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NCJ Number: 167699 Find in a Library
Title: Psychosocial Disturbances in Young People: Challenges for Prevention
Editor(s): M Rutter
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 422
Sponsoring Agency: Cambridge University Press
New York, NY 10011-4211
Publication Number: ISBN 0-521-46187-1
Sale Source: Cambridge University Press
Journal Division
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-4211
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines why psychosocial disorders in young people are increasing in frequency and what can be done to prevent such disorders or reduce their adverse impact.
Abstract: Chapters in this book provide an overview of adolescent problems, ranging from delinquency to depression. They also consider the influences of individual, family and society; continuities between childhood and adulthood; risk factors; and protective factors. Individual chapters address the special character of adolescence and the timing of puberty and reactions to pubertal changes. The volume examines patterns and trends in youth crime; community influences on adolescent behavior; sociocultural trends affecting the prevalence of adolescent problems; and ways that problems may be prevented through schools and youth organizations, and other mechanisms for coping with stress. The book attempts to determine if there are discrepancies between what is known and prevailing views that suggest the public has a biased view of the status of youth; what explains whether an individual adolescent will experience a troubled or a successful phase of life, and what research issues are urgent for the near future. References, indexes, tables, notes, figures
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Age group comparisons; Behavior patterns; Behavioral science research; Childhood depression; Cultural influences; Juvenile delinquency research; Psychological research; Social change-delinquency relationship; Stress management
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