Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, Religion and Education
Author: Granville Stanley Hall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1421263254
Page: 615
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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Appleton & Co. in London, 1908.

Parenting with Reason

Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas
Author: Esther Yoder Strahan,Wallace E. Dixon, Jr.,J. Burton Banks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113698948X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 376
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Sometimes it feels as though everybody has an opinion on how you should bring up your child – and no two people seem to agree on how it should be done for the best! Parenting with Reason cuts through the masses of confusing and often contradictory advice about parenting by providing hard evidence to back up the tough decisions all parents face. Unlike many self-help guides to parenting which are based on the opinion of one author, this book is based on many findings from scientific research, giving you a trustworthy, ‘evidence-based’ guide to help see your way through parenting dilemmas. Written by a clinical psychologist, a developmental psychologist and a doctor of family medicine, the book looks at pressing questions such as: 'What should I do when my child acts up?', 'How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?' and 'How do I begin to toilet-train my child?' The authors, who are also parents themselves, debunk common myths about parenting, such as the notion that a healthy baby needs to be able to breastfeed at will throughout the night, or the idea that children who are adopted need specialized counselling. They also cover issues such as how children might be affected by seeing violence on television, how a parent’s psychological health can affect their child, what the scientific evidence is for and against circumcision, and how divorce and adoption affect a child’s development. The end of each chapter gives you 'The Bottom Line', a handy summary of the key points of each issue. This book is ideal for new or prospective parents, and paediatricians, family health providers and anyone who works with children and their parents will also find the book’s objective, scientific approach useful in their work.

Rethinking Juvenile Justice

Author: Elizabeth S Scott,Laurence D Steinberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674043367
Category: Law
Page: 378
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What should we do with teenagers who commit crimes? In this book, two leading scholars in law and adolescent development argue that juvenile justice should be grounded in the best available psychological science, which shows that adolescence is a distinctive state of cognitive and emotional development. Although adolescents are not children, they are also not fully responsible adults.

Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture

The Emergent Adult
Author: Dr Mary Hilton,Professor Maria Nikolajeva
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409483622
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 180
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Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Topics examined are adolescence and the natural world, nationhood and identity, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial awareness, hybridity and trans-racial romance, transgressive sexuality, the sexually abused adolescent body, music as a code for identity formation, representations of adolescent emotion, and what neuroscience research tells us about young adult readers, writers, and young artists. Throughout, the volume explores the ways writers configure their adolescent protagonists as awkward, alienated, rebellious and unhappy, so that the figure of the young adult becomes a symbol of wider political and societal concerns. Examining in depth significant contemporary novels, including those by Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, among others, Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture illuminates the ways in which the cultural constructions 'adolescent' and 'young adult fiction' share some of society's most painful anxieties and contradictions.


Science, Culture, and the Making of Modern Non/personhood
Author: Megan H. Glick
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 147800259X
Category: Science
Page: 288
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In Infrahumanisms Megan H. Glick considers how conversations surrounding nonhuman life have impacted a broad range of attitudes toward forms of human difference such as race, sexuality, and health. She examines the history of human and nonhuman subjectivity as told through twentieth-century scientific and cultural discourses that include pediatrics, primatology, eugenics, exobiology, and obesity research. Outlining how the category of the human is continuously redefined in relation to the infrahuman—a liminal position of speciation existing between the human and the nonhuman—Glick reads a number of phenomena, from early twentieth-century efforts to define children and higher order primates as liminally human and the postwar cultural fascination with extraterrestrial life to anxieties over AIDS, SARS, and other cross-species diseases. In these cases the efforts to define a universal humanity create the means with which to reinforce notions of human difference and maintain human-nonhuman hierarchies. In foregrounding how evolving definitions of the human reflect shifting attitudes about social inequality, Glick shows how the consideration of nonhuman subjectivities demands a rethinking of long-held truths about biological meaning and difference.

The Undercurrents of Adolescence

Tracking Modern Adolescence & Delinquency Through Classic Cinema
Author: Bret Stephenson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483550877
Category: Social Science
Page: 275
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Imagine a great movie about adolescence like Rebel Without a Cause or The Breakfast Club with a written commentary rather than a DVD audio one. For years I have used movies about teens to learn and grow from. As a movie fan, and as I became more entrenched in the world of teenagers, I found myself looking at teen movies in a couple different ways. With each new teen film, I would just turn off my brain and enjoy the movie. But then I found myself watching the same movie again with my ‘adolescent filters’ on and a legal pad & pen for keeping notes. I saw countless useful pieces in almost every movie, from hedonistic party-driven films like Dazed and Confused to true-life tearjerkers like Freedom Writers. Classics like West Side Story and American Graffiti or musicals like Footloose, all gave me great material to use in helping parents and other adults involved with teens a venue to learn from. While researching for my first book, From Boys to Men: Spiritual Rites of Passage in an Indulgent Age, I learned of a somewhat unknown spike of delinquent and adolescent discontent in the 1950s. Beginning with Catcher in the Rye in 1951, through James Dean’s brilliance and into West Side Story, the undercurrent of teen problems was coming to the surface. The youth of the 50s were children of two wars, and not buying into the post-WWII I Love Lucy and Father Knows Best vision of America. The section in my book about this period and films became one of the most popular components of my workshops. When on-line streaming and rentals, as well as inexpensive movie sales arrived, I realized I could finally write a book where readers could watch the film and read my comments on adolescence. By deeply paraphrasing each movie, even people who could not view each of the ten classic films I use in Undercurrents could learn a lot about teens and adolescence.

