Encyclopedia Of Adolescence by B. Bradford BrownEncyclopedia Of Adolescence by B. Bradford Brown

Encyclopedia Of Adolescence

byB. Bradford BrownEditorMitchell J. Prinstein

Hardcover | July 18, 2011

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The period of adolescence involves growth, adaptation, and dramatic reorganization in almost every aspect of social and psychological development. TheEncyclopedia of Adolescenceoffers an exhaustive and comprehensive review of current theory and research findings pertaining to this critical decade of life. Leading scientists offer accessible and easily readable reviews of biological, social, educational, occupational, and cultural factors that shape adolescent development. Issues in normative development, individual differences, and psychopathology/maladjustment are reviewed. Over 130 chapters are included, each covering a specific aspect or issue of adolescence. The chapters trace differences in the course of adolescence in different nations and among youth with different backgrounds.

The encyclopedia brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including academic researchers, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts, and will include authors from around the world. Each article features an in-depth analysis of current information on the topic, along with a glossary, suggested readings for further information, and cross-references to related encyclopedia articles. The volumes offer an unprecedented resource for all audiences, providing a more comprehensive understanding of general topics compared to other reference works on the subject.

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  • Winner of the 2011 PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference in Humanities & Social Science from the Association of American Publishers; and named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association'sChoicepublication
  • Brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts
  • Published both in print and via Elsevier's ScienceDirect"! online platform
Dr. Bradford Brown is Professor of Human Development and former Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received an A.B. in sociology from Princeton University and Ph.D. in human development from the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of the University of Wisconsin in 1...
Title:Encyclopedia Of AdolescenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1294 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 18, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123739152

ISBN - 13:9780123739155

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Table of Contents

Academic Achievement

Achievement Motivation

Adolescence, Theories of

Autonomy, Development of

Body Image

Brain Development

Career Development

Cognitive Development


Decision Making

Disabilities, Physical

Driving Behavior

Transitions into Adolescence

Transitions to Adulthood

Emotional Development

Executive Function

Gender issues


History of Adolescence

Hormones and Behavior

Identity Development


Literacy & Reading Behavior


Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation)

Metacognition and Selfregulation

Moral Development


Music and Adolescence

Nutrition, Diet, and Eating Behavior

Personality /Temperament

Physical Attractiveness


Research Methods


Self Concept

Self Esteem

Sexual Orientation


Social Cognition

Social Intelligence


Stages of Adolescence


Bullying and Victimization

Civic and Political Engagement

Cultural Influences on Adolescent Development

Discrimination, Racial and Ethnic



Ethnic Identity

Family Organization

Family Relations

Foster Care



Gender Roles

Globalization and Adolescence

High School

Home Environment


Immigrant Issues

Initiation Ceremonies and Rites of Passage

Internet Use and Electronic Technology

Legal System


Media, Influence of

Mentor Relationships

Middle School

Neighborhood Influences

Out-of-School Activities

Parent - Child Relationship

Parenting Practices/Style

Peer Influence

Peer Relationships

Popularity and Social Status


Religious involvement

Romantic Relationships

Schools and Schooling

School-to-Work Transitions

Sex Education

Sexual Behavior

Sibling relations

DELETED -Social Change

Social Skills

Social Support


Sports Participation

Teen Parenting

Vocational Training

Addictions in Adolescence


Alcohol Use

Anxiety Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Autism and Aspergers


Bipolar Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Chromic illness

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Depression and Depressive Disorders

Developmental psychopathology

Disruptive Behaviors

Eating Disorders

Emotional Disregulation


Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents

Adolescent Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs)



Modes of intervention

Modes of prevention

Multisystemic Family Therapy

Nonsuicidal self-injury


Dating Abuse

Personality Disorders


Pregnancy in Adolescence

Psychopathology, Theories of

Risk-Taking Behavior

Risky sexual behaviors

Runaway Teens


Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sleep Patterns and Challenges



Tobacco use

Aggression and Violence

Editorial Reviews

"2011 PROSE Award Winner for Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Science" Academic Press/Elsevier Science & Technology Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Editors-in-Chief: B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein "Organizing any reference work is a demanding task, especially when providing a worldwide overview of what is known about adolescence. This innovative encyclopedia, organized around adolescent issues and experiences, uses a three-pronged framework for its 125 broad topical essays. The detailed index points to specific terms within the topics. The highly accomplished contributors come from all relevant disciplines and many countries. The comprehensive essays are logically presented and clearly written. They will serve as excellent introductions for a wide range of readers. This set is also available electronically on the ScienceDirect platform (CH, Sep'06, 44-0034). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."--CHOICE