By Jacqueline V. Lerner, Richard M. Lerner, Jordan Finkelstein
Written in simple, no-nonsense language, the entries offer an summary of stripling improvement and its particular pleasures and difficulties, from scientific and actual to social and mental. Coverage—tailored to mirror the cultural variety of America’s younger people—includes social relationships (with friends, siblings, mom and dad and different family, academics, and different authority figures)…institutional impacts (schools, neighborhood companies, non secular teams, the workplace)…interests and actions (from desktop hacking to activities to the trap of the media).
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Multiple Levels of Context Are Influential During Adolescence. We have noted that individual differences are an important part of adolescent development. , biology) acting either alone or as the “prime mover” of change. Adolescence is a period of extremely rapid transitions in such characteristics as height, weight, and body proportions. Indeed, except for infancy, no other period of the life cycle involves such rapid changes. Hormonal changes are part of the development of early adolescence. Nevertheless, hormones are not primarily responsible for the psychological or social developments during this period.
Volume 3 of the Handbook of Child Psychology 5th ed.. ) New York: Wiley. Lerner, Richard M. 1993. ” AHEA Monograph Series 1: 5–34. Lerner, Richard M. 1993. ” Pp. 1–13 in Early Adolescence: Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Intervention. Edited by Richard M. Lerner. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Lerner, Richard M. 1995. America’s Youth in Crisis: Challenges and Options for Programs and Policies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. , and Nancy L. Galambos. 1998. ” Annual Review of Psychology 49: 413–446. Muuss, Rolff E.
College, business school, professional school). 6 Academic Achievement Although academic achievement is a goal of many adolescents, it is influenced by many factors, from peers and family to society and culture. (Shirley Zeiberg) Although academic achievement is a goal of many adolescents, it is affected by multiple levels of the contexts of these youth, ranging from the most macro cultural influences to micro interpersonal influences involving peers and family members. We have today a wealth of information from studies that have evaluated these influences.