Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach

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For undergraduate courses in Adolescence and Adolescent Development.

Incorporating culture throughout the text (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), this text uses a timely interdisciplinary perspective to present the key theories, research and applications of the field of Adolescent Development. Using many first person accounts from adolescents across cultures; "Thinking Critically" questions; and other features and pedagogy, this text offers a rich and timely introduction to the field of Adolescent Development.

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"Jeff has made some intelligent decisions that make the chapter (and the book in general) particularly effective. First and foremost, he has decided to focus on the most important issues in the field and to avoid the trap of trying to be encyclopedic…. As a result of limiting himself to major issues, he has time and space to develop intelligently the points he is making. Second, he has zeroed in on a few key-crosscutting themes that inform each of the chapters (that I have seen) in the volume…. The themes he has chosen—the interdisciplinary nature of adolescence and thus the need for an interdisciplinary approach, gender issues, and historical and cultural perspectives—are issues that are not only important, but will weather well. As a result, the approach taken in the volume will stand the test of time—the volume is informative and interesting; up-to-date but not faddish."—S. Shirley Feldman, Ph.D., Stanford University



"I really like the way Jeff has presented the issues in a broad cultural context. I think this will be so helpful in getting students to understand American adolescents' family relationships, as well as benefiting them by giving them knowledge of how things work for other cultural groups…."—Reed Larson, Ph.D., University of Illinois



"The combination of research from multiple disciplines was exciting, as was the integration of cultural, historical, and research perspectives. I liked the in-depth approach to the discussion of important research studies. I felt I was reading a unique text."—Bonnie B. Dowdy, Ph.D., Dickinson College

About the Author:

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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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_013189272X

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