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Title Taking sides. Clashing views in adolescence / selected, edited, and with introductions by B.J. Rye and Maureen T.B. Drysdale.

Publication Info. Boston, MA. : McGraw-Hill, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.235 T136T    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description xxviii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series
McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Adolescent health: Should adolescents be taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression?; Should adolescents be allowed to drink alcohol?; Should parental consent be required for adolescents seeking abortions?; Do boys worry about an ideal body image as much as girls do?; Should the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine be mandatory for early adolescent girls?; Is the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) an appropriate cessation aid for adolescents wishing to quit smoking? -- Sex and sexuality: Does engaging in early sexual activity cause depressive symptoms in adolescents?; Is there cause for concern about an "Oral sex crisis" for teens?; Is comprehensive sex education for adolescents too liberal?; Does a traditional or "Strong" double standard with respect to sexual behavior exist among adolescents?; Is female sexual orientation more fluid than male sexual orientation during adolescence? -- Relationships: Does divorce or disruption in family structure during adolescence have a detrimental effect on development?; Does dating impede developmental adjustment for adolescents?; Do online friendships hinder adolescent well-being? -- Problem behaviors: Should adolescents who commit serious offenses be tried and convicted as adults?; Are girls bigger bullies than boys? -- Media: Does sex on TV negatively impact adolescent sexuality?; Do video games impede adolescent cognitive development?; Are social networking sites (SNSs), such as Facebook, a cause for concern among adolescents?
Summary This text "is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in adolescence. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading psychologists, adolescent health professionals, and commentators, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework"--Back cover.
Subject Adolescence.
Adolescent psychology.
Child development.
Added Author Rye, B. J. (Barry John)
Drysdale, Maureen T. B.
ISBN 9780073515366
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