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Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting: Findings From A Racially Diverse Sample

Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting: Findings From A Racially Diverse Sample

1st Edition

Patricia L. East, Marianne E. Felice
September 02, 2016

Written by a pediatrician/adolescent medicine specialist and a developmental psychologist, this book is a collection of informative, nonredundant yet comprehensive studies on adolescent pregnancy and parenting. More than 200 adolescent women in an ethnically diverse sample were studied prenatally...

The Adolescent Experience: European and American Adolescents in the 1990s

The Adolescent Experience: European and American Adolescents in the 1990s

1st Edition

August Flammer, Francoise D. Alsaker
May 30, 2014

The opening of the borders to Eastern Europe has expanded our view on European diversities and offered new opportunities to examine the effects of the heterogeneity in European cultural backgrounds and political systems on personality and social development. This book is a first step in utilizing...

The Decline of Substance Use in Young Adulthood: Changes in Social Activities, Roles, and Beliefs

The Decline of Substance Use in Young Adulthood: Changes in Social Activities, Roles, and Beliefs

1st Edition

Jerald G. Bachman, Patrick M. O'Malley, John E. Schulenberg, Lloyd D. Johnston, Alison L. Bryant, Alicia C. Merline
July 09, 2013

This book is intended as a thoughtful extension to Bachman et al.'s well-received monograph Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Use in Young Adulthood. That volume showed that the new freedoms of young adulthood lead to increases in substance use, while the responsibilities of adulthood--marriage,...

Arenas of Comfort in Adolescence: A Study of Adjustment in Context

Arenas of Comfort in Adolescence: A Study of Adjustment in Context

1st Edition

Jeylan T. Mortimer, Kathleen T. Call
June 03, 2013

Adolescence is a time when the social world expands, a time of increasing engagement beyond the family sphere to the school, the peer group, and the workplace. These contexts may present experiences that differ greatly in their tone and content, either contributing to or hindering satisfaction and...

Growing Up Fast: Transitions To Early Adulthood of Inner-city Adolescent Mothers

Growing Up Fast: Transitions To Early Adulthood of Inner-city Adolescent Mothers

1st Edition

Bonnie J. Ross Leadbeater, Niobe Way
February 05, 2013

In this book the authors examine in depth the lives of inner-city adolescent mothers, going beyond stereotypes to illuminate the diverse pathways to young adulthood taken by these young women. The different ways they respond to becoming a parent reflect a range of abilities, aspirations, and...

Interwoven Lives: Adolescent Mothers and Their Children

Interwoven Lives: Adolescent Mothers and Their Children

1st Edition

Thomas L. Whitman, John G. Borkowski, Deborah A. Keogh, Keri Weed, Keri Weed
March 01, 2001

Despite a growing body of scholarship on the phenomenon of adolescent parenting, minimal attention has been given to investigating systematic changes in adolescent mothers' and their children's psychological functioning over time. This book reports on a longitudinal study conducted to examine the...

Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Use in Young Adulthood: The Impacts of New Freedoms and New Responsibilities

Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Use in Young Adulthood: The Impacts of New Freedoms and New Responsibilities

1st Edition

Jerald G. Bachman, Katherine N. Wadsworth, Patrick M. O'Malley, Lloyd D. Johnston, John E. Schulenberg
January 01, 1997

Why do some young adults substantially change their patterns of smoking, drinking, or illicit drug use after graduating from high school? In this book, the authors show that leaving high school and leaving home create new freedoms that are linked to increases in the use of cigarettes, alcohol,...

Life Values and Adolescent Mental Health

Life Values and Adolescent Mental Health

1st Edition

Patricia Cohen, Jacob Cohen
October 01, 1995

Arising from the Cohens' work on the epidemiology of childhood psychopathology, this book explores the two aspects of motivational structure--ideas and values--that underlie the development of maladaptive functioning and symptoms. The first aspect is a measure of what children admire in their peers...

Stress, Coping, and Relationships in Adolescence

Stress, Coping, and Relationships in Adolescence

1st Edition

Inge Seiffge-Krenke
August 01, 1995

Unique and comprehensive, this volume integrates the most updated theory and research relating to adolescent coping and its determinants. This book is the result of the author's long interest in, and study of, stress, coping, and relationships in adolescence. It begins with an overview of research...

Adolescent Storm and Stress: An Evaluation of the Mead-freeman Controversy

Adolescent Storm and Stress: An Evaluation of the Mead-freeman Controversy

1st Edition

James E. Cote
January 01, 1994

In 1928, Margaret Mead published her first book, entitled Coming of Age in Samoa, in which she described to the Western world an exotic culture where people "came of age" with a minimum of "storm and stress." In 1983, Derek Freeman, an Australian anthropologist, published a book in which he...

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