Female Adolescent Development 2nd Edition Author:Max Sugar, M. D. When the first edition of "Female Adolescent Development" was published in 1979, this groundbreaking volume chronicled the earliest conception of normative female adolescent development as distinct from that of adolescent males. This completely revised and updated edition offers extensive new research data that reflects the far-reaching cultura... more »l and social changes that have affected the development of women since that time.
Eight distinguished new contributors explore the realms of maturation, cognition, ethnicity, female active engulfment, and the superego to provide an up-to-date and coherent view of normal development in adolescent girls.
In Section I on Biological Issues, the current thinking on the correlation between biological and social development is reviewed, including fascinating data on cognitive development and achievement, particularly in regard to math ability.
Section II on Psychodynamics provides a comprehensive re-evaluation of adolescent girls' psychological development. Chapters examine such important issues as the emotional effects of breast development and menarche, how drastic bodily changes influence body image and ego development, and female superego development in relation to role models for women in diverse cultures.
The final section, Psychosocial Issues, addresses the familial and societal influences on female adolescent development: economic conditions, the advent of labor-saving devices, the influence of computers in the daily lives of teenagers, the controversies about family planning and abortion, the appearance and spread of the AIDS virus, and more.
Taken together, the chapters in this scholarly volume provide the physical, psychological, social, cultural, economic, and historical perspectives necessary for a comprehensive understanding of "Female Adolescent Development"-a compelling topic that has, at last, garnered the significant attention of which it is worthy.« less