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Taking sides : clashing views in adolescence

Author: B J Rye; Maureen T B Drysdale
Publisher: Boston, MA. : McGraw-Hill, ©2009.
Series: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text "is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in adolescence. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading psychologists, adolescent health professionals, and commentators, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework"--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B J Rye; Maureen T B Drysdale
ISBN: 9780073515366 0073515361
OCLC Number: 265222572
Description: xxviii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Adolescent health: Should adolescents be taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression?; Should adolescents be allowed to drink alcohol?; Should parental consent be required for adolescents seeking abortions?; Do boys worry about an ideal body image as much as girls do?; Should the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine be mandatory for early adolescent girls?; Is the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) an appropriate cessation aid for adolescents wishing to quit smoking? --
Sex and sexuality: Does engaging in early sexual activity cause depressive symptoms in adolescents?; Is there cause for concern about an "Oral sex crisis" for teens?; Is comprehensive sex education for adolescents too liberal?; Does a traditional or "Strong" double standard with respect to sexual behavior exist among adolescents?; Is female sexual orientation more fluid than male sexual orientation during adolescence? --
Relationships: Does divorce or disruption in family structure during adolescence have a detrimental effect on development?; Does dating impede developmental adjustment for adolescents?; Do online friendships hinder adolescent well-being? --
Problem behaviors: Should adolescents who commit serious offenses be tried and convicted as adults?; Are girls bigger bullies than boys? --
Media: Does sex on TV negatively impact adolescent sexuality?; Do video games impede adolescent cognitive development?; Are social networking sites (SNSs), such as Facebook, a cause for concern among adolescents?
Series Title: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by B.J. Rye and Maureen T.B. Drysdale.

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This text "is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in adolescence. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading psychologists, adolescent health professionals, and commentators, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework"--Back cover.

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