Adolescence; Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, Religion and Education

Author: Granville Stanley Hall
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230222967
Page: 224
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV DISEASES OF BODY AND MIND Physical and mental ailments and diseases of adolescence a new field of pathology-- Neglect of age determination between childish and the better defined diseases of maturity -- Minderwerthigkcit--Disparate growth of psychic elements loosens cohesion--Health tables from schools--Prevalent disorders--Death rate and morbidity--Indigestion and changes of appetite--Heart troubles and their psychic effect--Curvatures--Consumption--Stuttering--Eye defects-- Chlorosis--Typhoid fever--Nerve signs--Sleep--Catatonia--Hebephrenia-- Age of first insanity--Tables--Circular and periodic troubles and epilepsy-- Melancholy--Idiocy--Hysteria and sex-psychoses--Anxiety--Impulsiveness-- Neurasthenia--Folly of doubt and Grubelsucht--General paralysis--Special views of many authors--Modern concepts and forms of dementia praecox by Wille, Marro, Kraepelin, Trommer, Ilberg, Seglas, Serieux, Serbski, Christian, etc.--Criticisms of Kraepelin--Ten traits in normal youth exaggerated in dementia praecox--Genius and insanity--Some general causes of precocious decay. Until recent years there has been a remarkable gap in the medical literature and knowledge concerning health and disease during adolescence. Pediatrics, which treats of the diseases of infancy and early childhood and which has lately become a prominent specialty, usually leaves the child at eight or ten, and in the text-books of Heneoch, Stenzl, Spitzner, Burns, Strumpell, and Mobius, or other standard authors or in the files of the special journals devoted to children's diseases, one finds little attention paid to even the early stages of puberty. So too the diseases of senescence and the menopause, although not a specialty, have a copious and valuable literature. A...

Psychology of Religion

Classic and Contemporary Views
Author: David M. Wulff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Category: Religion
Page: 640
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An unbiased, comprehensive introduction to the psychology of religion. This book integrates clinical, theoretical, and empirical literature, as well as biographical information of the lives of significant psychologists and their works. It contains new research on meditation, the correlational study of religion, religion and mental health, object relations theory, pluralism and social constructionism.

The Construction of Power and Authority in Psychiatry

Author: Chris Stevenson
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
Category: Medical
Page: 243
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Psychiatric services are facing a crisis in the post-modern world. The organisational failure of community care has been accompanied by a growing confidence in user-led initiatives and a growth in alternatives to the paternalism of psychiatric medicine. Construction of Power and Authority in Psychiatry explores some of the key philosophies and practical issues that will concern all mental health professionals as they move forward into the new millennium. Featuring contributions by leading international authorities from psychiatric medicine, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, psychotherapy and social work, this exciting new book offers a careful critique of some of the philosophical and moral benchmarks for contemporary practice. It also provides an appreciation of the wide bandwidth of views representing the differing voices of 'authority' within mental health. · Takes the debate on personal liberty and compassionate psychiatry into a new realm of professional reflection · Explores issues such as: race and culture in psychiatric practice; hearing the voice of the psychiatric user; the virtue of psychiatric diagnosis; human values in a technocratic culture; alternative approaches to caring and relating to madness · Discusses the implications of both 'caring for' and 'controlling' patients - as well as which type of approach is appropriate and/or realistic given financial and practical constraints · Examines the influence of ethical and legal issues on the delivery of psychiatric care The Construction of Power and Authority in Psychiatry will be of major interest to all students and lecturers in the social sciences, especially in the fields of psychiatric medicine, nursing, social work and psychology.

Encyclopedia of religion

Author: Lindsay Jones
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
Category: Religion
Page: 10735
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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.


when to worry and what to do
Author: Douglas H. Powell
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 319
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Using progressively charted "zones of concern" as a framework, a psychologist identifies the signs of common teenage maladjustments and offers concrete suggestions on how to cope with such problems

The Vietnam veteran in contemporary society

collected materials pertaining to the young veterans
Author: United States. Veterans Administration. Dept. of Medicine and Surgery
Publisher: N.A
Category: Military psychiatry
Page: 4
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