Adolescence, by Ian McMahan, combines rigorous, scientific coverage of adolescent development research with a scholarly yet enjoyable narrative style that is rarely found in textbooks. The table of contents follows an ecological systems framework to show how individual teens both affect and are affected by their families, peers, schools, and society. Adolescence also employs unique pedagogy to ensure students practice active learning and deep processing, focus on the practical applications of what they are studying, think critically and become educated consumers of the research.
Two overarching themes are explored throughout this text:
1. Adolescent development involves individual, social and cultural systems.
2. Positive adolescent development is the norm, though the media and research frequently concentrate on adolescent problems.
Table of Contents
Part I INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1 Adolescence: Past, Present, and Future
Chapter 2 Adolescence in Theory and Research
Part II ADOLESCENT CHANGES
Chapter 3 Puberty and Physical Development
Chapter 4 Cognitive Changes
Part III ADOLESCENT CONTEXTS
Chapter 5 Families
Chapter 6 Peers
Chapter 7 School and Work
Chapter 8 Community, Culture and Media
Part IV ADOLESCENT ISSUES
Chapter 9 Achievement
Chapter 10 Gender
Chapter 11 Identity
Chapter 12 Intimacy
Part V ADOLESCENT PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
Chapter 13 Problems
Chapter 14 Positive Prospects
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