Adolescence: Development, Diversity, Context and Application

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For undergraduate-level courses in Adolescence or Adolescent Development, in departments of psychology, child/human development, human ecology, family studies, nursing, education, or social work.

This text offers a unique, integrated treatment of the central themes in the contemporary study of adolescence—development, diversity, context, and application. Specifically, it enables students to understand the bases of the developmental changes young people experience during the adolescent period; to appreciate the important instances of diversity; to recognize the important role played in adolescent development of the different instances of the context, or ecology, of human development; and to understand the ways in which knowledge about adolescent development, diversity, and context may be applied to promote positive development among young people. This integration of themes helps students appreciate fully the dynamic character of the field of adolescent development today.

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Richard M. Lerner is the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science at Tufts University. A developmental psychologist, Lerner received a Ph.D. in 1971 from the City University of New York. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society. Prior to joining Tufts University, he was on the faculty and held administrative posts at Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Boston College, where he was the Anita L. Brennan Professor of Education and the director of the Center for Child, Family, and Community Partnerships. During the 1994-1995 academic year Lerner held the Tyner Eminent Scholar Chair in the Human Sciences at Florida State University. Lerner is the author or editor of 40 books and more than 275 scholarly articles and chapters, including his 1995 book, America's Youth in Crisis: Challenges and Options for Programs and Policies. He edited Volume 1, Theoretical Models o f Human Development, for the fifth edition of the Handbook of Child Psychology. He is known for his theory of, and research about, relations between life-span human development and contextual or ecological change. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence and of the new journal, Applied Developmental Science.

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