Book Description: This text on adolescence development has been updated to include the most current research in this discipline, providing a multidisciplinary view of adolescence that is based on coverage of research and theory. Stein berg's recent research deals with adolescents and work and teenage single parents. This third edition emphasizes the contexts of development with regard to adolescence, such as the school setting, peer groups, families, and the workplace. Issues such as eating disorders, scholastic achievement, and adolescent sexuality are covered as well. There are expanded sections on hormonal influences, physical health, information processing, adolescent risk-taking, non college-bound adolescents, the impact of divorce and remarriage, peer crowds, AIDS, and more. The text presents an ecological model that explains the contexts in which young people come of age and how it affects the nature of the adolescent experience. Students from a variety of disciplines including psychology, education, human development, nursing and social work should be interested in this text, which combines research, theory and applications.