By Allen J. Edwards

ISBN-10: 0080885829

ISBN-13: 9780080885827

This ebook experiences present theories and examine on adolescent improvement and their implications for schooling. it really is equipped round the subject of the adolescent as decision-maker, and covers parts of standard improvement which are the most important for the transition to independence. the problems raised by means of the considerate stories will stimulate dialogue and debate and should supply new views on formative years.

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They generally make specific predictions about observable behaviors and lend themselves to controlled laboratory experimentation. Hundreds of studies have documented the influence of models, reinforcement, and punishment on child and adolescent behaviors as diverse as sex-appropriate actions, conformity to moral rules, and judgments concerning quantity (Miller, 1989). Two examples of this research will be presented. First, Patterson (1981) has identified a chain of interaction between parents and their aggressive adolescent sons that rapidly escalates toward aggression as each family member manipulates the other by aversive behavior.

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