CONTENTS:- Preface; Adolescent development and psychology; Methodological implications of a psychopathology approach; administration and scoring issues; developmental course of social support: Family and peers; Clinical scale and Codetype correlates for adolescents; validity scales and validity assessment interpretation; Development of the gendered self; Adolescent transitions and the development of eating problem; Role of race in the development of eating disorders; evaluation of disorder symptoms prevention program; Future context of treatment; Bibliography; Index.
The adolescent offers an eclectic, interdisciplinary approach to the study of adolescence, presenting both psychological and sociological viewpoints as well as educational, demographic and economic data. This text discuses not just one theory on the subject, but many, and outlines the contributions, strengths, and weaknesses of each. The adolescent continues to be the most comprehensive book in its subject area, setting the standard for adolescent psychology book. The editor also takes into consideration current and important topics such as ethnic identity formation and gender issues. The study of adolescence in the field of psychology has grown tremendously over the last two decades, necessitating a comprehensive and up-to-date book on that subject. This multidisciplinary handbook, edited by the premier scholars in the field reflects the latest empirical work and growth in the field.