New Perspectives On Adolescent Risk Behavior by Richard JessorNew Perspectives On Adolescent Risk Behavior by Richard Jessor

New Perspectives On Adolescent Risk Behavior

EditorRichard Jessor

Hardcover | September 28, 1998

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In this collection, leading experts on adolescent risk behavior present the most recent ideas and findings about the variety of behaviors that can compromise adolescent development. Among the topics the contributors explore are drug use, risky driving, early sexual activity, depression, and school disengagement. In particular, the volume emphasizes new perspectives on development and on person-centered analysis.
Title:New Perspectives On Adolescent Risk BehaviorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.5 inPublished:September 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521584329

ISBN - 13:9780521584326

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. New perspectives on adolescent risk behavior R. Jessor; Part I. A Focus on Development: 2. New directions in developmental research R. B. Cairns, B. D. Cairns, P. Rodkin and H. Xie; Part II. A Focus on Problem Behavior: 3. Persistent themes and new perspectives on adolescent substance use: a life span perspective D. B. Kandel; 4. Multiple risk factors for multi-problem boys R. Loeber, D. P. Farrington, M. Stouthamer-Loeber and W. B. Kammen; 5. Adult outcomes of adolescent drug use H. R. White, M. E. Bates and E. Labouvie; 6. Linking etiology and treatment for adolescent substance abuse J. S. Baer, M. G. MacLean and G. A. Marlatt; 7. Risky driving behavior among adolescents A. F. Williams; Part III. A Focus on Sexual Activity: 8. New methods for new perspectives on adolescent sexual behavior J. R. Udry and P. S. Bearman; 9. Betwixt and between: sexuality in the context of adolescent transitions J. A. Graber, J. Brooks-Gunn and B. R. Galen; Part IV. A Focus on Psychopathology: 10. New perspectives on depression during adolescence B. E. Compas, J. K. Connor and B. R. Hinden; Part V. A Focus on Social Role Performance: 11. Transition to adulthood among high risk youth M. E. Ensminger and H. S. Juon; 12. Disengagement from school and problem behavior in adolescence L. Steinberg and S. Avenevoli; 13. New perspectives on adolescent work and the transition to adulthood J. T. Mortimer and M. K. Johnson; Part VI. Overview and Imagination: 14. Life Course capitalization and adolescent behavioral development J. Hagan; 15. Lessons we learned - tasks still to be solved R. K. Silbereisen; Index.

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From drug use and risky driving through early sexual activity and depression to depression and school disengagement, New Perspectives on Adolescent Risk Behavior explores the most recent ideas and findings about the variety of behaviors that can compromise adolescent development. It emphasizes new perspectives on development and focusses on person-centered analysis.

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"This is a well written book....of particular interest to clinicians with an interest in adolescent psychiatry." Laurence Jerome, Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry