Understanding Early Adolescent Self and Identity
Applications and Interventions
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Addresses adolescent identity issues and suggests practical approaches to facilitate development and adjustment.
What are the major self and identity concerns for early adolescents? What are the applications and interventions that can address those concerns, helping to ease the transition into later adolescence and adulthood? Providing a broad and interdisciplinary approach to studying the self, the contributors emphasize the practical implications of their work for understanding early adolescent self and identity and for designing interventions that facilitate development and adjustment. The book consists of four major sections, in which contributors address conceptual issues, school transitions, peer and behavioral problems, and intervention programs.
Thomas M. Brinthaupt is Professor of Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University, and Richard P. Lipka is Professor and Director of the Center for Educational Services, Evaluation and Research at Pittsburg State University. They are the editors of The Role of Self in Teacher Development; Changing the Self: Philosophies, Techniques, and Experiences; Self-Perspectives across the Life Span; and The Self: Definitional and Methodological Issues, all published by SUNY Press.