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Titel: Adolescent Psychology

ISBN: 0073516104
EAN: 9780073516103
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Fred E. Stickle

Januar 2006 - kartoniert - 193 Seiten


This fifth edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructors resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.dushkin.com/online.


UNIT 1. Perspectives on Adolescence

1. Harnessing the Energies of Youth, Isaac C. Lamba, UN Chronicle, September/November 2002

This special United Nations report addresses global concerns about children and youth. Political agendas around the world as well as wars, epidemics, and other issues that affect youth are discussed. The conclusion is that children need to be listened töto ensure their participation in their futures.

2. On (not) Coloring in the Outline (Transformations from Youth Through Relationships), Linda C. Powell, Journal of Social Issues, Spring 2003

This article is the introductory article for a series on adolescents, particularly the violence and injustice they perceive. Through youthful voices the authors discuss certain themes such as the centrality of schools and the interactive roles of justice and development.

3. The Future of Adolescence: Lengthening Ladders to Adulthood, Reed Larson, The Futurist, November/December 2002

Adolescence is the threshold to adulthood. Are today s adolescents prepared to become adults? The Study Group on Adolescence in the 21st Century says yes. In fact, many adolescents rise to the challenge despite increased risks and greater demands on them than past generations.

UNIT 2. Puberty, Physical Development, and Health

4. Why do Kids Eat Healthful Food?, Jennifer A. O Dea, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, April 2003

Students up to the age of 17 were interviewed to discover what they perceive as the benefits of physical activity and good diet. Students identified fitness, better sports performance, and enhanced endurance among other benefits. The researchers also elicited information on barriers to a better lifestyle and suggest that schools and parents can intervene to do more.

5. Body Image: How Do You See Yourself?, Kathiann M. Kowalski, Current Health 2, March 2003

Kowalski defines and elaborates upon the concept of body image. She also discusses why body image is important to adolescents. She places much blame on the media for adolescents worrying too much about weight and appearance.

6. What Makes Teens Tick, Claudia Wallis, Time, May 10, 2004

Yes, a flood of hormones make teens tick. But, are there also structural changes? On top of all these changes in the brain, there is an environment. It isn t that simple. What type of policy do we have for this developmental stage?

7. Medicating Young Minds, Jeffrey Kluger, Time, November 2, 2003

Medications can ease the symptoms of such things as anxiety to attention deficit disorder. But the long-term effects of prescription pill-popping by kids are still unknown. Some physicians argue it is out of control.

8. The Biology of Risk Taking, Lisa F. Price, Educational Leadership, April 2005

Adolescents seek more intense emotional experiences that result in risk-taking behaviors. Suggestions are given that will help educators guide teens into a healthy adulthood.

9. Wearing Out Their Bodies?, Bill Hewitt, People, June 13, 2005

Tough sports training for adolescent and child athletes leave some young jocks with adult injuries. These injuries are a serious health issue.

UNIT 3. Cognitive Development and Education

10. Sense of Belonging to School: Can Schools Make a Difference?, Xin Ma, Journal of Educational Research, July/August 2003

Recent waves of school violence by disenchanted youth have piqued interest in the roles of schools and of student membership in the educational community. When schools and teachers emphasize a sense of belonging by and for students, schools become better learning environments.

11. Challenges and Suggestions for Safe Schools, Katherine T. Bucher and M. Lee Manning, The Clearing House, January/February 2003

School violence includes but is not limited töactual violence, bullying, sexual harassment, extortion, threats, and other forms of intimidation. All of these behaviors harm schools and students. The intensity of violence has also increased as evidenced from data presented by Bucher and Manning. In the face of all of this, administrators are being asked to make schools safer. Eight suggestions for making schools safer are shared.

12. Healthier Students, Better Learners, Beth Pateman, Educational Leadership, December 2003/January 2004

The author addresses the links between student health and academic performance. She cites the efforts of the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials to encourage development of state of the art education programs in the schools. She describes the Health Education Assessment Project.

