1st Edition

Adolescent Girlhood

By Mary Chadwick Copyright 1932
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1932, Adolescent Girlhood set out to give a general view of the more everyday problems a girl might encounter during adolescence. Both at home and at school and those problems that had, despite their prevalence, not gained as much attention or understanding as they merited or required. It was assumed that readers interested in development would have had some knowledge of the general concepts of psychology and psychoanalysis, given the prominence of discoveries in these fields over the previous ten to twenty years. It starts with some history of the adolescent girl, including their representation in literature and goes on to cover issues such as physical changes, as well as psychological and emotional expectations. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

    This book is a reissue first published in 1932. The language used is a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.

    Preface.  Synopsis of Contents.  Part I: Historical  1. Introduction  2. Adolescent Girl among Primitive Races  3. Adolescent Girl in the Fairy-Tale  4. Adolescent Girl in the Past  5. Adolescent Girl in the Present  Part II: Home-Life  1. Physical Changes of Adolescence  2. Psychological View of these by the Girl  3. Emotional Conflicts of Adolescence  4. Conflicts Concerning the Home  5. Adolescent Girl and Her Parents  6. The Only Girl, Or One with Brothers and Sisters  Part III: Schooldays and Later  1. Adolescents’ Conflicts at School  2. Friendships and Identifications  3. Adolescence Foreshadows the Future  4. How We May Help or Hinder the Adolescent.  Bibliography.  Index.

    Biography

    Mary Chadwick