Adolescent Vulnerabilities and Opportunities: Developmental and Constructivist Perspectives by Eric AmselAdolescent Vulnerabilities and Opportunities: Developmental and Constructivist Perspectives by Eric Amsel

Adolescent Vulnerabilities and Opportunities: Developmental and Constructivist Perspectives

EditorEric Amsel, Judith G. Smetana

Hardcover | September 19, 2011

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This book explores the central importance of adolescents' own activities in their development. This focus harkens back to Jean Piaget's genetic epistemology and provides a theoretically coherent vision of what makes adolescence a distinctive period of development, with unique opportunities and vulnerabilities. An interdisciplinary and international group of contributors explore how adolescents integrate neurological, cognitive, personal, interpersonal, and social systems aspects of development into more organized systems.
Title:Adolescent Vulnerabilities and Opportunities: Developmental and Constructivist PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:September 19, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521768462

ISBN - 13:9780521768467


Table of Contents

1. Constructivist processes in adolescent development Eric Amsel and Judith Smetana; Part I. Biological and Cognitive Perspective: 2. Structural brain magnetic resonance imaging of typically developing children and adolescents Jay N. Giedd, Armin Raznahan, Nancy R. Lee, Catherine Weddle, Maria Liverpool, Michael Stockman, Elizabeth Malloy, Liv Clasen, Jonathan Blumenthal, Rhoshel K. Lenroot, and Francois Lalonde; 3. Adolescent risk-taking: a social neuroscience perspective Laurence Steinberg; 4. What are the cognitive skills adolescents need for life in the 21st century? Deanna Kuhn and Amanda Holman; 5. Hypothetical thinking in adolescence: its nature, development, and applications Eric Amsel; Part II. Social and Contextual Perspective: 6. Testing, Testing: everyday storytelling and the construction of adolescent identity Avril Thorne and Lauren Shapiro; 7. Adolescents' social reasoning and relationships with parents: conflicts and coordinations within and across domains Judith G. Smetana; 8. Representations, process and development: a new look at friendship in early adolescence William M. Bukowski, Melissa Simard, Marie Eve Dubois and Luz Stella Lopez; 9. Schools, peers, and the big picture of adolescent development Robert Crosnoe.

Editorial Reviews

"Piaget would not have been surprised by the adolescents of the 21st century. In this worthy addition to the distinguished Jean Piaget Symposium Series, the editors begin with a Piagetian vision of adolescents as rational agents and active contributors to their own development, which is seen as a constructive process of coordination and reflection. The authors proceed in a variety of disciplinary, theoretical, and empirical directions, so there's plenty for everyone in this diverse collection." -David Moshman