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Adolescence in Context

Adolescence in Context

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August 2020 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Adolescence: Lives in Context is a topically oriented text for the Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood development course organized around three key themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science. The text, developed by teacher and scholar Tara Kuther, will be written to engage students through her digestible, student-friendly writing style. Adolescence: Lives in Context will deliver current and classic research, foundational theories and will help students to comprehend how those theories apply to their future careers and own lives through a lens of contexts across each developmental stage and topic. ?

Part 1: Biological and Cognitive Foundations of Development
Chapter 1: Introduction to Adolescent Development
History of Adolescence

Development During Adolescence

Theoretical Perspectives on Adolescent Development

The Science of Adolescent Development

Chapter 2: Biological Development

Psychological and Social Effects of Puberty

Pubertal Timing

Biological and Contextual Influences on Pubertal Timing

Health in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Biological and Contextual Influences on Development

Chapter 3: Cognitive Development
Brain Development in Adolescence

Cognitive Developmental and Sociocultural Theory

Information Processing System


Social Cognition

Part 2: Psychosocial and Socioemotional Development
Chapter 4: Identity
Self-Concept and Self Esteem

Self Esteem


Ethnic-Racial Identity

Chapter 5: Gender
Sex, Sex Differences, and Gender Typing

Influences on Gendered Behavior

Gender Identity

Transgender Adolescents

Chapter 6: Sexuality
Sexual Activity

Influences on Sexual Activity

Risky Sexual Activity and Problems

Sex Education

Chapter 7: Morality, Religion, and Values
Value Autonomy

Moral Development

Prosocial Development

Religiosity and Spirituality

Political Beliefs and Involvement

Chapter 8: Family Context
The Family System

Parent-Adolescent Relationships

Parenting Style

Attachment and Intimacy

Families and Family Transitions

Chapter 9: Peer Context

Cliques and Crowds

Popular and Unpopular Adolescents

Peer Influence


Chapter 10: School and Work Contexts
Secondary Education

Achievement Motivation and Academic Achievement

Contextual Influences on Academic Achievement

Educating Adolescents with Special Learning Needs

Education and Work during Emerging Adulthood

Chapter 11: Media and Online Contexts
Theories of Media Influence

Media Use

Effects of Exposure to Adult Themes in Media

Social Media and Adolescent Development

Social Media and Adolescent Problems

Media Literacy

Part 4: Problems in Development
Chapter 12: Socioemotional and Behavioral Problems During Adolescence
Understanding Common Problems of Adolescence

Substance Use and Abuse

Delinquent and Antisocial Behavior

Depression, Suicide, and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)




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