13. The 100 Best High Schools in America, Jay Mathews, Newsweek, June 2, 2003

Advanced Placement (AP) tests are motivating both teachers and teens to a more challenging education. High expectations in learning improve self-esteem. There are more students taking AP tests including minority students.

14. Safe Schools for the Roller Coaster Years, Linda Inlay, Educational Leadership, April 2005

Linda Inlay explains that structuring middle schools with teens cognitive and psychological/emotional needs creates a secure space for learning that adolescents need for autonomy, belonging, and personal meaning.

15. The New College Dropout, Psychology Today, May/June 2005

Colleges are struggling with how to handle students who are depressed and suicidal. Some are requesting those with serious emotional concerns to drop out.

16. The Perils of Higher Education, Steven Kotler, Psychology Today, March/April 2005

The lifestyle and environment of college that includes drinking and weekend partying, which begins on Wednesday night, may be a poor environment for learning.

17. Studies Reveal Strengths, Weaknesses: Improving Rates of High School Graduation and College Completion for Low-Income and Minority Students, Bill Hemmer, The Americäs Intelligence Wire, October 24, 2003

Americans consider a college degree crucial to a good future and a good career. Many students, however, do not transition well or at all from public school to college. A large number of such students are minority students. What schools can do to plug the leak in this educational pipeline is the focus of this article.

18. The New Cheating Epidemic, Anne Marie Chaker, Redbook, April 2003

Cheating in high school and middle school is on the increase, and parents and teachers wonder what to do about it. Why cheating occurs and how to curb it are central themes in this article.

UNIT 4. Identity and Social-Emotional Development

19. What Empathy Can Do, Ernest Mendes, Educational Leadership, September 2003

Emotional development is strengthened when adults demonstrate empathy. Methods of how to build relationships are listed.

20. Fostering Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom, Linda K. Elksnin and Nick Elksnin, Education, Fall 2003

Many students face socio-emotional problems in school. Schools, therefore, have become centers for teaching social skills as well as traditional academic subjects. The authors explain first what emotional intelligence is and how it can be fostered in the classroom to help those students who are especially vulnerable to socio-emotional difficulties.

21. A Mother s Story, Paul Rudnick, The New Yorker, May 23, 2005

This article chronicles the struggle faced by the mother of an unattractive daughter. Poor body image and low self-esteem produced drastic results from her environment that even affected her career.

22. The Consequences of Insufficient Sleep for Adolescents: Links Between Sleep and Emotional Regulation, Ronald E. Dahl, Phi Delta Kappan, January 1999

More than a dozen forces converge on adolescents to push the sleep/arousal balance away from sleep. This may be very harmful to the teen s health and emotional stability.

UNIT 5. Family Relationships

23. Support Network Eases Problems for Parents and Out-of-Control Teens, Stephanie Dunnewind, Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, January 21, 2003

When teens are out of control, parents feel helpless. This article reviews how support groups function for parents of teens who are using drugs, cutting school, shoplifting, or committing violence.

24. Learning to Chill: Overloaded at School and Overscheduled at Home, Susan Schindehette, et al., People Weekly, September 23, 2003

Today s adolescents are busier than ever as they strive to please parents, teachers, and peers. Why today s youth are so busy and distressed is covered in this article. Some families are saying enough is enough.

25. A Nation of Wimps, Hara Estroff Marano, Psychology Today, November/December 2004

Some parents are overly protective and anxious about raising their children and that may create anxiety and depression in teenagers.

26. Prevention of Domestic Violence During Adolescence, David A. Wolfe and Peter G. Jaffe, The Prevention Researcher, February 2005

The response to domestic violence has been one of crisis management. While crisis management is important, the authors examine emerging prevention efforts that focus on adolescents.

