Adolescence

Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, Religion and Education

Author: Granville Stanley Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1421263254

Category:

Page: 615

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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Appleton & Co. in London, 1908.

Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture

The Emergent Adult

Author: Dr Mary Hilton,Professor Maria Nikolajeva

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409483622

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Topics examined are adolescence and the natural world, nationhood and identity, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial awareness, hybridity and trans-racial romance, transgressive sexuality, the sexually abused adolescent body, music as a code for identity formation, representations of adolescent emotion, and what neuroscience research tells us about young adult readers, writers, and young artists. Throughout, the volume explores the ways writers configure their adolescent protagonists as awkward, alienated, rebellious and unhappy, so that the figure of the young adult becomes a symbol of wider political and societal concerns. Examining in depth significant contemporary novels, including those by Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, among others, Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture illuminates the ways in which the cultural constructions 'adolescent' and 'young adult fiction' share some of society's most painful anxieties and contradictions.

Rethinking Juvenile Justice

Author: Elizabeth S Scott,Laurence D Steinberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674043367

Category: Law

Page: 378

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What should we do with teenagers who commit crimes? In this book, two leading scholars in law and adolescent development argue that juvenile justice should be grounded in the best available psychological science, which shows that adolescence is a distinctive state of cognitive and emotional development. Although adolescents are not children, they are also not fully responsible adults.

Parenting with Reason

Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas

Author: Esther Yoder Strahan,Wallace E. Dixon, Jr.,J. Burton Banks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113698948X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 376

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Sometimes it feels as though everybody has an opinion on how you should bring up your child – and no two people seem to agree on how it should be done for the best! Parenting with Reason cuts through the masses of confusing and often contradictory advice about parenting by providing hard evidence to back up the tough decisions all parents face. Unlike many self-help guides to parenting which are based on the opinion of one author, this book is based on many findings from scientific research, giving you a trustworthy, ‘evidence-based’ guide to help see your way through parenting dilemmas. Written by a clinical psychologist, a developmental psychologist and a doctor of family medicine, the book looks at pressing questions such as: 'What should I do when my child acts up?', 'How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?' and 'How do I begin to toilet-train my child?' The authors, who are also parents themselves, debunk common myths about parenting, such as the notion that a healthy baby needs to be able to breastfeed at will throughout the night, or the idea that children who are adopted need specialized counselling. They also cover issues such as how children might be affected by seeing violence on television, how a parent’s psychological health can affect their child, what the scientific evidence is for and against circumcision, and how divorce and adoption affect a child’s development. The end of each chapter gives you 'The Bottom Line', a handy summary of the key points of each issue. This book is ideal for new or prospective parents, and paediatricians, family health providers and anyone who works with children and their parents will also find the book’s objective, scientific approach useful in their work.

Infrahumanisms

Science, Culture, and the Making of Modern Non/personhood

Author: Megan H. Glick

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 147800259X

Category: Science

Page: 288

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In Infrahumanisms Megan H. Glick considers how conversations surrounding nonhuman life have impacted a broad range of attitudes toward forms of human difference such as race, sexuality, and health. She examines the history of human and nonhuman subjectivity as told through twentieth-century scientific and cultural discourses that include pediatrics, primatology, eugenics, exobiology, and obesity research. Outlining how the category of the human is continuously redefined in relation to the infrahuman—a liminal position of speciation existing between the human and the nonhuman—Glick reads a number of phenomena, from early twentieth-century efforts to define children and higher order primates as liminally human and the postwar cultural fascination with extraterrestrial life to anxieties over AIDS, SARS, and other cross-species diseases. In these cases the efforts to define a universal humanity create the means with which to reinforce notions of human difference and maintain human-nonhuman hierarchies. In foregrounding how evolving definitions of the human reflect shifting attitudes about social inequality, Glick shows how the consideration of nonhuman subjectivities demands a rethinking of long-held truths about biological meaning and difference.

Handbook of Psychology, History of Psychology

Author: Donald K. Freedheim,Irving B. Weiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471383208

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.

