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Published: 01 August 2016

144 Pages | 8 black and white illustrations

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199665563

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Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Peter K Smith

Very Short Introductions

  • Defines what adolescence is and when it occurs
  • Considers adolescence as a life stage - encompassing puberty, cognitive changes, and the search for identity; relationship changes; leisure activities; risk-taking and anti-social behaviours; adolescent mental health and romantic development
  • Adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to the topic, incorporating approaches from biology, anthropology, developmental psychology, and sociology
  • Explores the cultural and historical context of adolescence
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide

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