Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Garland Reference Library of Social Science ; 495) (2 v.)
Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Garland Reference Library of Social Science ; 495) (2 v.)

Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Garland Reference Library of Social Science ; 495) (2 v.)
Richard M Lerner, Anne C Petersen, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

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Released: February, 1991
Publisher: Garland Publishing
Page Count: 1248
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0824043782
ISBN-13: 978-0824043780
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From Library Journal The critical and often stormy span of life known as adolescence is superbly covered in these two hefty volumes that provide up-to-date research findings, ranging across disciplines from psychology to medicine to history. While definitely not a basic guide for the concerned parents of teenagers, this reference becomes the first place to consult for information on topics as diverse as teenage fathers and mothers, phobias, Hispanic adolescents, and academic achievement. There are more than 200 entries by over 200 contributors in this clearly laid out and organized work. Current medical and psychological research summaries by experts abound--on cystic fibrosis, scoliosis, AIDS, drug dependency, eating disorders, etc.--all carefully cited and cross-referenced as necessary. Charts and graphs are used in several articles to good effect; excellent bibliographies follow all entries. Historical background has not been neglected either, as three long articles survey adolescence from colonial times to the present. Prominent persons in theory development are subjects of brief biographies--Erickson, Freud, and Robert J. Havighurst, for example. G. Stanley Hall, a founder of the scientific study of adolescence in the early 1900s, receives no separate entry but is discussed in several sections. Although a subject index is included, one should delve into the various articles to discover the wealth of material available (Hall, for instance, is not an index entry). Highly recommended.
- Ken Barksdale, Eastern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Richmond
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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