students, Santrock's student-celebrated pedagogical system has been enhanced to better help students see how the course material fits together.

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Through the Eyes of Adolescents appear one or more times in each chapter, providing a glimpse of the real worlds of teens struggling with issues like Anorexia (Ch. 14) or "Adolescents Who Hate School" (Ch. 7) through their own words.
Dramatically expanded Web Resources including Web Icons which appear throughout each chapter, next to appropriate content, signaling to the student that connecting links and additional information is available on the 8th edition web site. Taking it to the Net problem-solving exercises have been added to encourage students to explore topics in more depth via the internet.
Key Terms are now defined in the margin of the page on which they first appear making it easier for students to learn new vocabulary.
Key People feature summarizes important researchers and theorists at the end of each chapter to help students connect the people with the theories, concepts, and studies
Through The Eyes of Psychologists feature quotes and insights from today's top developmental researchers in the field such as Eliot Aronson and James Jones. These passages bring researchers and their subjects to life for students.
Unique Cross-linkages are featured within the text of every chapter to refer students back to the primary discussion of key concepts to increase comprehension. This serves as a built-in review for students.
Explorations in Adolescence boxes appear one or more times in each chapter and provide applications like "Why Youth Kill" (Ch. 6) that focus on providing a better understanding of and a more caring world for adolescents.
Important Content changes include the reduction of chapters from 16 to 14, with the reduction of two cognitive chapters to one and the integration of the adolescent health coverage into chapter 3.
Text Design has been completely replaced with an open, colorful one-column design to appeal to students.
Cognitive Maps, expanded in this edition appear at the beginning, end and within each chapter to help visual learners organize and visualize major concepts as they progress.
Summary Tables, now streamlined for enhanced effectiveness, provide quick and easy-to-use overviews of key topics.
Expert consultants reviewed chapters, adding their recommendations and insights to provide the most current information available about adolescent development. The text's expert reviewer panel is listed in the preface of the text.
Adolescence Resources provides students with brief end of chapter descriptions of recommended books for additional acquiring knowledge and insight about practical applications for helping adolescents reach their full potential.
Adventures for the Mind critical thinking inserts appear periodically throughout the chapters to challenge students to expand their personal application of theories and research.

About the Author:

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches developmental psychology and educational psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and introductory psychology at the undergraduate level. Dr. Santrock's research on father custody is widely cited and used in expert witness testimony to promote flexibility and alternative considerations in custody disputes. His research has included publication in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He recently was a member of the editorial board of Developmental Psychology and his publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: CHILD DEVELOPMENT, Eighth Edition; LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT, Seventh Edition; CHILDREN, Sixth Edition; PSYCHOLOGY, Sixth Edition; and EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.

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