Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 0205892493
Year 2012-07
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
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Helps students understand how culture impacts development in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Grounded in a global cultural perspective (within and outside of the US), this text enriches the discussion with historical context and an interdisciplinary approach, including studies from fields such as anthropology and sociology, in addition to the compelling psychological research on adolescent development. This book also takes into account the period of "emerging adulthood" (ages 18-25), a term coined by the author, and an area of study for which Arnett is a leading expert. Arnett continues the fifth edition with new and updated studies, both U.S. and international. With Pearson's MyDevelopmentLab Video Series and Powerpoints embedded with video, students can experience a true cross-cultural experience. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-- for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - The new MyDevelopmentLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Students learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development with pedagogical features such as Culture Focus boxes and Historical Focus boxes. Engage Students - Arnett engages students with cross cultural research and examples throughout. MyVirtualTeen, an interactive simulation, allows students to apply the concepts they are learning to their own "virtual teen." Explore Research - "Research Focus" provides students with a firm grasp of various research methods and helps them see the impact that methods can have on research findings. Support Instructors - This program provides instructors with unbeatable resources, including video embedded PowerPoints and the new MyDevelopmentLab that includes cross-cultural videos and MyVirtualTeen, an interactive simulation that allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18. An easy to use Instructor's Manual, a robust test bank, and an online test generator (MyTest) are also available. All of these materials may be packaged with the text upon request. Note: MyDevelopmentLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyDevelopmentLab, please visit: www.mydevelopmentlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyDevelopmentlab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205911854/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205911851. Click here for a short walkthrough video on MyVirtualTeen! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL51B144F17A36FF25&feature=plcp

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 1408253909
Year 2012
Pages 627
Language en
Publisher Longman
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Combines the most significant approaches and ideas in developmental, social and behavioural psychology to produce a comprehensive picture of what it means to experience adolescence today. Drawing upon European research, data and examples, the text takes a fresh approach to understanding adolescent development from a broad range of perspectives.

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 0205911854
Year 2012-07-05
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall
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Helps students understand how culture impacts development in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Grounded in a global cultural perspective (within and outside of the US), this text enriches the discussion with historical context and an interdisciplinary approach, including studies from fields such as anthropology and sociology, in addition to the compelling psychological research on adolescent development. This book also takes into account the period of "emerging adulthood" (ages 18-25), a term coined by the author, and an area of study for which Arnett is a leading expert. Arnett continues the fifth edition with new and updated studies, both U.S. and international. With Pearson's MyDevelopmentLab Video Series and Powerpoints embedded with video, students can experience a true cross-cultural experience. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-- for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - The new MyDevelopmentLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Students learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development with pedagogical features such as Culture Focus boxes and Historical Focus boxes. Engage Students - Arnett engages students with cross cultural research and examples throughout. MyVirtualTeen, an interactive simulation, allows students to apply the concepts they are learning to their own "virtual teen." Explore Research - "Research Focus" provides students with a firm grasp of various research methods and helps them see the impact that methods can have on research findings. Support Instructors - This program provides instructors with unbeatable resources, including video embedded PowerPoints and the new MyDevelopmentLab that includes cross-cultural videos and MyVirtualTeen, an interactive simulation that allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18. An easy to use Instructor's Manual, a robust test bank, and an online test generator (MyTest) are also available. All of these materials may be packaged with the text upon request. Note: MyDevelopmentLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyDevelopmentLab, please visit: www.mydevelopmentlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyDevelopmentlab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205911854/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205911851. Click here for a short walkthrough video on MyVirtualTeen! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL51B144F17A36FF25&feature=plcp

