Titel: Debating Emerging Adulthood: Stage or Process?
Autor/en: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Marion Kloep, Leo B. Hendry
OXFORD UNIV PR
1. Januar 2011 - gebunden - 182 Seiten
This engaging book maps out the 'stage or process' argument of emerging adulthood 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.
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He is the editor of the Journal of Adolescent Research and author of the book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press.
Marion Kloep is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Glamorgan, Scotland. She has conducted research projects on human development in Scandinavia, Germany, Great Britain, Turkey and Albania. For the last fifteen years, she has worked in close co-operation with Leo B. Hendry.
Leo B. Hendry is Professor of Psychology at the University of Glamorgan and Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen. He has written over 150 research journal articles, 30 book chapters and 15 books, which have been published in several languages including Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian and Danish.
Jennifer L. Tanner is a Visiting
Assistant Research Professor at The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University, USA. Dr. Tanner has contributed theoretical work on emerging adulthood, specifically the theory of recentering, and has contributed empirical research on pathways of mental health problems through emerging adulthood and beyond.
"This book is a real treat as advocates of emerging adulthood as a stage, present their evidence and then invite opponents to offer an economic-cultural argument with their data. A point-counter-point exchange follows as the adversaries collaborate in lively debate. Who wins? First, the reader whose intelligence is challenged with rich material worthy of emerging adulthood's complexity. And second, our discipline which comes of age when false attacks on 'straw men' are set aside so that a complex reality can be forthrightly considered from multiple perspectives."--James Youniss, Ph.D., Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Catholic University of America, and co-editor of Engaging Young People in Civic Life (Vanderbilt University Press 2009)"This multi-authored volume provides a much-needed, multi-perspective analysis of the model of emerging adulthood proposed by Jeffrey Arnett. While Arnett and Tanner present a useful description of the currently prolonged transition to adulthood, Hendry and Kloep show readers how to critically analyze Arnett's model, with an eye to discerning the limitations of that description as well as the error of the implicit prescriptions of the model regarding how young people ought to be negotiating this prolonged transition."--James Cote, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario, Canada"Developmental science has a long and rich history regarding the philosophical, conceptual, and theoretical issues that must be addressed in order to successfully postulate the presence of a stage of human ontogeny. Accordingly, to advance developmental theory appropriately and, as well, to adequately use theory to frame research, it is necessary to embed ideas about the nature of the developmental process within both the long-understood issues about positing stages of development and, today, within the cutting-edge of contemporary developmental theory, that is, within developmental systems theoretic