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|Brief Table of Contents|
|Introduction to Adolescence|
|Key Developmental Transitions|
|Social Development: Adolescent Roles, Personality and Morality|
|Self and Identity|
|Adolescents and Their Families|
|Schooling, Education, and Society|
|Work and Leisure|
|Culture and Diversity|
|Challenges of Adolescence|
|Stress, Coping, and Well-Being|
|Introduction to Adolescence|
|Prologue: Adolescent Quartet Looking Ahead Defining Adolescence: The Scope of the Field|
|Topical areas of adolescence|
|The link between age and topics Adolescent Diversity|
|How Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Influence Adolescent Development|
|Review and Apply The Study of Adolescence: Past, Present, and Future|
|The roots of the study of adolescence|
|Adolescent science emerges in the 20th century|
|The scientific method and the study of adolescence|
|Measuring change during adolescence Today's perspectives on adolescence Becoming an Informed Consumer of Adolescent Science Evaluating the Truths and Myths of Adolescence|
|Review and Apply Key Questions: Major Themes of the Study of Adolescence|
|What are the key transitions and tasks of adolescence?|
|Transitions From Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood What are the effects of cohort membership on adolescents?|
|How does developmental change occur during adolescence?|
|What is the relative influence of nature and nurture on development?|
|How can sound social policy be developed that can improve the lives of adolescents? Career Choices|
|Public Policy Specialist The future of adolescence Review and Apply Looking Back Epilogue|
|Physical Development Prologue: The Cruelest Cut Looking Ahead|
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Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Feldman, who is winner of the College Distinguished Teacher award, has also taught courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Feldman initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at University of Massachusetts and teaches classes ranging in size from 10 to nearly 500 students. He also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow, and he frequently gives talks on the use of technology in teaching. He initiated distance learning courses in psychology at the University of Massachusetts.
A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, he received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. His books include Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children, Child Development, Development Across the Life Span, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life, and they have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception and the use of nonverbal behavior in impression management, and it has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.
Feldman’s spare time is most often devoted to traveling, cooking, and earnest, if not entirely expert, piano playing. He has three children and one grandchild, and he lives with his wife Katherine, who is also a psychologist, overlooking the Holyoke mountain range in Amherst, Massachusetts.