Child Development

Child Development Author Jeffrey J. Arnett
ISBN-10 9780205919901
Year 2012-10-05
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Pearson Higher Ed
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Help students understand how culture impacts development - and why it matters. Through current research and examples from around the world, Arnett/Maynard’s Child Development provides students with a more accurate and practical understanding of how development works in the real world. Whether they travel the globe or remain in their home towns, students will benefit from being able to think culturally about human development and our culturally diverse and globalized world. New U.S. and international videos, shot in several countries, allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across cultures. MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the Arnett/Maynard program. Key learning applications include a personalized study plan, MyDevelopmentLab Video Series, and MyVirtualChild. A better teaching and learning experience The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to: Personalize Learning – MyDevelopmentLab is online learning. MyDevelopmentLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment. Understand Culture and Diversity – Extensive cultural coverage is woven into the narrative and on vivid display in images. Improve Critical Thinking – Students will learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development. Learning objectives, listed at the start of each chapter and within every section, help students better organize and understand the material. Engage Students – Research and examples on the similarities and differences in child development across cultures will fascinate students. Explore Research – Students are presented with current research and examples from around the world. Support Instructors – All supplements were developed around the textbook’s carefully constructed learning objectives. Child Development: A Cultural Approach, covers prenatal development through adolescence and emerging adulthood and is available in hardcover, paperback, and à la Carte versions. It is also available in an abridged paperback version, Child Development through Middle Childhood . Click here to view a sample chapter! http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/arnettmaynard/ 020594972X / 9780205949724 Child Development Plus New MyDevelopmentLab with eText Package consists of 0205841074 / 9780205841073 Child Development: A Cultural Approach 0205206522 / 9780205206520 NEW MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card

Readings on Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Readings on Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 PSU:000048591959
Year 2002
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
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Addressing both the changes in the study of adolescent behavior and the changes in the nature of adolescent development in Western society, this informative collection of readings provides a comprehensive cross cultural perspective of adolescent development. Covering every aspect of adolescent development as it takes place in cultures worldwide and historically, this book takes a longer age range approach to emerging adulthood and provides a look at this pivotal developmental period extending into the early twenties. Essays analyze the changes in the study of adolescent development and changes in adolescent development from age ten to early twenties historically and around the world. For individuals interested in adolescent development.

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Pearson New International Edition

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood  Pearson New International Edition Author Jeffrey J. Arnett
ISBN-10 9781292051710
Year 2013-10-03
Pages 404
Language en
Publisher Pearson Higher Ed
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Helps students understand how culture impacts development in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Grounded in a global cultural perspective (within and outside of the US), this text enriches the discussion with historical context and an interdisciplinary approach, including studies from fields such as anthropology and sociology, in addition to the compelling psychological research on adolescent development. This book also takes into account the period of “emerging adulthood” (ages 18-25), a term coined by the author, and an area of study for which Arnett is a leading expert. Arnett continues the fifth edition with new and updated studies, both U.S. and international. MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the Arnett program. Key learning applications include a personalized study plan, MyDevelopmentLab Video Series, and MyVirtualTeen. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience– for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning – MyDevelopmentLab is online learning. MyDevelopmentLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment. Improve Critical Thinking - Students learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development with pedagogical features such as Culture Focus boxes and Historical Focus boxes. Engage Students — Arnett engages students with cross cultural research and examples throughout. MyVirtualTeen, an interactive simulation, allows students to apply the concepts they are learning to their own "virtual teen." Explore Research — “Research Focus” provides students with a firm grasp of various research methods and helps them see the impact that methods can have on research findings. Support Instructors — This program provides instructors with unbeatable resources, including video embedded PowerPoints and the new MyDevelopmentLab that includes cross-cultural videos and MyVirtualTeen, an interactive simulation that allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18. An easy to use Instructor’s Manual, a robust test bank, and an online test generator (MyTest) are also available. Click here for a short walkthrough video on MyVirtualTeen! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL51B144F17A36FF25&feature=plcp

The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood

The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 9780199795574
Year 2015-10-28
Pages 656
Language en
Publisher
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In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In an original paper published in 2000, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett identified this period, coining it "emerging adulthood," and he distinguished it from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. His new paradigm received a surge of scholarly attention after his first book on the topic launched the field, and both a flourishing society and journal developed to further expand this area of research. Studies and publications on emerging adulthood now abound, and the leading research has yet to be organized into a single handbook that covers the field. The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood is the first and only comprehensive compilation spanning the field of emerging adulthood. Expertly edited by Arnett, this Handbook is comprised of cutting-edge chapters written by leading scholars in developmental psychology. Topics include theoretical perspectives and structural influences in the field; cognitive development during emerging adulthood; family, friendship, and romantic relationships; sexual identity and orientation; education and work; leisure and media use; mental health; religious and political beliefs; positive development; and substance abuse and crime, to name a few. Sure to be the definitive resource for researchers, scholars, and students studying emerging adulthood, this Handbook will pave the way for new scholarship in this expanding area of inquiry and serve as an excellent resource for the wider field of developmental psychology.

