Adolescent Vulnerabilities and Opportunities: Developmental by Eric Amsel, Judith Smetana

By Eric Amsel, Judith Smetana

This publication explores the critical value of youngsters' personal actions of their improvement. This concentration harkens again to Jean Piaget's genetic epistemology and gives a theoretically coherent imaginative and prescient of what makes formative years a particular interval of improvement, with specified possibilities and vulnerabilities. An interdisciplinary and overseas crew of members discover how teenagers combine neurological, cognitive, own, interpersonal, and social platforms elements of improvement into extra equipped platforms.

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The notion that development is promoted by social coordinating activities between adolescents and parents or friends can also be extended to adolescents’ coordinating activities with peer networks. Crosnoe’s chapter highlights how such coordinating activities can promote or derail positive developmental trajectories. Crosnoe explores adolescent peer relations in high school, which is much more salient to teens as a social than an educational context. He examines how the social coordination of adolescents with their high school peers can influence their academic trajectory.

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