Psychology of Adolescence Author:Garrison, Karl C. 6th edition — This book reflects the vast amount of recently published data and the major studies on adolescence. — The material provides an introduction to basic experimental studies dealing with adolescence and, thus, gives a sound basis for understanding the new studies as they appear. — Special attention is given to the developmental tasks and ... more »problems of adolescents, particularly to the concept of "self".
The author's approach to an understanding of the adolescent takes into consideration the total personality. He views the individual as a unique product of heredity and environment, the interaction of which began with the fertilization of the egg at conception. The book concentrates on the "whole situation" in which the individual develops and functions.
Emphasis is placed on the socialization of the adolescent, the role of the home at all stages of development, and the special importance of peers during these years.
The author also surveys attitude changes, moral development, personality adjustments and mental hygiene problems.« less