Child Development Through Middle Childhood

Child Development Through Middle Childhood Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 0205914195
Year 2012-10-22
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
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Help students understand how culture impacts development - and why it matters. Through current research and examples from around the world, Arnett/Maynard's Child Development provides students with a more accurate and practical understanding of how development works in the real world. Whether they travel the globe or remain in their home towns, students will benefit from being able to think culturally about human development and our culturally diverse and globalized world. New U.S. and international videos, shot in several countries, allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across cultures. MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the Arnett/Maynard program. Key learning applications include a personalized study plan, MyDevelopmentLab Video Series, and MyVirtualChild. A better teaching and learning experience The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to: Personalize Learning - MyDevelopmentLab is online learning. MyDevelopmentLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment. Understand Culture and Diversity - Extensive cultural coverage is woven into the narrative and on vivid display in images. Improve Critical Thinking - Students will learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development. Learning objectives, listed at the start of each chapter and within every section, help students better organize and understand the material. Engage Students - Research and examples on the similarities and differences in child development across cultures will fascinate students. Explore Research - Students are presented with current research and examples from around the world. Support Instructors - All supplements were developed around the textbook's carefully constructed learning objectives. Child Development: A Cultural Approach, covers prenatal development through adolescence and emerging adulthood and is available in hardcover, paperback, and à la Carte versions. It is also available in an abridged paperback version, Child Development through Middle Childhood . Click here to view a sample chapter! http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/arnettmaynard/ 020594972X / 9780205949724 Child Development Plus New MyDevelopmentLab with eText Package consists of 0205841074 / 9780205841073 Child Development: A Cultural Approach 0205206522 / 9780205206520 NEW MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card

Adolescent Psychology Around the World

Adolescent Psychology Around the World Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 9781136673344
Year 2012-04-05
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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This book paints a portrait of adolescent psychology in 4 major regions: Africa/the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Featuring 24 revised and updated chapters from the International Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2007), readers are introduced to the way the majority of the world’s adolescents actually live. Most contributors are indigenous to the country they review. As a whole the book paints an engaging panorama of adolescent life around the world, broadening students’ cultural perspective. All chapters follow the same template to make it easier to compare topics across countries: Background (including demographics, ethnic diversity, and political system), Period of Adolescence, Beliefs, Gender, the Self, Family Relationships, Friends and Peers/Youth Culture, Love and Sexuality, Health Risk Behavior, Education, Work, Media, Politics and Military, and Unique Issues. Each chapter contains a map and photos and a list of references and suggested readings. The introductory chapter explains why the countries were selected and introduces the book’s common themes. The section on Africa and the Middle East introduces students to teen life in Cameroon, one of the few places left where adolescents go through formal puberty rituals. In addition, readers learn about adolescent life in Ethiopia, Israel, Morocco, Nigeria, and Sudan. Next we travel to Asia -- China, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Here readers see how economic growth in India and China is creating opportunities for young people. In The Americas, readers are introduced to life in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. The book concludes with adolescent life in Europe including the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, and the UK. Intended for courses in adolescent psychology, lifespan development, and/or cultural (cross-cultural) psychology taught in departments of psychology, human development and family studies, sociology, and education, this book will also appeal to researchers and clinicians who study or work with adolescents.

Classroom Crisis

Classroom Crisis Author Kendall Johnson
ISBN-10 9780897934329
Year 2004-01
Pages 68
Language en
Publisher Hunter House
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Today's teachers are faced with unprecedented challenges. Students arrive with critical family and personal problems. School-wide emergencies such as shutdowns, campus violence and loss bring unanticipated stress. Community events impact the classroom, and there are threats of disaster, terror and war.

