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Paperback Theories of Adolescence Book

ISBN: 0070442673

ISBN13: 9780070442672

Theories of Adolescence

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A renowned text, Theories of Adolescence provides students with a concise, well written, illustrated and readable description of the essence of major theoretical positions (both historical and contemporary) and about the phenomena of adolescence and development in general. This one-of-a-kind text focuses solely on the theories of adolescence, giving thorough coverage to all the major theories through 14 topic areas.

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Comprehensive Review of Adolescence

We used this text in my social work school in 1995. Since then I have given away my copy and I'm sorry I did. The book begins with Freud and covers the works of Peter Blos, Carol Gilligan and Erik Erikson.If you don't have the time to look into the source texts then this is a good book for you. This book gives a broad overview of adolescence and in the cases of Freud and Erikson, an in-depth treatment on the various pre-adolescent stages. Most illuminating for me was the chapter on one of America's greatest contributions to this field, Harry Stack Sullivan. His chapter on Erikson is also quite good. But, if you have the time, read some of the source books. I recommend Erikson's CHILDHOOD AND SOCIETY, IDENTITY: YOUTH AND CRISIS; Gilligan's IN A DIFFERENT VOICE, and Sullivan's THE INTERPERSONAL THEORY OF PSYCHIATRY.
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