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Adams, Gerald R. 1946-

Works: 61 works in 330 publications in 2 languages and 13,289 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Originator
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Most widely held works by Gerald R Adams
Blackwell handbook of adolescence( )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a team of leading psychologists to provide a state-of-the-art overview of adolescent development. The contributions cover a wide range of topics, including those currently of most importance to basic or applied research and policy formulation. The chapters are organised into sections on basic processes, contexts, psychosocial functions, relational experiences, and problem behavior. Each contribution provides a cutting-edge review of theory and research in a particular subfield of adolescence. Each chapter also includes some analysis of gender and sex differences, moderating influences due to socio-economic status, cultural or ethnic issues, and genetic factors. All chapters conclude with a summary and a bibliography of related topics. The Handbook forms the ideal basis for a university course on adolescence and serves as a useful reference for faculty wishing to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. Further, parents of adolescents may find the material informative of the nature of adolescence
The adolescent experience by Thomas P Gullotta( )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Adolescent Experience places the college student at the very heart of the book. The authors engage in a dialogue with the reader that is warm, caring, and often humorous as they write and share material about this time of life. The authors emphasize the role that development and society play in the lives of young people. The book has a solid research basis with a historical and multicultural focus. But most important, the book is practical and applied with the strongest prevention/health promotion material available in any basic undergraduate adolescent psychology text currently on the market. Key Features * Focuses on health promotion and illness prevention * Provides not only a U.S. but also a much needed Canadian perspective to this life stage * Involves students as participants in a long-standing inquiry into the nature of adolescence as they are introduced to the latest research in the field * Provides students with the latest practical information in subject areas like sexuality, drugs and alcohol, suicide and depression, eating disorders, crime, delinquency, and violent behavior * List server links student and/or instructor to authors * Explores the uniqueness of North America's multi-culturalism * Illustrates important concepts using literature and social history to make them tangible to students
Moving toward positive systems of child and family welfare : current issues and future directions by Gerald R Adams( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faced with rapidly changing social and economic conditions, service professionals, policy developers, and researchers have raised significant concerns about the Canadian child welfare system. This book draws inspiration from experiences with three broad, international child welfare paradigms - child protection, family service, and community healing/caring (First Nations) - to look at how specific practices in other countries, as well as alternative experiments in Canada, might foster positive innovations in the Canadian child welfare approach.; Foundational values and purposes, systems design and policy, and organisation and management are discussed, as are front-line service delivery, service provider work environments, and the realities of daily living for families. Informed by recent research, the contributors provide clear directions for policy, administration, and service-delivery reforms. Informing policy debates addressing child maltreatment and family welfare, this book will serve as a vital resource for managers, service providers, professionals, and students in the fields of social work, child and youth care, family studies, psychology, and special education
Adolescent diversity in ethnic, economic, and cultural contexts( )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By summarising and integrating theory and research on adolescents from a diversity of backgrounds, this text presents a picture of these understudied and misunderstood adolescents by focusing on the positive, healthy development of minorities
Handbook of adolescent behavioral problems : evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment by Thomas P Gullotta( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we enter the new millennium, promoting sound mental health and positive behavior of adolescents has undeniably taken on greater significance than ever before. To that end, more and more research is confirming what many have suspected for years: environment and community surroundings have a major affect on an adolescents well-being and overall mental health. And because no single causal agent triggers teenage pathology and no one-size-fits-all treatment is available the Handbook of Adolescent Behavior Problems offers a comprehensive and integrative biopsychosocial approach to effective practice. This volume examines not only the psychological and genetic factors underlying dysfunction, it also explores the critical roles that family members, peers, and the larger community play in an adolescents life. It offers current interdisciplinary perspectives on adolescent development, both functional and pathological, and provides coverage that is clear, accessible, and practical on such topics as: - Major disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, developmental delays, and conduct disorders. - Behavior problems, such as substance abuse, sexual offenses, teen pregnancy, school failure, gambling, and gang violence. - Best practices, reviewing what works (i.e., interventions that have been rigorously validated), what might work (i.e., those in need of further study), and what doesn't work. - Residential interventions as well as community treatment. - Risk and resiliency factors. - Ongoing and emerging pharmaceutical issues. Each chapter focuses on a specific behavior or disorder and is formatted to help readers quickly locate needed information. The Handbook of Adolescent Behavior Problems provides a solid foundation for understanding the adolescent experience and the influence of the family and community as well as much-needed information on the development of evidence-based practices. --Publisher
