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More students learn from John Santrock's Adolescence than from any other text in this field. The 14th edition combines proven pedagogy and the most current research to provide a market leading presentation of adolescence. This time tested text provides compelling contemporary research, including updates from eleven leading experts in the field. The text's accessible presentation, plentiful applications and engaging writing foster increased mastery of the content. The new edition includes substantially expanded material on diversity and culture, adolescents' and emerging adults' health and well-being, including numerous recommendations for improving the lives of adolescents, and expanded emphasis on the positive aspects of adolescent development.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 228 x 274 x 17mm | 1,297g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 14th Revised edition
  • 007811716X
  • 9780078117169
  • 2,282,682

Table of contents

Contents Chapter 1: Introduction The Historical Perspective Today's Adolescents in the United States and Around the World The Nature of Development The Science of Adolescent Development Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 2: Puberty, Health, and Biological Foundations Puberty Health Evolution, Heredity, and Environment Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 3: The Brain and Cognitive Development The Brain The Cognitive Developmental View The Information-Processing View The Psychometric/Intelligence View Social Cognition Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 4: The Self, Identity, Emotion, and Personality The Self Identity Emotional Development Personality Development Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 5: Gender Biological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on Gender Gender Stereotypes, Similarities, and Differences Gender-Role Classification Developmental Changes and Junctures Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 6: Sexuality Exploring Adolescent Sexuality Sexual Attitudes and Behavior Negative Sexual Outcomes in Adolescence Sexual Literacy and Sex Education Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 7: Moral Development, Values, and Religion Domains of Moral Development Contexts of Moral Development Values, Religions, and Cults Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 8: Families Family Processes Adolescents' and Emerging Adults' Relationships with their Parents Sibling Relationships The Changing Family in a Changing Society Social Policy, Adolescents, and Families Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 9: Peers, Romantic Relationships, and Life Styles Exploring Peer Relations Adolescent Groups Gender and Culture Dating and Romantic Relationships Emerging Adult Lifestyles Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 10: Schools Approaches to Educating Students Transitions in Schooling The Social Contexts of Schools Adolescents Who Are Exceptional Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 11: Achievement, Work, and Careers Achievement Work Career Development Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 12: Culture Culture, Adolescence, and Emerging Adulthood Socioeconomic Status and Poverty Ethnicity The Media and Technology Reach Your Learning Goals Chapter 13: Problems in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Exploring Adolescent and Emerging Adult Problems Problems and Disorders Interrelation of Problems and Prevention/Intervention Reach Your Learning Goals Appendix: Careers in Adolescent Development
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About John W. Santrock

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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