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ISBN: 9780078117169 / 007811716X
Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: NOV-11
Pages: 624

Copyright: 2012
Edition: 14
Format: Paperback

John Santrock


About the book

More students learn from John Santrock’s Adolescence than from any other text in this field. The 14th edition combines proven pedagogy and the most current research to provide a market leading presentation of adolescence. This time tested text provides compelling contemporary research, including updates from eleven leading experts in the field. The text's accessible presentation, plentiful applications and engaging writing foster increased mastery of the content. The new edition includes substantially expanded material on diversity and culture, adolescents’ and emerging adults’ health and well-being, including numerous recommendations for improving the lives of adolescents, and expanded emphasis on the positive aspects of adolescent development.
Key features

  • Proven Learning Goals Pedagogy. This class-tested hallmark of John Santrock's textbooks encompasses learning goals, chapter maps, review and reflect, and reach your learning goals sections, which are all linked together. By following this pedagogical road map, students will read and retain course material more effectively and efficiently.
  • Coverage of Career Opportunities in Adolescence. Connecting with Careers features in each chapter profile an individual whose career relates to the chapter’s content. The Careers Appendix describes a number of careers in education/research, clinical/counseling, medical/nursing/physical, and family/relationships categories.
  • Visual Assets Database. VAD, McGraw-Hill's online database of video & audio clips, photographs, and illustrations for instructors features high quality assets, all downloadable to any location you choose.
  • The most current and accurate presentation of adolescence research available. The 14th edition contains the most contemporary research, with more than 1,000 new research citations from 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 as well as classic references from the twentieth century. To ensure currency and accuracy throughout the text, a panel of eleven leading experts in many different areas of adolescent development provided detailed evaluations and recommendations in their areas of expertise.
  • To purchase an electronic eBook version of this title, visit (ISBN 9780077322410).
  • Correlation Guide:

    This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Adolescence, 3/e with the corresponding chapters in two of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Adolescence textbooks by Santrock and Steinberg.

  • About the author

    John Santrock
    John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 12th Ed; Life-Span Development, 12th Edition; Adolescence, 12th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.

    Table of contents


    Chapter 1: Introduction

    The Historical Perspective

    Today's Adolescents in the United States and Around the World

    The Nature of Development

    The Science of Adolescent Development

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 2: Puberty, Health, and Biological Foundations



    Evolution, Heredity, and Environment

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 3: The Brain and Cognitive Development

    The Brain

    The Cognitive Developmental View

    The Information-Processing View

    The Psychometric/Intelligence View

    Social Cognition

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 4: The Self, Identity, Emotion, and Personality

    The Self


    Emotional Development

    Personality Development

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 5: Gender

    Biological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on Gender

    Gender Stereotypes, Similarities, and Differences

    Gender-Role Classification

    Developmental Changes and Junctures

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 6: Sexuality

    Exploring Adolescent Sexuality

    Sexual Attitudes and Behavior

    Negative Sexual Outcomes in Adolescence

    Sexual Literacy and Sex Education

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 7: Moral Development, Values, and Religion

    Domains of Moral Development

    Contexts of Moral Development

    Values, Religions, and Cults

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 8: Families

    Family Processes

    Adolescents' and Emerging Adults' Relationships with their Parents

    Sibling Relationships

    The Changing Family in a Changing Society

    Social Policy, Adolescents, and Families

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 9: Peers, Romantic Relationships, and Life Styles

    Exploring Peer Relations

    Adolescent Groups

    Gender and Culture

    Dating and Romantic Relationships

    Emerging Adult Lifestyles

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 10: Schools

    Approaches to Educating Students

    Transitions in Schooling

    The Social Contexts of Schools

    Adolescents Who Are Exceptional

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 11: Achievement, Work, and Careers



    Career Development

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 12: Culture

    Culture, Adolescence, and Emerging Adulthood

    Socioeconomic Status and Poverty


    The Media and Technology

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Chapter 13: Problems in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

    Exploring Adolescent and Emerging Adult Problems

    Problems and Disorders

    Interrelation of Problems and Prevention/Intervention

    Reach Your Learning Goals

    Appendix: Careers in Adolescent Development



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