Adolescent identity formation( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does identity influence the way adolescents make decisions and cope with stressors? What processes enable the minority adolescent to integrate ethnic identity with other identities into a "meta-identity"? Rooted in the theoretical work of Erikson and Blos, an international team of scholars explores the processes of identity formation, social and behavioral outcomes and management, social contextual factors, and issues of alternative conceptualizations and measurement. Opening with James Marcia's identity status paradigm, the book includes many exciting discussions, including women's identity and Erikson's notions of inner space, Grotevant's process model and how adoptive identity might be studied, the Groningen identity Development Scale, the question of a unitary self, a multidimensional approach to ethnic identity, how cognitive factors intervene in the process of identity formation, and the influence of cognitive identity styles with the ways in which adolescents cope with stress. Students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the latest work on adolescent identity development and its impact on solving adolescents' problems will find this volume a thought-provoking addition to their studies."--Jacket
From childhood to adolescence : a transitional period?( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding research methods by Gerald R Adams( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolescent life experiences by Gerald R Adams( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delinquent violent youth : theory and interventions by Thomas P Gullotta( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides a wide ranging overview of the causes of criminal behaviour in children and adolescents. After an account of how society's responses to youth in trouble have developed historically, key current issues are tackled, such as gangs
Biology of adolescent behavior and development( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal relationships during adolescence( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educators will find much useful information in this book. It offers insights for program and curriculum planning and suggests numerous topics for stimulating discussions with teens. It also raises provocative issues about how the developmental needs of youth can be served more effectively by families, communities, and educators. The book holds the potential to define personal relations as an integrated line of study that serves to develop theory and research beyond contextual boundaries. The contributors analyze the ways in which critical interpersonal bonds are forged and maintained. The relationships discussed are: The parent-teen connection; the impact of cultural diversity on teens' social development; same-sex friends as well as opposite-sex friends during adolescence; heterosexual, bisexual, gay and lesbian romantic relationships; adolescent crowds (or cliques); and relationships involving non-kin adults. The authors also explore conceptual issues that cut across relationships and the problem of integrating the views of both individuals in a relationship
Adolescent development : the essential readings( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adolescence as a stage in development is a period of great change and emotional development together with both social and intellectual transformations. Adolescent Development: The Essential Readings guides the reader through the maze of issues that emerge in the transition from childhood to adulthood." "The individual studies bring to life the manner in which adolescent behavior is investigated, represent some of the most compelling current science that focuses on adolescence, and demonstrate the wide range of creative scholarship that can be found in this area of study. The readings will stimulate thoughts about the study of adolescence and push forward the reader's understanding of ideas of adolescence."--Jacket
Adolescent sexuality( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychosocial development during adolescence( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance misuse in adolescence by Thomas P Gullotta( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What factors contribute to the misuse of drugs and alcohol among teens? Do teen's economic background or ethnicity play a role in their avoidance or involvement in substance misuse? Substance Misuse in Adolescence explores these questions and untangles widely held beliefs about substance abuse issues using historical, clinical, and research data. This volume begins with an introduction to the social history of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. It then examines individual, family, peer, and community variables that may contribute to substance misuse as well as resiliency factors that enable some teens to avoid such problems. It also discusses substance misuse in rural and urban settings, the pharmacological effects of specific substances, and current treatment approaches for substance misusing youth. It also includes coverage of drug legalization issues and a lucid discussion of the current effectiveness of various prevention programs. Researchers, graduate students, and practitioners who want the latest synthesis and view on adolescent substance misuse will find this volume a useful addition to their libraries and classrooms
Developing social competency in adolescence( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's marriages and families : a wellness approach by Thomas P Gullotta( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parent/adolescent relationships and identity development : a literature review and policy statement by Gerald R Adams( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper includes a critical review of research literature linking relationships between parent/adolescent relationships, adolescent identity formation, and physical and emotional health within dimensions of the cultural context
Family relationships and children's school achievement : data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth by Bruce A Ryan( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study analyses the effects of family relationship processes and family member characteristics on the school achievement of boys and girls aged 6 to 11 years."
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Moving toward positive systems of child and family welfare : current issues and future directions
The adolescent experienceMoving toward positive systems of child and family welfare : current issues and future directionsAdolescent diversity in ethnic, economic, and cultural contextsHandbook of adolescent behavioral problems : evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatmentDelinquent violent youth : theory and interventionsPersonal relationships during adolescenceAdolescent development : the essential readingsAdolescent sexuality
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Adams, Gerald.

Adams, Gerald 1946-

Adams, Gerald R.

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