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ContentsChapter 1: Introduction The Historical PerspectiveToday's Adolescents in the United States and Around the WorldThe Nature of Development The Science of Adolescent DevelopmentReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 2: Puberty, Health, and Biological FoundationsPubertyHealthEvolution, Heredity, and EnvironmentReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 3: The Brain and Cognitive DevelopmentThe BrainThe Cognitive Developmental ViewThe Information-Processing ViewThe Psychometric/Intelligence ViewSocial CognitionReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 4: The Self, Identity, Emotion, and PersonalityThe SelfIdentityEmotional DevelopmentPersonality DevelopmentReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 5: GenderBiological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on GenderGender Stereotypes, Similarities, and DifferencesGender-Role ClassificationDevelopmental Changes and JuncturesReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 6: SexualityExploring Adolescent SexualitySexual Attitudes and BehaviorNegative Sexual Outcomes in AdolescenceSexual Literacy and Sex EducationReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 7: Moral Development, Values, and ReligionDomains of Moral DevelopmentContexts of Moral DevelopmentValues, Religions, and CultsReach Your Learning Goals Chapter 8: FamiliesFamily ProcessesAdolescents' and Emerging Adults' Relationships with their ParentsSibling RelationshipsThe Changing Family in a Changing SocietySocial Policy, Adolescents, and FamiliesReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 9: Peers, Romantic Relationships, and Life StylesExploring Peer RelationsAdolescent GroupsGender and CultureDating and Romantic RelationshipsEmerging Adult LifestylesReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 10: SchoolsApproaches to Educating StudentsTransitions in SchoolingThe Social Contexts of SchoolsAdolescents Who Are ExceptionalReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 11: Achievement, Work, and CareersAchievementWorkCareer DevelopmentReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 12: CultureCulture, Adolescence, and Emerging AdulthoodSocioeconomic Status and PovertyEthnicityThe Media and TechnologyReach Your Learning GoalsChapter 13: Problems in Adolescence and Emerging AdulthoodExploring Adolescent and Emerging Adult ProblemsProblems and DisordersInterrelation of Problems and Prevention/InterventionReach Your Learning GoalsAppendix: Careers in Adolescent Development

About the Author

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He has taught at the University of Charleston, the University of Georgia, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology at the undergraduate level. In 2006, Dr. Santrock received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in Teaching Award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology on the contextual aspects of affectively toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been on the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Edition; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.

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