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The Developing Brain and Adolescent-Typical Behavior Patterns: An Evolutionary Approach

Linda Spear

in Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306255
eISBN:
9780199863914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter reviews current knowledge about the adolescent period from the perspective of evolutionary biology and the study of mammals, including humans. It highlights the universal characteristics ... More


Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Barry M. Wagner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112504
eISBN:
9780300156362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112504.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This evaluation of the research on this topic presents the current state of knowledge about suicidal behaviors in children and adolescents, addressing the trends of the past ten years and evaluating ... More


Introduction

Vivian Center Seltzer

in Peer-Impact Diagnosis and Therapy: A Handbook for Successful Practice with Adolescents

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740422
eISBN:
9780814741023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book is designed to help both readers and professionals understand adolescents better and to be better equipped to work with them. Drawing on a theoretical model called Dynamic Functional ... More


Effective STD Prevention

Laura Hopson

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370591
eISBN:
9780199893508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention programs for schools. One challenge to evidence-based STD prevention is opposition to curricula that discuss safer sex practices, ... More


Adolescents

Patti M. Valkenburg and Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

in Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218879
eISBN:
9780300228090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218879.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The spectacular changes in the human body and brain during the period of adolescence have a huge influence on adolescents' behavior and their interest in media. This chapter considers these ... More


Conclusion

Vivian Center Seltzer

in Peer-Impact Diagnosis and Therapy: A Handbook for Successful Practice with Adolescents

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740422
eISBN:
9780814741023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book has explored confusing adolescent behavior from a Peer Arena lens. Recognizing such behavior as primarily the result of psychological interactions and comparison with peers provides an ... More


Definitions and Measures

David Brandt

in Delinquency, Development, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108941
eISBN:
9780300127775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108941.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Juvenile delinquents tend to engage in risk-taking behavior, which involves breaking the law. These offenses include underage drinking, truancy, drug use, and shoplifting. This chapter examines the ... More


A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship between Parental Divorce Family Structures and Adolescents’ Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Premarital Intercourse

William Jeynes

in Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772522
eISBN:
9780814723814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines how parental divorce influences adolescents' sexual behaviors and attitudes. Although a variety of parental family configurations exist, social scientists have concentrated ... More


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