Debating Emerging Adulthood

Debating Emerging Adulthood Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett Ph.D.
ISBN-10 0199780862
Year 2010-12-29
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The transition from adolescence to adulthood has undergone significant changes in recent decades. Unlike a half century ago, when young people in industrialized countries moved from adolescence into young adulthood in relatively short order at around age 20, now the decade from the late teens to the late twenties is seen as an extended time of self-focused exploration and education in pursuit of optimally fulfilling relationships and careers. Recognition of this new period is stronger than ever, but an important question remains: should emerging adulthood be considered a developmental stage, or a process? In Debating Emerging Adulthood: Stage or Process? two pairs of developmental psychologists take sides in a debate that is central to the very concept of emerging adulthood. Arnett and Tanner argue that as young people around the world share demographic similarities, such as longer education and later marriage, the years between the ages 18 and 25 are best understood as entailing a new life stage. However, because the experiences of emerging adults worldwide vary according to cultural context, educational attainment, and social class, these two scholars suggest that there may not be one but many different emerging adulthoods. An important issue for this burgeoning area of inquiry is to explore and describe this variation. In contrast, Hendry and Kloep assert that stage theories have never been able to explain individual transitions across the life course; in their view, stage theories-including the theory of emerging adulthood-ought to be abolished altogether, and explanations found for the processes and mechanisms that govern human change at any age. This engaging book maps out the argument of "stage or process" in detail, with vigorous disagreements, conflicting alternatives, and some leavening humor, ultimately even finding some common ground. Debating Emerging Adulthood is an absolute must-read for developmental psychologists as well as anyone interested in this indisputably important time of life.

Child Development

Child Development Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 0205841074
Year 2012-10-08
Pages 536
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall
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Help students understand how culture impacts development - and why it matters. Through current research and examples from around the world, Arnett/Maynard's Child Development provides students with a more accurate and practical understanding of how development works in the real world. Whether they travel the globe or remain in their home towns, students will benefit from being able to think culturally about human development and our culturally diverse and globalized world. New U.S. and international videos, shot in several countries, allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across cultures. MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the Arnett/Maynard program. Key learning applications include a personalized study plan, MyDevelopmentLab Video Series, and MyVirtualChild. A better teaching and learning experience The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to: Personalize Learning - MyDevelopmentLab is online learning. MyDevelopmentLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment. Understand Culture and Diversity - Extensive cultural coverage is woven into the narrative and on vivid display in images. Improve Critical Thinking - Students will learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development. Learning objectives, listed at the start of each chapter and within every section, help students better organize and understand the material. Engage Students - Research and examples on the similarities and differences in child development across cultures will fascinate students. Explore Research - Students are presented with current research and examples from around the world. Support Instructors - All supplements were developed around the textbook's carefully constructed learning objectives. Child Development: A Cultural Approach, covers prenatal development through adolescence and emerging adulthood and is available in hardcover, paperback, and à la Carte versions. It is also available in an abridged paperback version, Child Development through Middle Childhood . Click here to view a sample chapter! http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/arnettmaynard/ 020594972X / 9780205949724 Child Development Plus New MyDevelopmentLab with eText Package consists of 0205841074 / 9780205841073 Child Development: A Cultural Approach 0205206522 / 9780205206520 NEW MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card

