Encyclopedia of Adolescence

Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 1st Edition,B. Bradford Brown,Mitchell Prinstein,ISBN9780123739155

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  • Winner of the 2011 PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference in Humanities & Social Science from the Association of American Publishers; and named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication
  • Brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts
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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.

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B. Bradford Brown

Dr. Bradford Brown is Professor of Human Development and former Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received an A.B. in sociology from Princeton University and Ph.D. in human development from the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of the University of Wisconsin in 1979. Dr. Brown's research has focused on adolescent peer relations. He is especially well known for his work on teenage peer groups and peer pressure and their influence on school achievement, social interaction pasterns, and social adjustment. He is the former Editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence and a past member of the Executive Council of the Society for Research on Adolescence. He also chaired (2006-2008) the SRA Study Group on Parental Involvement in Adolescent Peer Relations. He is the co-editor or co-author of five books, including The Development of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence (with Wyndol Furman and Candice Feiring), The World's Youth: Adolescence in 8 Regions of the Globe (with Reed Larson and T. S. Saraswathi), and Linking Parents and Family to Adolescent Peer Relations: Ethnic and Cultural Considerations (with Nina Mounts). Dr. Brown has served as a consultant for numerous groups, including the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education as well as the Board on Children, Youth and Families, and the Blue Ribbons Schools program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin-Madison - USA

Mitchell Prinstein

Mitchell J. Prinstein, Ph.D. is a Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor and the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Dr. Prinstein's research examines interpersonal models of internalizing symptoms and health risk behaviors among adolescents, with a specific focus on the unique role of peer relationships in the developmental psychopathology of depression and self-injury. He is the PI on several past and active grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child and Human Development, and several private foundations. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, an editorial board member for several developmental psychopathology journals, and a member of the NIH Study Section on Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention. Mitch has received several national and university-based awards recognizing his contributions to research (American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Psychology Theodore Blau Early Career Award, Columbia University/Brickell Award for research on suicidality, APA Fellow of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), teaching (UNC Chapel Hill Tanner Award for Undergraduate Teaching), and professional development of graduate students (American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Raymond D. Fowler Award).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - USA

Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 1st Edition

VOLUME 1: Normative Processes in Development
Academic Achievement
J P Byrnes

Achievement Motivation
A Wigfield, A N Ho, and A Mason-Singh

Adolescence, Theories of
B M Newman and P R Newman

Adolescent Decision-Making
B L Halpern-Felsher

Adolescent Driving Behavior: A Developmental Challenge
B Simons-Morton

Adolescent Moral Development
A Sheffield Morris, N Eisenberg, and B J Houltberg

Adolescent Sleep
J B Maas, R S Robbins, R G Fortgang, and S R Driscoll

Autonomy, Development of
M J Zimmer-Gembeck, W H Ducat, and W A Collins

Body Image during Adolescence: A Developmental Perspective
D C Jones and L Smolak

Brain Development
L P Spear

Career Development
M P Neuenschwander and B Kracke

Cognitive Development
D P Keating

Creativity in Adolescence
C M Callahan and T C Missett

Disabilities, Physical
J Magill-Evans and J Darrah

Emotional Development
J Kim, D Riser, and K Deater-Deckard

Executive Function
E Mezzacappa

Gender Issues
E A Daniels and C Leaper

A C Edwards and D M Dick

The History of the Study of Adolescence
R M Lerner, M J Boyd, M K Kiely, C M Napolitano, K L Schmid, and L Steinberg

Hormones and Behavior
C M Worthman

Impulsivity and Adolescence
J Weiser and B Reynolds

Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation)
M H Fisher, M M Griffin, and R M Hodapp

Literacy and Reading Behavior
R K Paririla and H Stack-Cutler

W Schneider

Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning
M Hasselhorn and A S Labuhn

M E Ford and P R Smith

Music Listening in Adolescence
T Ter Bogt, S Soitos, and M Delsing

Nutrition in Adolescence
M Braun and B B Brown

Personility Traits in Adolescence
M A G van Aken, R Hutteman, and J J A Denissen

Physical Attractiveness
T E Davison and M P McCabe

Puberty and Adolescence: An Evolutionary Perspective
B Bogin

Quantitative Research Methods
W Wu and T D Little

M D Resnick and L A Taliaferro

Self-Development During Adolescence
S Harter

S Thomaes, A Poorthuis, and S Nelemans

Sexual Orientation
S T Russell, E M Thompson, and R D Harris

Social Cognition
W M Rote and J G Smetana

Social Intelligence
K V Petrides

Spirituality, Religion, and Health Development in Adolescents
S Burg, R A Mayers, and L J Miller

Stages of Adolescence
K Salmela-Aro

Transitions into Adolescence
E Trejos-Castillo and A T Vazsonyi

Transitions to Adulthood
A L Howard and N L Galambos

Volume 2: Interpersonal and Sociocultural Factors

Adolescent Sibling Relations
L Kramer and K J Conger

Adolescents’ Experience of Parental Divorce
R E Emery, C Beam, and J Rowen

R Kobak and S D Madsen

Bully/Victim Problems during Adolescence
D Schwartz, L Mayeux, and J Harper

Civic and Political Engagement
C Flanagan and L Wray-Lake

Cultural Influences on Adolescent Development
J ng and G C Nagayama Hall

Discrimination, Racial and Ethnic
E W Neblett Jr, A L Gaskin, D B Lee, and S E Carter

