Research on the processes of change during the transition from middle childhood to adolescence has been a relatively neglected area of scholarship until recently. This volume, features prominent researchers who provide integrative accounts of their research programs, focusing on processes of physical, social, and cognitive change during this important transition period in development. Also included in this volume is an overview, discussion, and critical analysis of core conceptual issues in the study of adolescent transition.
"…a well done, informative volume featuring some of the foremost researchers in the area of adolescent tradition. The chapters are clearly written, and would make useful assignments for upper-division and graduate courses. "
—Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography
"….This thought-provoking volume….represents a stimulating and useful contribution to the study of human development in general. It will surely be a valuable resource, not only for students and researchers, but also for scholars concerned with developmental issues at all stages of the life span."
Contents: W.A. Collins, Research on the Transition to Adolescence: Continuity in the Study of Developmental Processes. C. Coe, K.T. Kayashi, S. Levine, Hormones and Behavior at Puberty: Activation or Concatenation? J.P. Hill, Adapting to Menarche: Familial Control and Conflict. J.G. Smetana, Concepts of Self and Social Convention: Adolescents' and Parents' Reasoning about Hypothetical and Actual Family Conflicts. R.G. Simmons, R. Burgeson, M.J. Reef, Cumulative Change at Entry in Adolescence. G.H. Elder Jr., A. Capsi, L.M. Burton, Adolescent Transition in Developmental Perspective: Sociological and Historical Insights. C.R. Cooper, Commentary: Developmental Issues in the Transition to Early Adolescence.