Primary Care

Primary Care Author Terry Mahan Buttaro
ISBN-10 9780323075015
Year 2013
Pages 1396
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Written by and for Nurse Practitioners from a unique collaborative perspective, Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 4th Edition, prepares you to provide care for all of the major disorders of adults seen in the outpatient setting. Evidence-based content reflects the latest guidelines for primary care of hundreds of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and sexually transmitted infections. Now in full color, the 4th Edition includes chapters on emerging topics such as genetics, obesity, lifestyle management, and emergency preparedness. Combining a special blend of academic and clinical expertise, the author team provides a practical text/reference that promotes a truly collaborative primary care practice. Comprehensive, evidence-based content incorporates the latest standardized guidelines for primary care in today's fast-paced, collaborative environment. Unique! A collaborative perspective, reflecting the key roles of NPs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs, and others, promotes seamless continuity of care. A consistent format from chapter to chapters facilitates learning and clinical reference value. Diagnostics and Differential Diagnosis boxes provide a quick reference for diagnosing disorders and helping to develop effective management plans. Physician Consultation icons highlight situations or conditions in which consultation is either recommended or necessary. Emergency Referral icons identify signs and symptoms that indicate the need for immediate referral to an emergency facility. Co-management with Specialists discussions help you provide truly collaborative care in the outpatient setting. Complementary and alternative therapies are addressed where supported by solid research evidence. NEW Inclusion of evidence-based guidelines for such topics as hypertension, diabetes, advanced cardiac life support, coronary artery disease, and sexually transmitted infections equips you to provide state-of-the-science primary care in these key areas. An expanded emphasis on caring for the elderly, italicized for easy identification, equips you to provide high-quality care for our aging population. NEW Obesity and Weight Management chapter explores the causes of and risk factors for obesity, and provides in-depth strategies for its management and prevention. NEW Genetic Considerations in Primary Care chapter helps you look at primary care with a genetic perspective, focusing on risk assessment, family history-taking, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing. NEW Lifestyle Management chapter offers guidelines for helping patients to increase their quality and length of life through nutrition and diet, smoking cessation, avoidance of lifestyle-related illnesses, and curbing domestic violence. NEW Emergency Preparedness, Recognition, and Response in Primary Care chapter addresses the emerging role of primary care providers in responding to outbreaks, pandemics, and disasters. NEW Neuropsychological Evaluation chapter explains when to refer patients with cognitive difficulties for neuropsychological testing. NEW Environmental Allergies chapter addresses increasingly common allergy complaints. NEW full-color design makes the text easier to read and easier to use, with key assessment findings shown in true-to-life color photos. Expanded The Changing Landscape of Collaboratve Practice chapter covers new partners in collaborative practice (DPTs and PharmDs), new venues for collaborative practice (such as retail health), and the future of collaborative practice (including health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, telehealth, and electronic medical records). Expanded Health Literacy, Health Care Disparities, and Culturally Competent Care chapter includes a section on health care disparities in the treatment of patients with diabetes and LGBT patients. Expanded Principles of Geriatric Primary Care and Common Geriatric Syndromes chapter provides greater emphasis on the care of older adults, including additional information on advance directives.

Human Development

Human Development Author Jeffrey Arnett
ISBN-10 0133792420
Year 2015-01-21
Pages 800
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPsychLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPsychLab, search for ISBN-10: 013413074X / ISBN-13: 9780134130743 That package includes ISBN-10: 0133792420 / ISBN-13: 9780133792423 and ISBN-10: 0205206514 / ISBN-13: 9780205206513. MyPsychLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Lifespan Development which take a chronological approach Help students understand how culture impacts development - and why it matters Human Development: A Cultural Approach, Second Edition leads students to examine all stages of development through the engaging lens of culture. The first author to take a wholly cultural approach to human development, Jeffrey Arnett integrates cross-cultural examples throughout the narrative to reveal the impact of cultural factors both in the US and around the world. Arnett's emphasis on culture fosters a thorough, balanced view of development that prepares students to face challenges in our diverse and globalized world - whether they travel the globe or remain in their hometowns. Also available with MyPsychLab® This title is also available with MyPsychLab - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyPsychLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Human Development: A Cultural Approach, Second Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Fully interactive Cultural Focus and Research Focus features bring the study of development to life, and Applying Your Knowledge videos help students apply chapter content to their own lives and future careers.

Adolescent Development and School Achievement in Urban Communities

Adolescent Development and School Achievement in Urban Communities Author Gary Creasey
ISBN-10 9781136703089
Year 2012-12-12
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This timely volume explores essential themes, issues, and challenges related to adolescents’ lives and learning in underserviced urban areas. Distinguished scholars provide theoretically grounded, multidisciplinary perspectives on contexts and forces that influence adolescent development and achievement. The emphasis is on what is positive and effective, what can make a real difference in the lives and life chances for urban youths, rather than deficits and negative dysfunction. Going beyond solely traditional psychological theories, a strong conceptual framework addressing four domains for understanding adolescent development undergirds the volume: developmental continuities from childhood primary changes (biological, cognitive, social) contexts of development adolescent outcomes. A major federal government initiative is the development of programs to support underserviced urban areas. Directly relevant to this initiative, this volume contributes significantly to gaining a realistic understanding of the contexts and institutions within which urban youths live and learn.