27. Adolescents from Maritally Violent Homes, Maura O Keefe and Shirley Lebovics, The Prevention Researcher, February 2005

This article provides an introductory background to what is known about the emotional effects of inter-parental violence on adolescents.

28. Whös Killing Kids Sports?, David Oliver Relin, Parade, August 7, 2005

Intense pressure and stress is causing young players to drop out of sports in record numbers. Could parents be to blame?

UNIT 6. Peers and Contemporary Culture

29. Risky Business: Exploring Adolescent Risk-Taking Behavior, Tammy Jordon Wyatt and Fred L. Peterson, Journal of School Health, August 2005

Risk-taking behavior among adolescents is explored in this article. Teaching techniques are provided to help the teacher in school.

30. Family
, Religious, School, and Peer Influences on Adolescent Alcohol Use, W. Alex Mason and Michael Windle, The Prevention Researcher, September 2002

The influence peers, family, school, and religion has on alcohol use is explored. It is determined that they play a prominent role in adolescent drinking.

31. Alcohol Use Among Adolescents, Michael Windle, The Prevention Researcher, September 2002

Alcohol drinking among adolescents is examined in this article and associated with three common forms of adolescent mortality.

32. Terrorism, The Media, and Distress in Youth, Rose L. Pfefferbaum, et al., The Prevention Researcher, April 2003

Emotional distress associated with media exposure to terrorism is discussed with suggestions for intervention.

UNIT 7. Teenage Sexuality

33. What to Tell Kids About Sex, Kay S. Hymowitz, Public Interest, Fall 2003

Sex education is a controversial subject. Sex education programs have recently morphed into comprehensive sexuality education programs. These programs appear more permissive than earlier programs that emphasized abstinence and conservatism.

34. Should Congress Be Giving More Financial Support to Abstinence-Only Sex Education? YES, Kathleen Tsubata, Insight on the News, November 10, 2003

There are many forces that promote sexuality to teens in this day of HIV. Only abstinence education programs can keep our youth out of harms way.

35. Should Congress Be Giving More Financial Support to Abstinence-Only Sex Education? NO, Cory Richards, Insight on the News, November 10, 2003

This article presents the opposite viewpoint from the previous article. Abstinence programs do not appear to be working. Can it be that we are ignoring the fact that teens are already sexually active and therefore facing associated risks?

36. Choosing Virginity, Lorraine Ali and Julie Scelfo, Newsweek, December 9, 2002

A growing number of high school students in the U.S. have decided to remain virgins until marriage. The article profiles several teens about the abstinence movement.

37. The Perils of Playing House, Nancy Wartik, Psychology Today, July/August 2005

Living together before marriage may lead couples to wed for all of the wrong reasons as discussed in this article.

UNIT 8. Problem Behaviors and Intervention

38. Teenage Fatherhood and Involvement in Delinquent Behavior, Terence P. Thornberry, Carolyn A. Smith, and Susan Ehrhard, The Prevention Researcher, November 2004

This article investigates the relationship between teenage fatherhood and various indicators of deviant behavior.

39. School-Based Trauma and Grief Intervention for Adolescents, William R. Saltzman, et al., The Prevention Researcher, April 2003

A study of trauma and grief intervention developed for in-school programs provides encouraging results.

40. Too Young to Die, Claudia Wallis, Time, March 14, 2005

The Supreme Court declared on March 1, 2005 that the capital punishment of a juvenile offender (under 18) to be unconstitutional. This article examines this Supreme Court decision.

41. Adolescents Who Self-Injure: Implications and Strategies for School Counselors, Victoria E. White Kress, Donna M. Gibson, and Cynthia A. Reynolds, Professional School Counseling, February 2004

This article explores strategies for school counselor s intervention for at risk students who are self-injurious.

42. Bullying at School Among Older Adolescents, Sandra Harris, The Prevention Researcher, September 2004

The author examines the types of bullying students observed in grades 8 to 12 and how students felt school personnel were interested in stopping the bullying.

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