Adolescents, Families, and Social Development by Judith G. Smetana
How Teens Construct Their Worlds

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This book provides an in-depth examination of adolescents’ social development in the context of the family.Grounded in social domain theory, the book draws on the author’s research over the past 25 yearsDraws from the results of in-depth interviews with more than 700 familiesExplores adolescent-parent relationships among ethnic majority and minority youth in the United States, as well as research with adolescents in Hong Kong and ChinaDiscusses extensive research on disclosure and secrecy during adolescence, parenting, autonomy, and moral developmentConsiders both popular sources such as movies and public surveys, as well as scholarly sources drawn from anthropology, history, sociology, social psychology, and developmental psychologyExplores how different strands of development, including autonomy, rights and justice, and society and social convention, become integrated and coordinated in adolescence
 

About Judith G. Smetana

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Judith Smetana is professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. She is the author of more than 150 articles and chapters on the development of children’s moral and social reasoning and on adolescent-parent relationships in different ethnic and cultural contexts. She was the recipient of an early career award from the Foundation for Child Development and recently received the Susan B. Anthony Center’s Distinguished Woman Leader award at the University of Rochester. Dr. Smetana has been Associate Editor of Child Development and has served on the Editorial Boards of numerous journals, including Developmental Psychology, Human Development, Social Development, Parenting: Science and Practice, and Journal of Adolescent Research.
 
Published July 5, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 339 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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