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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 3/2018

22-01-2018 | Editorial

Reflections on Six Decades of Research on Adolescent Behavior and Development

Auteur: Richard Jessor

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 3/2018

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Abstract

These reflections, spanning six decades of involvement with developmental behavioral science, report on several salutary trends that have shaped that field of social inquiry, e.g., its increasingly trans-disciplinary character. They also take note of some of its enduring limitations, e.g., its failure to engage with theory. In addition, the reflections confront some current issues, such as the widespread stereotyping of adolescents as risk takers, and the growing recourse to reductionist explanation. On balance, however, developmental behavioral science can be seen in retrospect as having evolved in a decidedly positive direction. Clearly, it has yielded a firmer grasp on adolescent behavior and development.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Reflections on Six Decades of Research on Adolescent Behavior and Development
Auteur
Richard Jessor
Publicatiedatum
22-01-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 3/2018
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0811-z