Adolescence by John W SantrockAdolescence by John W Santrock


byJohn W Santrock

Paperback | November 4, 2013

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More students learn from John Santrock’s Adolescence than from any other text in this field. The 15th 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 a multitude of leading experts in the field. The text's accessible presentation, plentiful applications, and engaging writing foster increased mastery of the content. The new edition continues with the “Connections” theme, guiding students to connect topical processes in development, connect research to what we know about development, and connect development to the real world. The new edition also 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.
Title:AdolescenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10.7 × 9 × 0.8 inPublished:November 4, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0078035481

ISBN - 13:9780078035487


Table of 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

Chapter 2: Puberty, Health, and Biological Foundations



Evolution, Heredity, and Environment

Chapter 3: The Brain and Cognitive Development

The Brain

The Cognitive Developmental View

The Information-Processing View

The Psychometric/Intelligence View

Social Cognition

Chapter 4: The Self, Identity, Emotion, and Personality

The Self


Emotional Development

Personality Development

Chapter 5: Gender

Biological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on Gender

Gender Stereotypes, Similarities, and Differences

Gender-Role Classification

Developmental Changes and Junctures

Chapter 6: Sexuality

Exploring Adolescent Sexuality

Sexual Attitudes and Behavior

Problematic Sexual Outcomes in Adolescence

Sexual Literacy and Sex Education

Chapter 7: Moral Development, Values, and Religion

What moral Developments Is and the Domains of Moral Development

Contexts of Moral Development

Values, Religions, and Spirituality

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

Chapter 9: Peers, Romantic Relationships, and Life Styles

Exploring Peer Relations and Friendships

Adolescent Groups

Gender and Culture

Dating and Romantic Relationships

Emerging Adult Lifestyles

Chapter 10: Schools

Approaches to Educating Students

Transitions in Schooling

The Social Contexts of Schools

Adolescents Who Are Exceptional

Chapter 11: Achievement, Work, and Careers



Career Development

Chapter 12: Culture

Culture, Adolescence, and Emerging Adulthood

Socioeconomic Status and Poverty


Media/Screen Time and Technology

Chapter 13: Problems in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Exploring Adolescent and Emerging Adult Problems

Problems and Disorders

Interrelation of Problems and Prevention/Intervention

Appendix: Careers in Adolescent Development