Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2002

240 Pages | 5 line illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195121650

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Smart and Sassy

The Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls

Joyce West Stevens

Empirically based, the daily experience of adolescent black females is explicated within an explanatory model of social context and developmental theory. The author argues that adolescence must be seen from strengths and health perspectives. Self-relatedness or intersubjectivity expressed in assertion, empathy, and recognition is the core matrix of development where social contextual responses can be adaptive or maladaptive.