By Jacqueline V. Lerner, Richard M. Lerner, Jordan Finkelstein
Written in simple, no-nonsense language, the entries offer an summary of adlescent improvement and its precise pleasures and difficulties, from scientific and actual to social and mental. Coverage—tailored to mirror the cultural range of America’s younger people—includes social relationships (with friends, siblings, mom and dad and different family, academics, and different authority figures)…institutional affects (schools, group businesses, non secular teams, the workplace)…interests and actions (from machine hacking to activities to the entice of the media).
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Ashley Bourne, for their careful review and critique of this entry. Academic Achievement One of the major focuses of most of today’s adolescents is school performance. , college, business school, professional school). 6 Academic Achievement Although academic achievement is a goal of many adolescents, it is influenced by many factors, from peers and family to society and culture. (Shirley Zeiberg) Although academic achievement is a goal of many adolescents, it is affected by multiple levels of the contexts of these youth, ranging from the most macro cultural influences to micro interpersonal influences involving peers and family members.
1128–1129. , and Francis J. Beckwith, comps. 1998. The Abortion Controversy. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. , with Mike Henderson. 1996. Why I Am an Abortion Doctor. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. Sachdev, Paul, ed. 1985. Perspectives on Abortion. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. Abstinence The term abstinence can mean different things to different people. Some adolescents believe abstinence is the same thing as engaging in protected or “safe” sex. Some researchers define abstinence as not having experienced vaginal intercourse.
The adolescent must come to accept these changes as part of who he or she now is and what he or she may become. ” Thus, these biological changes must be coped with—understood—if an adaptive sense of self is to exist. As such, these biologi- Introduction cal changes constitute a developmental task with which the person must deal. The sorts of reactions engendered in the adolescent by his or her biological changes pertain to a second set of changes, that is, psychological ones of cognition and emotion.
Adolescence in America: An Encyclopedia (2 Volumes) (The American Family) by Jacqueline V. Lerner, Richard M. Lerner, Jordan Finkelstein