J R Stone III

Ethnic/Racial Identity among Minority Youth
E K Seaton and A N Gilbert

Family Organization and Adolescent Development
M J Cox, F Wang, and H C Gustafsson

Family Relationships
M J Martin, S M Bascoe, and P T Davies

Foster Care
E E Pinderhughes and L L Fermin

Gender Roles
H A Priess and J Shibley Hyde

Globalization and Adolescence
M J Tomasik and R K Silbereisen

High School
A Maier and B Schneider

Home Environment
R H Bradley and K Kao

N G Milburn, D Swendeman, B Amani, E Applegate, H Winetrobe, M J Rotheram-Borus, and E M Arnold

Immigrant Issues
J E Lansford

Initiation Ceremonies and Rites of Passage
C A Markstrom

Internet and Other Interactive Media
Y T Uhls, G Espinoza, P Greenfield, K Subrahmanyam, and D Smahel

L L Caldwell

J P MacEvoy, M S Weeks, and S R Asher

Media, Influence of
J D Brown and P S Bobkowski

Mentor Relationships
J E Rhodes, S R Lowe, and S E O Schwartz

Middle School
M J Dietz

Neighborhoods and Adolescence
T Leventhal, S E A Anderson, and V Dupéré

Out-of-School Activities
N Zarrett and J L Mahoney

Parent-Child Relationship
B Laursen and D DeLay

Parenting Practices and Styles
L J Crockett and R Hayes

Peer Influence
T F Piehler

Peer Relations
J K Dijkstra and R Veenstra

Popularity and Social Status
A H N Cillessen and T A M Lansu

Poverty and Adolescent Development
S M Jones, H Eidelman, and M Yudron

Religious Involvement
C E Clardy and P E King

Romantic Relationships
S Shulman, J Connolly, and C J McIsaac

Schools and Schooling
K S Cortina and S Arel

School-to-Work Transitions
M C Buchmann

L M Diamond and R C Savin-Williams

Sexuality Education
E S Goldfarb and N A Constantine

Social Competence
T Malti and S Perren

Social Support
D L Vietze

P Noack

Sport Participation
N L Holt and C J Knight

Vocational Training
L Unwin

Youth Gangs
F-A Esbensen and D Peterson


Addictions in Adolescence
M Kleinjan and R C M E Engels

Adolescent Gambling
M Griffiths

Adolescent Specific Learning Disabilities
V W Berninger and B Miller

M J Rotheram-Borus, D Swendeman, B Amani, E Applegate, N G Milburn, and E M Arnold

Alcohol Use
K M Jackson and T Chung

Anxiety Disorders
C M Puleo, C A Settipani, S A Crawley, R S Beidas, and P C Kendall

Attention Deficity/Hyperactivity Disorder
K M Antshel and R A Barkley

Autism and Aspergers
F R Volkmar, B Reichow, and L A Wiesner

N M Melhem and D A Brent

Bipolar Disorder
E A Youngstrom, A Van Meter, and A J Freeman

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
D McKay and F Neziroglu

Chronic Illness
A L Quittner, S L Romero, C I Kimberg, L S Blackwell, and I Cruz

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents
M A Sotham-Gerow, B D McLeod, R C Brown, A M Quinoy, and S B Avny

Dating Abuse
V A Foshee and H L M Reyes

Depression and Depressive Disorders
M Flynn and K D Rudolph

Developmental Psychopathology
D A G Drabick and L Steinberg

Disruptive Behaviors and Aggression
C M Hartung, E K Lefler, and D A Fedele

Eating Disorders
E Stice, H Shaw, and C Ochner

Emotion Dysregulation
L M Hilt, J L Hanson, and S D Pollak

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents
J F Young and L Mufson

Maltreatment and Adolescence
E C Briggs, N Heilbron, R Thompson, M Habib, V Labruna, and A Knoverek

Modes of Intervention
A Gonzalez and V R Weersing

Multisystematic Therapy
M R McCart, S W Henggeler, and S Hales

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
C B Cha and M K Nock

M M Stinton and D E Wilfley

Pregnancy in Adolescence
J Chuang, J Santelli, and K Soren

Psychopathology, Models of
P K Kerig

Psychopharmacology in Adolescents
R T Brown

Risk-Taking Behavior
A Haydon, A-L McRee, and C T Halpern

Risky Sexual Behavior
D Kirby

Runaway Teens
N Slesnick, R Patton, and P Dashora

D I Shapiro, M K Larson, and E F Walker

Sexually Transmitted Infections
C M Lescano and M Tolou-Shams

Sleep Patterns and Challenges
S J Crowley, C N Kyriakos, and A R Wolfson

K E Grant, S D McMahon, S N Duffy, and J J Taylor

C Esposito-Smythers, A Miller, J Weismoore, O Doyle, and D B Goldston

Tobacco Use
R S Niaura and A C Villanti

Quotes and reviews

"2011 PROSE Award Winner for Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Science"

Academic Press/Elsevier Science & Technology

Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Editors-in-Chief: B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein

"Organizing any reference work is a demanding task, especially when providing a worldwide overview of what is known about adolescence. This innovative encyclopedia, organized around adolescent issues and experiences, uses a three-pronged framework for its 125 broad topical essays… The detailed index points to specific terms within the topics. The highly accomplished contributors come from all relevant disciplines and many countries. The comprehensive essays are logically presented and clearly written. They will serve as excellent introductions for a wide range of readers. This set is also available electronically on the ScienceDirect platform (CH, Sep'06, 44-0034). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."--CHOICE

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