Adolescence and Society

Series Editor: John Coleman

In the 20 years since it began, this series has published some of the key texts in the field of adolescent studies. The series has covered a very wide range of subjects, almost all of them being of central concern to students, researchers and practitioners. A mark of its success is that a number of books have gone to second and third editions, illustrating its popularity and reputation.

The primary aim of the series is to make accessible to the widest possible readership important and topical evidence relating to adolescent development. Much of this material is published in relatively inaccessible professional journals, and the objective of the books has been to summarise, review and place in context current work in the field, so as to interest and engage both an undergraduate and a professional audience.

The intention of the authors is to raise the profile of adolescent studies among professionals and in institutions of higher education. By publishing relatively short, readable books on topics of current interest to do with youth and society, the series makes people more aware of the relevance of the subject of adolescence to a wide range of social concerns.

The books do not put forward any one theoretical viewpoint. The authors outline the most prominent theories in the field and include a balanced and critical assessment of each of these. Whilst some of the books may have a clinical or applied slant, the majority concentrate on normal development.

The readership rests primarily in two major areas: the undergraduate market, particularly in the fields of psychology, sociology and education; and the professional training market, with particular emphasis on social work, clinical and educational psychology, counselling, youth work, nursing and teacher training.

  • Sexuality in Adolescence

    The digital generation

    By Meredith Temple-Smith, Susan Moore, Doreen Rosenthal

    Sexuality in Adolescence: The Digital Generation provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of research and theory about adolescent sexuality in today’s world. The book examines biological, social and health-related approaches and reviews qualitative and quantitative research from psychology,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-18 
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  • Family Life in Adolescence

    By Patricia Noller, Sharon Atkin

    This book provides an understanding of the kinds of family environments that produce productive, well-adjusted young people who can make a worthwhile contribution to the society in which they live. Based on extensive research conducted over the last twenty years, the authors investigate what makes…

    Hardback – 2013-07-31
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  • Young People and the Care Experience

    Research, Policy and Practice

    By Julie Shaw, Nick Frost

    The care system looks after the most vulnerable young people in society – those who are, for a variety of reasons, unable to live with their parents. Young People and the Care Experience examines what can be done to support young people to remain at home, and if this is not possible, how they can…

    Paperback – 2013-04-10
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  • Trafficked Young People

    Breaking the Wall of Silence

    By Jenny J. Pearce, Patricia Hynes, Silvie Bovarnick

    Human trafficking constitutes one of the most serious human rights violations of our time. However, many social work practitioners still have a poor and incomplete understanding of the experiences of children and young people who have been trafficked. In Trafficked Young People, the authors call…

    Paperback – 2013-01-27
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  • Teenagers and Technology

    By Chris Davies, Rebecca Eynon

    The popular media often presents a negative picture of young people and technology. From addiction to gaming, the distractions of the Internet, to the risks of social networking, the downsides of new technology in the lives of teenagers are often over-blown. Teenagers and Technology presents a…

    Paperback – 2012-11-25
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  • Illegal Leisure Revisited

    Changing Patterns of Alcohol and Drug Use in Adolescents and Young Adults

    By Judith Aldridge, Fiona Measham, Lisa Williams

    This book updates the progress into adulthood of the cohort of fourteen-year-olds who were recruited and tracked until they were eighteen years old. Illegal Leisure (1998) described their adolescent journeys and lifestyles, focusing on their early regular drinking and extensive ‘recreational’ drug…

    Paperback – 2011-02-23
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  • Adolescent Parenthood

    A Guide to Best Practice and Resarch

    By Judy Corolyn, Catherine Dennison

    Adolscent Parenthood is a key source book for students and professionals working in the field of teenage parenthood. Highly experienced contributors present up-to-date research findings and examples of best practice on a number of important topics, including:* routes to pregnancy* education and…

    Paperback – 2010-12-31
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  • The Nature of Adolescence, 4th Edition

    By John C. Coleman

    The fourth edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date introduction to all of the key features of adolescent development. While drawing on the North American literature on adolescence, it highlights European perspectives and also provides unique coverage of the topic by…

    Paperback – 2010-11-24
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  • Wired Youth

    The Social World of Adolescence in the Information Age

    By Gustavo Mesch, Ilan Talmud

    The debate on the social impact of information and communication technologies is particularly important for the study of adolescent life, because through their close association with friends and peers, adolescents develop life expectations, school aspirations, world views, and behaviors. This…

    Paperback – 2010-03-02
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  • Moving Out, Moving On

    Young People's Pathways In and Through Homelessness

    By Shelley Mallett, Doreen Rosenthal, Deb Keys, Roger Averill

    Based on rich interview data drawn from a large scale longitudinal study of homeless young people, this book examines the personal, familial and structural factors that impact on homeless young people’s long-term outcomes. While telling the personal stories of young people’s experiences, the book…

    Paperback – 2009-11-11
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  • Adolescent Coping

    Advances in Theory, Research and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Erica Frydenberg

    Young people need to cope in a variety of settings, including school, home, peer groups and the workplace, and with a range of life problems such as examinations and parental divorce. This thoroughly revised and updated new edition of Adolescent Coping presents the latest research and applications…

    Paperback – 2008-05-14
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  • Social Networks in Youth and Adolescence

    By John Cotterell

    This thoroughly revised new edition looks at the nature of social networks, their changing configurations, and the forces of influence they unleash in shaping the life experiences of young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years. The author draws on both social and psychological research to…

