This book presents both psychological and sociological aspects as well as educational, demographic and economic data.
Part One: Adolescence - The Social Context of Adolescence, Adolescents in Theoretical Context, Adolescent Diversity: Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity.
Part Two: Growth - Body Issues, Cognitive Development: Improvements in Thinking, Reasoning and Decision making.
Part Three: The Self - Self Concept, Identity, Ethnicity and Gender, The Development of Moral Values.
Part Four: Social Relationships - Relationships with Family Members, Different Family Patterns, Being a Member of the Adolescent Subculture and Sexual Behaviors.
Part Five: Educational and Vocational Development - Education and School, Work and Vocation
Part Six: Psychosocial Problems - Adolescent Stress and Alienation, Substance Abuse, Addiction and Dependency.