Adolescence: Places and Spaces


Myra F. Taylor, PhD (Editor)
School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Julie Ann Pooley, PhD (Editor)
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: PSY002000

In this book, a range of interesting and diverse papers are presented which demonstrate the importance of the psychosocial domain to adolescents, as well as the need for intervention programs to facilitate the passage through adolescence to adulthood for young people experiencing difficulties with this developmental transition. The chapters are based on recent research conducted in different countries around the world (e.g., Australia, Canada, Israel, Scotland, Ireland and Poland).

The book trifurcates into three separate areas, which are reflective of the adolescent domain: the first area highlights the importance of a successful transition from preadolescence to adolescence; the second area highlights the types of difficulties that some adolescents experience when trying to find their identity and sense of place within society; and the third area provides insights into the types of interventions that can be put in place to help adolescents successfully transition into adulthood. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Tribute to Terry de Jong

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Places and Spaces (pp. 1-4)
Myra Taylor, Julie Ann Pooley and Joav Merrick


Chapter 2 – Loneliness, Reputational Orientations and Positive Mental Well-Being (pp. 7-22)
Annemaree Carroll, Stephen Houghton, Amanda Bourgeois, John Hattie, Carol Tan and Asyegul Ozsoy

Chapter 3 – Social, Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health Implications for Adolescents Transitioning to Secondary Boarding School (pp. 23-34)
David J. Mander, Leanne Lester and Donna Cross

Chapter 4 – Bullying Behaviour Following Students’ Transition to a Secondary Boarding School Context (pp. 35-46)
Leanne Lester, David J. Mander and Donna Cross

Chapter 5 – Goals and Life Plans of Adolescents (pp. 47-58)
Hanna Liberska, Alicja Malina, Dorota Suwalska-Barancewicz and Eliza Wielgomas

Chapter 6 – Transition into High School and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems (pp. 59-72)
Rose Woods and Julie Ann Pooley


Chapter 7 – Bullying, Cyberbullying, Depression and Suicide Ideation (pp.75-82)
Yonatan Shpiegel, Anat Brunstein Klomek and Alan Apter

Chapter 8 – Getting Hooked on Sports or the Arts (pp.83-94)
Julie M. Bower and Annemaree Carroll

Chapter 9 – Developing Well-Being and Self-Esteem (pp. 95-106)
Mandie B. Shean, Lynne Cohen and Terry de Jong

Chapter 10 – Out-Of-Control Alcohol-Fuelled Adolescent Party Going Behaviour (pp. 107-120)
Myra F. Taylor and Umneea Khan

Chapter 11 – “Out on the Street it’s Like a Brotherhood of Sorts’: Violent Scottish and Australian Troublesome Youth Groups (pp. 121-132)
Myra F. Taylor, Ross Deuchar and Joanne van der Leun


Chapter 12 – Creating Graffiti Art Avenues to Mainstream Social Inclusion (pp. 135-148)
Myra F. Taylor

Chapter 13 – Abstinence from Alcohol (pp. 149-160)
Michael T. McKay, Martin Dempster and Jon C. Cole

Chapter 14 – Treating Youth Aggression and Related Problems in a Social Services Agency (pp. 161-174)
Stephen Ellenbogen, Robert Calame, Kim Parker, Johannes Finne and Nico Trocmé

Chapter 15 – Adolescents with Co-Occurring Mental Illness, Substance Use and Impulse Control Disorders (pp. 175-186 )
Michael K. Monisse-Redman

Chapter 16 – Offending and the Role of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Mediating Factors (pp. 187-200)
Raymond R. Corrado and Evan C. McCuish


Chapter 17 – About the Editors (pp. 203-204)

Chapter 18 – About the School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia (pp. 205-208)

Chapter 19 – About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel (pp. 209-212)

Chapter 20 – About the Book Series “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health” (pp. 213-214)


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