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Collected Works of Richard Jessor : Problem Behavior Theory and Adolescent Health (Vol 2) (Hardcover)

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This second volume of Richard Jessor’s influential works applies his groundbreaking theory to illuminating the psychosocial determinants of adolescent health. Focusing on a range of both health-compromising and health-enhancing behaviors, including problem drinking, ****** use, risky driving, and early sexual experience as well as regular exercise and healthy diet, these writings advance understanding of the role of health behavior in adolescence and adolescent development. Chapters illustrate the relevance of the theory and of its interdisciplinary approach for research on behavioral health in adolescence and for the design of prevention/intervention programs to promote healthy development.  In addition, the book’s comparative studies of U.S. and Chinese youth reveal the generality of the theory across societal and national differences.
Topics featured in this book include:
  • Alcohol use and problem drinking in adolescent health and development.
  • Psychosocial research on ****** use.
  • Understanding early initiation of sexual intercourse in adolescence.
  • Smoking behavior in adolescence and young adulthood. 
  • Developmental change in risky driving.
  • Healthy eating and regular exercise in adolescent health and development
Problem Behavior Theory and Adolescent Health is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, clinicians, and related professionals as well as graduate students in developmental and health psychology, sociology, criminology, criminal justice, public health, and related disciplines.
Genre: Psychology, Social Science, Medical
Series Title: Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Volume number: 2
Author: Richard Jessor
Language: English
Street Date: March 9, 2017
TCIN: 52068236
UPC: 9783319513485
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-2447
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