Handbook of Adolescent Psychology

Handbook of Adolescent Psychology

Online ISBN: 9780470479193

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479193

Editors & Contributors

About the Editors

Richard M. Lerner, PhD, is Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University. He is the author or editor of many publications, including the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition (with William Damon) and the Handbook of Psychology, Volume 6, Developmental Psychology, both published by Wiley. Dr. Lerner is also a past editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Laurence Steinberg, PhD, is the Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He is Past-President of the Division of Developmental Psychology of the American Psychological Association and a former president of of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Dr. Steinberg is the author or coauthor of many publications, including Adolescence, Eighth Edition.

Table of Contents & Contributors

Volume 1:  Individual Bases of Adolescent Development


Part I: Conceptual and Methodological Foundations

1. The Scientific Study of Adolescent Development: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University, Medford, MA & Laurence Steinberg, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2. Modeling Longitudinal Data from Research on Adolescence

Todd D. Little, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Noel A. Card, University of Arizona, Tucson, Kristopher J. Preacher, & Elizabeth McConnell, both of University of Kansas, Lawrence

3. “More Than Good Quotations”: How Ethnography Informs Knowledge on Adolescent Development and Context

Linda M. Burton, Raymond Garrett-Peters, both of Duke University, Durham, NC & Sherry C. Eaton, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC


Part II: Domains of Individual Development in Adolescence

4. Brain Development

Tomáš Paus, University of Nottingham, UK

5. Puberty: Its Role in Development

Elizabeth J. Susman, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA & Lorah D. Dorn, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

6. Adolescent Thinking

Deanna Kuhn, Columbia University

7. Social Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Judith G. Smetana & Myriam Villalobos, both of University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

8. Moral Cognitions and Prosocial Responding in Adolescence

Nancy Eisenberg, Arizona State University, Tempe, Amanda Sheffield Morris, Brenda McDaniel, both of Oklahoma State University, Tulsa& Tracy L. Spinrad, Arizona State University, Tempe

9. Identity Formation and Self-Development in Adolescence

James E. Côté, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

10. Gender Development in Adolescence

Nancy L. Galambos, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sheri  A. Berenbaum, & Susan M. McHale, both of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

11. Attachment and Autonomy During Adolescence

Kathleen Boykin McElhaney, Joseph P. Allen, J. Claire Stephenson, & Amanda L. Hare, all of University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

12. Schools, Academic Motivation, and Stage-Environment Fit

Jacquelynne S. Eccles, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor & Robert W. Roeser, Tufts University, Medford, MA

13. Religion and Spirituality in Adolescent Development

Pamela Ebstyne King, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA & Robert W. Roeser, Tufts University, Medford, MA

14. Adolescent Sexuality

Lisa M. Diamond, University of Utah, Salt Lake City & Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

15. Positive Youth Development

Jacqueline V. Lerner, Tufts University, Medford, MA, Erin Phelps, Yulika Forman, both of Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA & Edmond P. Bowers, Tufts University, Medford, MA


Part III: Challenges to Healthy Development

16. Processes of Risk and Resilience during Adolescence

Bruce E. Compas & Kristen L. Reeslund, both of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

17. Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

Penny Hauser-Cram, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, Brandeis University, Waltham , MA & Joanne Kersh, University of Massachusetts at Boston

18. Adolescent and Young Adult Health: From Basic Health Status to Clinical Interventions

Elizabeth M. Ozer & Charles E. Irwin, Jr., both of University of California, San Francisco

19. Internalizing Problems during Adolescence

Julia A. Graber & Lisa M. Sontag, both of University of Florida, Gainesville

20. Conduct Disorder, Aggression, and Delinquency

David P. Farrington, Cambridge University, UK

21. Adolescent Substance Use

Laurie Chassin, Arizona State University, Tempe, Andrea Hussong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, & Iris Beltran, Arizona State University, Tempe


Volume 2:  Contextual Influences on Adolescent Development


Part I: Interpersonal Influences

1. Parent-Child Relationships during Adolescence

Brett Laursen, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL & W. Andrew Collins, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2. Adolescents’ Relationships with Siblings

Patricia L. East, University of California, San Diego

3. Peer Relationships in Adolescence

B. Bradford Brown, University of Wisconsin-Madison & James Larson, Harvard University   

4. Romantic Relationships in Adolescence

Jennifer A. Connolly & Caroline McIsaac, both of York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

5. Mentoring in Adolescence

Jean E. Rhodes & Sarah R. Lowe, both of University of Massachusetts, Boston


Part II: Institutional Influences

6. Schooling Adolescents

Richard F. Elmore, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

7. Adolescent Out-of-School Activities

Joseph L. Mahoney, Yale University, Deborah Lowe Vandell, University of Wisconson-Madison, Sandra Simpkins, Arizona State University, Tempe, & Nicole Zarrett, Tufts University, Medford, MA               

8. Adolescents and the World of Work

Jeremy Staff, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Emily E. Messersmith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, & John E. Schulenberg, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

9. Adolescence, Adolescents, and Media

Donald F. Roberts, Lisa Henriksen, both of Stanford University & Ulla G. Foehr, Independent Consultant

10. The Legal Regulation of Adolescence

Jennifer L. Woolard, Georgetown University & Elizabeth Scott, Columbia University

11. The Development of Citizenship

Lonnie R. Sherrod & James Lauckhardt, both of Fordham University, New York, NY


Part III: The Broader Context of Adolescence

12. Neighborhood Influences on Adolescent Development

Tama Leventhal, Véronique Dupéré, Tufts University, Medford, MA,& Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University

13. Poverty and Socioeconomic Disadvantage in Adolescence

Vonnie C. McLoyd, Rachel Kaplan, Kelly M. Purtell, Erika Bagley, Cecily R. Hardaway & Ciara Smalls, all of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

14. The Transition to Adulthood: Challenges of Poverty and Structural Lag

Stephen F. Hamilton & Mary Agnes Hamilton, both of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

15. Ethnicity and Immigration

Andrew J. Fuligni, University of California, Los Angeles, Diane L. Hughes, New York University, & Niobe Way

16. Cross-Cultural Issues in the Study of Adolescent Development

Alice Schlegel, University of Arizona, Tucson

17. Globalization, Societal Change, and Adolescence across the World

Reed W. Larson, Suzanne Wilson, & Aimee Rickman, all of University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

18. A Shared Commitment to Youth: The Integration of Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

Aida B. Balsano, Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, Washington, DC, Christina Theokas, Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria, VA, & Deborah L. Bobek, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA