Adolescents, Families, and Social Development: How Teens Construct Their Worlds

Adolescents, Families, and Social Development: How Teens Construct Their Worlds

Author(s): Judith G. Smetana

Published Online: 28 JAN 2011 03:52AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444332506

Online ISBN: 9781444390896

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390896

About this Book

This book provides an in-depth examination of adolescents' social development in the context of the family.

  • Grounded in social domain theory, the book draws on the author's research over the past 25 years
  • Draws from the results of in-depth interviews with more than 700 families
  • Explores adolescent-parent relationships among ethnic majority and minority youth in the United States, as well as research with adolescents in Hong Kong and China
  • Discusses extensive research on disclosure and secrecy during adolescence, parenting, autonomy, and moral development
  • Considers both popular sources such as movies and public surveys, as well as scholarly sources drawn from anthropology, history, sociology, social psychology, and developmental psychology
  • Explores how different strands of development, including autonomy, rights and justice, and society and social convention, become integrated and coordinated in adolescence

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