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The Crises of Adjustment, 1st Edition

Edited by Simon Meyerson


188 pages

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In this volume and its companion Adolescence and Breakdown, originally published in 1975, members of the Adolescent Department at the Tavistock Clinic and of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, together with other leading experts on the subject, present a unique study of adolescence.

Of all living species only human beings go through a period of adolescence – and because the conflicting influences that adolescents encounter both within themselves and in the outside world are so complex, even normal adolescence is a time of crises and adjustment.

While Adolescence and Breakdown traces what happens when these crises are not sufficiently well negotiated, the present volume is devoted to the dynamics and complexities of normal adolescence. The topics debated and explored include: the nature of puberty; family relationships; change and personality; adolescent sexuality; adolescents and authority; protest and politics; adolescence and creativity; groups, subcultures and countercultures in the adolescent world.

Table of Contents

Foreword. 1. The Early Years A. Hyatt Williams 2. Puberty and Phases of Adolescence A. Hyatt Williams 3. Adolescence and Change Mary Capes 4. Adolescence and the Family John Byng-Hall and Marilyn J. Miller 5. Adolescence and Authority Marilyn J. Miller 6. Adolescence and Sexuality Simon Meyerson 7. Sex Role Dilemmas of Modern Adolescents Elisabeth Henderson 8. Adolescence and Politics: the Student Revolution Sue Holland 9. Adolescence and Creativity Judith Issroff 10. Adolescents and Groups, Subcultures, Countercultures Paul Upson. Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adolescence

Routledge Library Editions: Adolescence brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a small series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1975 and 1999. The set covers a variety of issues that may arise in adolescence: from developmental changes and family/parental relationships to more serious problems such as depression, trauma and abuse.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health