Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach

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For undergraduate courses in Adolescence and Adolescent Development Focused on a global cultural perspective that incorporates research on adolescence through emerging adulthood Grounded in a global cultural perspective (within and outside of the US), this text includes a considerable amount of anthropology, sociology, and international research in addition to the compelling psychological research on adolescent development. This book also takes into account the period of emerging adulthood (ages 18-25), an area sometimes neglected but of particular interest to many students who see themselves reflected in the research. Looking for additional resources to help you understand the material and succeed in this course? MyDevelopmentLab contains study tools such as flashcards, self tests, videos, as well as MyVirtul

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Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is Research Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. He has also taught at the University of Virginia, Oglethorpe University, and the University of Missouri. He was educated at Michigan State University (undergraduate), the University of Virginia (graduate school), and the University of Chicago (postdoctoral studies). His research interests are in risk behavior in adolescence (especially cigarette smoking), media use in adolescence (especially music), and a wide range of topics in emerging adulthood. He is editor of the Journal of Adolescent Research and the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Adolescence. In addition, he is on the editorial boards of Identity, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, and Youth & Society. His book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties was recently published by Oxford University Press. He lives in University Park, Maryland, with his wife Lene Jensen and their three-year-old twins, Paris and Miles.

 

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