The period of adolescence involves growth, adaptation, and dramatic reorganization in almost every aspect of social and psychological development. The Encyclopedia of Adolescence offers 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. It is available both in print and online via SciVerse Science Direct. The work will feature over 140 signed and peer-reviewed entries, including content on normative development, individual differences, cultural differences, social and emotional development, education, work, and psychopathlogy as they apply to adolescents. Each article will follow a set format of glossary, introductory paragraph, body of the work, suggested readings for further information, and cross-references to related encyclopedia articles. The encyclopedia brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts, and will include authors from around the world. Published both in print and via Elsevier's online platform of Science Direct, this Encyclopedia will have the enhanced option of integrating traditional print with online multimedia.
- Limba : Engleza
- Data Publicarii : 01 Jun 2011
- Format : Hardback
- Numar pagini : 1294
- ISBN : 9780123739155