Youth The Years From Ten to Sixteen Author:Arnold Gesell, Frances L. Ilg, Louise B. Ames This book is based upon firsthand studies of a selected group of normal adolescents. It traces the development of behavior in the setting of home, school and community. By interpreting the patterns and trends of successive stages of growth, the psychology of youth becomes more understandable, and many of its problems less formidable - and more... more » interesting!
Adolescence and the years just preceding are here revealed not as a unique time of stress and strife, nor as a trackless period of conflict, but as a consistently patterned segment of the total cycle of development.
Many of the problems which parents and teachers, and society itself, face in the youths of today look different and less insoluble when viewed in the perspective of patterned changes which normally take place as the growth cycle unfolds.
The new work describes these changes in concrete, lifelike detail. It is based on long-range systematic studies of normal youths, whose parents participated in the co-operative research. The development of these youths was in many instances followed from infancy or early childhood.« less