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Adolescence and Society

Series Editor: John Coleman

In the 20 years since it began, this series has published some of the key texts in the field of adolescent studies. The series has covered a very wide range of subjects, almost all of them being of central concern to students, researchers and practitioners. A mark of its success is that a number of books have gone to second and third editions, illustrating its popularity and reputation.

The primary aim of the series is to make accessible to the widest possible readership important and topical evidence relating to adolescent development. Much of this material is published in relatively inaccessible professional journals, and the objective of the books has been to summarise, review and place in context current work in the field, so as to interest and engage both an undergraduate and a professional audience.

The intention of the authors is to raise the profile of adolescent studies among professionals and in institutions of higher education. By publishing relatively short, readable books on topics of current interest to do with youth and society, the series makes people more aware of the relevance of the subject of adolescence to a wide range of social concerns.

The books do not put forward any one theoretical viewpoint. The authors outline the most prominent theories in the field and include a balanced and critical assessment of each of these. Whilst some of the books may have a clinical or applied slant, the majority concentrate on normal development.

The readership rests primarily in two major areas: the undergraduate market, particularly in the fields of psychology, sociology and education; and the professional training market, with particular emphasis on social work, clinical and educational psychology, counselling, youth work, nursing and teacher training.

New and Published Books

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  1. Identity In Adolescence

    By Jane Kroger

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Fully updated to include the most recent research and theoretical developments in the field, the third edition of Identity in Adolescence examines the two way interaction of individual and social context in the process of identity formation. Setting the developmental tradition in context, Jane...

    Published October 21st 2004 by Routledge

  2. Identity In Adolescence

    The Balance between Self and Other, 3rd Edition

    By Jane Kroger

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Fully updated to include the most recent research and theoretical developments in the field, the third edition of Identity in Adolescence examines the two way interaction of individual and social context in the process of identity formation. Setting the developmental tradition in context, Jane...

    Published October 21st 2004 by Routledge

  3. Illegal Leisure

    By Judith Aldridge, Fiona Measham, Howard Parker

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Illegal Leisure offers a unique insight into the role drug use now plays in British youth culture. The authors present the results of a five year longitudinal study into young people and drug taking. They argue that drugs are no longer used as a form of rebellious behaviour, but have been subsumed...

    Published September 3rd 1998 by Routledge

  4. Personality Development In Adolescence

    A Cross National and Lifespan Perspective

    Edited by Eva Skoe, Anna von der Lippe

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    The formation of identity in adolescence is the most central concept in psychological and sociological studies of young people. Most theories to date assume that adolescents share the same conditions under which their identities are formed. Personality Development in Adolescence is a collection of...

    Published April 9th 1998 by Routledge

  5. Smoking in Adolescence

    Images and Identities

    By Barbara Lloyd, Kevin Lucas

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    What factors influence adolescents to take up smoking? Why do more girls smoke than boys? In contrast to medical orthodoxy, Smoking in Adolescence looks at smoking from the adolescents' own points of view. What emerges is that regular smokers are seen as fun-loving and nonconformist; cigarettes are...

    Published March 26th 1998 by Routledge

  6. Young People's Involvement in Sport

    Edited by John Kremer, Shaun Ogle, Karen Trew

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Based on survey data derived from face-to-face interviews with 2,400 schoolchildren, 600 four-day diaries and focus groups with both elite performers, coaches and parents, the book offers a comprehensive overview of young people's involvement in sport and physical activity in the 1990s....

    Published July 31st 1997 by Routledge

  7. Adolescent Coping

    Advances in Theory, Research and Practice

    By Erica Frydenberg

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Published December 26th 1996 by Routledge

  8. Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    By Anne Mitchell, Susan Moore, Doreen Rosenthal

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    What has been the impact of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases on the lives of young people? Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases provides a comprehensive overview of research and policy in this increasingly important area. The book describes the world-wide incidence and prevalence of...

    Published October 31st 1996 by Routledge

  9. Adolescent Health

    The Role of Individual Differences

    By Patrick Heaven

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Adolescence is one of the most turbulent yet exciting phases in life. Increased autonomy brings with it new health risks ranging from drugs and sexually transmitted disease, to eating disorders and suicidal depression. Even though todays teenagers are more concerned with and educated about their...

    Published May 2nd 1996 by Psychology Press

  10. Sexuality in Adolescence

    Current Trends

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Sexuality in Adolescence: Current Trends considers the latest theory and research on adolescent development, focusing on sexuality as a vital aspect of normal, healthy maturation. Biological changes are discussed within a social context, and the latest research is presented on key issues of our...

    Published October 21st 1993 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Adolescence and Body Image: From Development to Prevention
    By Lina A Ricciardelli
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  2. Sexuality in Adolescence: The Digital Generation
    By Meredith Temple-Smith, Susan Moore, Doreen Rosenthal
    To Be Published July 31st 2015

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