    Paperback – 2007-05-09
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  • Sexuality in Adolescence

    Current Trends, 2nd Edition

    By Susan M. Moore, Doreen A. Rosenthal

    Sexuality in Adolescence considers the latest theory and research on adolescent development, focusing on sexuality as a vital aspect of normal, healthy maturation. Biological changes are discussed within a social context, and the latest research is presented on key issues of our time, including…

    Paperback – 2006-10-25
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  • Identity In Adolescence

    By Jane Kroger

    Fully updated to include the most recent research and theoretical developments in the field, the third edition of Identity in Adolescence examines the two way interaction of individual and social context in the process of identity formation. Setting the developmental tradition in context, Jane…

    Hardback – 2004-10-20
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  • Identity In Adolescence

    The Balance between Self and Other, 3rd Edition

    By Jane Kroger

    Fully updated to include the most recent research and theoretical developments in the field, the third edition of Identity in Adolescence examines the two way interaction of individual and social context in the process of identity formation. Setting the developmental tradition in context, Jane…

    Paperback – 2004-10-20
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  • The Nature of Adolescence. 3e

    By John C. Coleman, Leo B. Hendry

    Completely revised and thoroughly updated, this third edition of The Nature of Adolescence provides: An eclectic, balanced overview of research on normal adolescent development Discussion of the impact of social issues on adolescents New chapters on anti-social behaviour, health, coping and…

    Paperback – 1999-09-01
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  • Illegal Leisure

    By Judith Aldridge, Fiona Measham, Howard Parker

    Illegal Leisure offers a unique insight into the role drug use now plays in British youth culture. The authors present the results of a five year longitudinal study into young people and drug taking. They argue that drugs are no longer used as a form of rebellious behaviour, but have been subsumed…

    Paperback – 1998-09-02
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  • Personality Development In Adolescence

    A Cross National and Lifespan Perspective

    Edited by Eva Skoe, Anna von der Lippe

    The formation of identity in adolescence is the most central concept in psychological and sociological studies of young people. Most theories to date assume that adolescents share the same conditions under which their identities are formed. Personality Development in Adolescence is a collection of…

    Paperback – 1998-04-08
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  • Smoking in Adolescence

    Images and Identities

    By Barbara Lloyd, Kevin Lucas

    What factors influence adolescents to take up smoking? Why do more girls smoke than boys? In contrast to medical orthodoxy, Smoking in Adolescence looks at smoking from the adolescents' own points of view. What emerges is that regular smokers are seen as fun-loving and nonconformist; cigarettes are…

    Paperback – 1998-03-25
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  • Young People's Involvement in Sport

    Edited by John Kremer, Shaun Ogle, Karen Trew

    Based on survey data derived from face-to-face interviews with 2,400 schoolchildren, 600 four-day diaries and focus groups with both elite performers, coaches and parents, the book offers a comprehensive overview of young people's involvement in sport and physical activity in the 1990s.…

    Paperback – 1997-07-30
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  • Adolescent Coping

    Advances in Theory, Research and Practice

    By Erica Frydenberg

    Paperback – 1996-12-25
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  • Fathers and Adolescents: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives

    By Inge Seiffge-Krenke, Schmuel Shulman

    During adolescence children's relationships with their parents undergo profound changes. It seems strange then, that so little has been written so far about half the parental partnership, the father. In this comprehensive account of fathers and their relationships with growing children, Shmuel…

    Paperback – 1996-12-18
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  • Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    By Anne Mitchell, Susan Moore, Doreen Rosenthal

    What has been the impact of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases on the lives of young people? Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases provides a comprehensive overview of research and policy in this increasingly important area. The book describes the world-wide incidence and prevalence of…

    Paperback – 1996-10-30
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  • Adolescent Health

    The Role of Individual Differences

    By Patrick Heaven

    Adolescence is one of the most turbulent yet exciting phases in life. Increased autonomy brings with it new health risks ranging from drugs and sexually transmitted disease, to eating disorders and suicidal depression. Even though todays teenagers are more concerned with and educated about their…

    Paperback – 1996-05-01
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  • Identity In Adolescence

    The balance between self and other, 2nd Edition

    By Jane Kroger

    Paperback – 1996-01-03
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  • Adolescent Gambling

    By Mark Griffiths

    In this first book to address the issue of underage gambling, Mark Griffiths has carried out extensive research into why some adolescents get hooked on gambling, how they gamble and what can be done about it.…

    Paperback – 1995-10-25
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  • Sexuality in Adolescence

    Current Trends

    Sexuality in Adolescence: Current Trends considers the latest theory and research on adolescent development, focusing on sexuality as a vital aspect of normal, healthy maturation. Biological changes are discussed within a social context, and the latest research is presented on key issues of our…

    Paperback – 1993-10-20
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  • Young People's Leisure and Lifestyles

    By Anthony Glendenning, Leo Hendry, John Love, Janet Shucksmith

    Young People's Leisure and Lifestyles covers new ground in examining the importance of leisure in the socialization and self-identities of young people. It is in the realm of leisure that young people truly become themselves. Leisure time is the period when difference lifestyles can be tried and…

    Paperback – 1993-09-15
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  • Growing Up With Unemployment

    By Anthony H. Winefield

    The transition from school to work is a major developmental stage for young people. Yet in recent years this rite of passage has been hindered by the lack of jobs for school leavers. Growing Up with Unemployment describes a major long-term study of the psychological impact of unemployment. It…

    Paperback – 1993-05-12
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