At the Threshold

At the Threshold : Developing Adolescent

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"At the Threshold" presents the findings of the multifaceted Carnegie Foundation study on adolescence. Embodying a broadly interdisciplinary perspective, this volume offers a synthesis of the state-of-the-art research into the biological, social, and psychological changes occurring during this key stage of more

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 144.78 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 1,020.58g
  • Cambridge, Mass, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 9 line illustrations, 4 tables
  • 0674050363
  • 9780674050365

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An impressive and useful volume that will have a major impact on the field.--Dale A. Blyth, Executive Secretary, Society for Research on Adolescence, and Director, American Medical Association Center for Adolescent Health Analysisshow more

About S.Shirley Feldman

Shirley Feldman is at Stanford University, where she is professor of Human Biology, Senior Research Scientist in Child Psychiarty, and Deputy Director of the Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children, and Youth. Glen R. Elliott is Associate Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of California, San more

Table of contents

1. Capturing the Adolescent Experience Glen R. Elliott and S. Shirley Feldman PART 1: BASIC FOUNDATIONS 2. The Role of Pubertal Processes Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Edward O. Reiter 3. Adolescent Thinking Daniel P. Keating PART 2: CONTEXTS 4. Historical Perspectives John Modell and Madeline Goodman 5. Challenges in Studying Minority Youth Margaret Beale Spencer and Sanford M. Dornbusch 6. Coming of Age in a Changing Family System Frank F. Furstenburg 7. Peer Groups and Peer Cultures B. Brandford Brown 8. Schools and the Adolescent Doris R. Entwisle 9. Leisure, Work, and the Mass Media Gary Alan Fine, Jeylan T. Mortimer, and Donald F. Roberts PART 3: PSYCHOSOICAL ISSUES 10. Autonomy, Conflict, and Harmony in the Family Relationship Laurence Steinberg 11. Friendship and Peer Relations Ritch C. Savin-Williams and Thomas J. Berndt 12. Motivation and Achievement Valanne L. Henderson and Carol S. Dweck 13. Sexuality Herant Katchadourian 14. Self and Identity Development Susan Harter 15. Stress, Coping. And Adaptation Stuart T. Hauser and Mary Kay Bowlds 16. Problems Behaviors Joan McCord 17. Adolescent Health Susan G. Millstein and Iris F. Litt 18. Youth in Relation to Social Institutions Judith Torney-Purta 19. Progress and Promise of Research on Adolescence S. Shirley Feldman and Glen R. Elliot Reference Contributors Indexshow more

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