Understanding Early Adolescence: Perspectives, Behavior and Gender Differences


Felicien Martin (Editor)

Series: Family Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: FAM003000

Adolescence is an important period in life in which a series of structural, physiological, hormonal and social changes take place. Some characteristics of this period are impulsive behavior, inadequate decision-making, and increased incidence of risky behaviors. For these reasons, Understanding Early Adolescence: Perspectives, Behavior and Gender Differences discusses how studying behavioral regulation and environmental adaptation skills is of great importance.

The authors research developmental differences in effortful control, sensation seeking and risk-taking behavior between adolescents and young adults. Additionally, gender and socioeconomic status differences in all three variables were investigated.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Young Age Groups Moving to Center Stage
(Juliane Stark, PhD, Institute for Transport Studies, Department for Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 2. Behavioral and Emotional Regulation in Adolescence: A Psychophysiological Approach
(Luis A. Llamas-Alonso, PhD, Armando Q. Angulo-Chavira and Julieta Ramos-Loyo, PhD, Instituto de Neurociencias, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México)

Chapter 3. Relations between Effortful Control, Sensation Seeking and Risk-Taking Behavior during Adolescence and Young Adulthood
(Karin Bakracevic and Maja Mataln, Department of Psychology, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia)


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