APA Handbook of Adolescent and Young Adult Development: Volume 1 (APA Handbooks in Psychology(r)) (Hardcover)
This handbook offers comprehensive coverage of the topics that are relevant to the field of adolescent and young adult development. The APA Handbook of Adolescent and Young Adult Development reviews the many factors that impact youth development across varying themes including biological underpinnings, cognitive and emotive processes, development through social contexts and roles, diversity in adolescence and the transition to adulthood, risk behaviors and psychopathology, positive youth development, intervention and policy, and new directions. The expert co-editors have recruited a new generation of top scholars as chapter authors to ensure that this comprehensive guide is thorough, detailed, and invaluable to readers. The handbook is also integrative and incorporates diversity so that clinicians, graduate students, and researchers can gain further understanding and apply this knowledge to a wider range of the population.
Lisa J. Crockett, PhD, is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Crockett has published widely on several topics related to adolescence and early adulthood, ranging from pubertal development to cultural processes that affect youth development and well-being. Her primary research interests relate to individual (pubertal development, self-regulation), contextual (parenting, peer relations, stress), and cultural factors contributing to adolescent risk behavior and psychological adjustment. Focal themes in her work are adolescent risk behavior, cultural differences in parenting, and risk and protective factors influencing Latino/a youth adjustment. Related to these themes, she has examined predictors of adolescent and young adult internalizing and externalizing behaviors, focusing on the roles of self-regulation and stress; ethnic differences in parenting and its relation to youth risk behaviors across multiple ethnic groups; and contextual variables that contribute to psychosocial adjustment among Latino/a youth, as well as cultural factors that support healthy development and resilience. Dr Crockett's work has been funded by several national institutes (NICHD, NIMH, NIMHD, and NIAAA) and by NSF. She has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence and as President of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Gustavo Carlo, PhD, is Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Cultural Resiliency and Learning Center at the University of California, Irvine. Before arriving at UCI, Dr. Carlo was the Millsap Professor of Diversity and Multicultural Studies in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His primary research interest focuses on individual (sociocognitive and socioemotive traits), sociocultural (ethnic identity, cultural values, discrimination), and parenting correlates of prosocial and moral development and health in culturally-diverse children and adolescents around the world (including Argentina, India, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey). Many of his projects in the United States focus on Latino/a youth and families. He has published over 200 books, chapters, and research papers. He has received funding from various agencies (including NSF, NICHD, NIOSH, Templeton Foundation) and is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Development and Developmental Psychology. He currently serves as a member of the SRCD Governing Council. Dr. Carlo is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 7) and the American Psychological Society, and has also received several awards for his research and mentorship. John E. Schulenberg, PhD, is Professor of Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Research Professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Dr. Schulenberg has published widely on several topics concerning adolescence and the transition to adulthood, bringing a developmental perspective to understanding health risks and adjustment difficulties. As PI of the NIDA-funded U.S. national "Monitoring the Future" panel study on the etiology and epidemiology of substance use from adolescence through middle adulthood, he focuses on individual and contextual risk factors, course, comorbidity, consequences, and historical variation across adolescence and adulthood. He collaborates in national and international interdisciplinary projects involving long-term studies to address key questions about life course pathways and connections. Dr. Schulenberg's work has been funded by several U.S. institutes and foundations including NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIMH, NSF, RWJF, Spencer, and WT Grant. For these and other institutes and foundations, he has served on numerous advisory and review committees, including chairing the NIH Psychosocial Development and Risk Prevention (PDRP) Study Section. He was a member of the National Academy of Medicine's consensus committee on Health and Well-Being during the Transition to Adulthood that recently published Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a previous President of the Society for Research on Adolescence.