The Construction of Power and Authority in Psychiatry

Author: Chris Stevenson

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 243

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Psychiatric services are facing a crisis in the post-modern world. The organisational failure of community care has been accompanied by a growing confidence in user-led initiatives and a growth in alternatives to the paternalism of psychiatric medicine. Construction of Power and Authority in Psychiatry explores some of the key philosophies and practical issues that will concern all mental health professionals as they move forward into the new millennium. Featuring contributions by leading international authorities from psychiatric medicine, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, psychotherapy and social work, this exciting new book offers a careful critique of some of the philosophical and moral benchmarks for contemporary practice. It also provides an appreciation of the wide bandwidth of views representing the differing voices of 'authority' within mental health. · Takes the debate on personal liberty and compassionate psychiatry into a new realm of professional reflection · Explores issues such as: race and culture in psychiatric practice; hearing the voice of the psychiatric user; the virtue of psychiatric diagnosis; human values in a technocratic culture; alternative approaches to caring and relating to madness · Discusses the implications of both 'caring for' and 'controlling' patients - as well as which type of approach is appropriate and/or realistic given financial and practical constraints · Examines the influence of ethical and legal issues on the delivery of psychiatric care The Construction of Power and Authority in Psychiatry will be of major interest to all students and lecturers in the social sciences, especially in the fields of psychiatric medicine, nursing, social work and psychology.

Psychology of Religion

Classic and Contemporary Views

Author: David M. Wulff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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An unbiased, comprehensive introduction to the psychology of religion. This book integrates clinical, theoretical, and empirical literature, as well as biographical information of the lives of significant psychologists and their works. It contains new research on meditation, the correlational study of religion, religion and mental health, object relations theory, pluralism and social constructionism.

Encyclopedia of religion

Author: Lindsay Jones

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 10735

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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.

Youth

Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

Author: Granville Stanley Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adolescence

Page: 379

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Teenagers

when to worry and what to do

Author: Douglas H. Powell

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 319

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Using progressively charted "zones of concern" as a framework, a psychologist identifies the signs of common teenage maladjustments and offers concrete suggestions on how to cope with such problems

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Crime and Custom in Savage Society

[1926/1940]

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136417249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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This volume discusses aspects of small scale societies, including the study of the mental processes, as well as indigenous economics and law.

Plugged in

How Media Attract and Affect Youth

Author: Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300218877

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media--thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today's youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more.

Handbook of Religion and Health

Author: Harold Koenig,Dana King,Verna B. Carson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1192

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The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

The Oxford Handbook of Evolution, Biology, and Society

Author: Rosemary Hopcroft,Rosemary L. Hopcroft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190299320

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Evolution, biology, and society is a catch-all phrase encompassing any scholarly work that utilizes evolutionary theory and/or biological or behavioral genetic methods in the study of the human social group, and The Oxford Handbook of Evolution, Biology, and Society contains an much needed overview of research in the area by sociologists and other social scientists. The examined topics cover a wide variety of issues, including the origins of social solidarity; religious beliefs; sex differences; gender inequality; determinants of human happiness; the nature of social stratification and inequality and its effects; identity, status, and other group processes; race, ethnicity, and race discrimination; fertility and family processes; crime and deviance; and cultural and social change. The scholars whose work is presented in this volume come from a variety of disciplines in addition to sociology, including psychology, political science, and criminology. Yet, as the essays in this volume demonstrate, the potential of theory and methods from biology for illuminating social phenomena is clear, and sociologists stand to gain from learning more about them and using them in their own work. The theory focuses on evolution by natural selection, the primary paradigm of the biological sciences, while the methods include the statistical analyses sociologists are familiar with, as well as other methods that they may not be familiar with, such as behavioral genetic methods, methods for including genetic factors in statistical analyses, gene-wide association studies, candidate gene studies, and methods for testing levels of hormones and other biochemicals in blood and saliva and including these factors in analyses. This work will be of interest to any sociologist with an interest in exploring the interaction of biological and sociological processes. As an introduction to the field it is useful for teaching upper-level or graduate students in sociology or a related social science.