'...a valuable source of both empirical and theoretical material, particularly for psychology students and those studying psychology as part of their professional training.' - Journal of Adolescence '...a useful addition to the growing literature on the social psychology of contemporary young people. Written in a straightforward easy to access style this book will prove helpful to those who wish to understand the world in which young people are entering and the issues and problems they are facing.' - Youth and Policy Contemporary Adolescence introduces and reviews major themes in adolescent development. The lively and topical chapters, covering such areas as the influence of family and friends, sexuality and AIDS, adolescents as parents, the world of work and money, delinquency, and depression and suicide will appeal to undergraduates and professionals alike. Each chapter provides an overview of important and recent research findings from leading international journals and evaluates their implications for the social and emotional development of adolescents. The text is written in a clear and concise style and cites findings from many different cultures. Many chapters feature a case study, and the reader is able to follow, through the cases, a range of problems. Contemporary Adolescence will make an ideal introductory text for courses in psychology, education, social work and welfare.
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