APA Handbook of Adolescent and Young Adult Development

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Pub. Date: 2022-11-08
Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
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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. 

Author Biography

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. 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Adolescent and Young Adult Development in a Changing World
Lisa J. Crockett, Gustavo Carlo, John E. Schulenberg
Part I. Biological Underpinnings
Chapter 1. Puberty: Foundations, Findings, and the Future  
Lorah D. Dorn and Adriene M. Beltz 
Chapter 2. Brain Development During Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Amanda E. Guyer, Sarah J. Beard, and Joseph S. Venticinque 
Chapter 3. Gene-Environment Interplay in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Jenae M. Neiderhiser and Tong Chen 
Chapter 4. Stress and Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Activity in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Emma K. Adam, Sarah Collier Villaume, Sara Thomas, Leah D. Doane, and Kathryn Grant 
Part II. Cognition, Emotion, and Social Cognition
Chapter 5. Cognition in Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
Daniel P. Keating, Michael I. Demidenko, and Dominic P. Kelly 
Chapter 6. Emotion Regulation Processes as Transdiagnostic in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: A Neuro-bioecological Systems Framework
Jeffrey Liew, Amanda Sheffield Morris, and Kara L. Kerr 
Chapter 7. Decision Making in Adolescence and Early Adulthood 
Sarah M. Edelson and Valerie F. Reyna 
Chapter 8. Moral Cognition in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood 
Daniel Lapsley, Emily LaPorte, Katheryn Kelley 
Chapter 9. Fifty Years of Longitudinal Research into Identity Development in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: An Overview 
Wim Meeus 

Chapter 10. When Fairness and Group Loyalty Conflict: Social Exclusion, Prejudice, and Bias in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Aline Hitti, and Melanie Killen 
Part III. Social Contexts of Development
Chapter 11. Studying Families as Systems in Adolescence and Early Adulthood 
Kimberly A. Updegraff and Norma J. Perez-Brena 
Chapter 12. The Parenting of Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States
Andrea Hussong, Allegra Midgette, and Drew Rothenberg 
Chapter 13. An International Perspective on Parenting and Family Influences on Adolescents and Young Adults
Jennifer E. Lansford, Liane Peña Alampay, and Paul Oburu
Chapter 14. The Prominence of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Networks in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
René Veenstra and Lydia Laninga-Wijnen 
Chapter 15. Romantic Relationships in Adolescence and Early Adulthood 
Jennifer Connolly, Samuel Shulman, and Katherine Benvenuto 
Chapter 16. Patterns and Correlates of Sexual Well-Being in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Carolyn T. Halpern
Chapter 17. Schooling from Adolescence through Young Adulthood
Aprile D. Benner and Robert Crosnoe 
Chapter 18. Consequences of Adolescent Employment for Young Adult Development 
Jeremy Staff, Brittany N. Freelin, and Jeylan T. Mortimer 
Chapter 19. Socially Networked Lives:  How Adolescents and Young Adults Engage with Social Media and What It Means for Their Relationships and Adjustment 
Marion K. Underwood, Madeleine J. George, and Kaitlyn Burnell 
Part IV.Diversity in Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
Chapter 20. Culturally and Contextually Informed Perspectives on Latinx Adolescent and Young Adult Development
Rebecca M. B. White, Rajni L. Nair, and Claudia A. Vega
Chapter 21. African American and Black Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States: Development in Context 
Dawn P. Witherspoon, Wei Wei, Tiyobista Maereg, Daphney Chancy, and Saskia Boggs 
Chapter 22. Development Against the Backdrop of the Model Minority Myth: Strengths and Vulnerabilities Among Asian American Adolescents and Young Adults 
Tiffany Yip, Milou Haskin, Jillianne Fowle, Mingjun Xie, Yuen Mi Cheon, Pak See Ip, and Shubarna Akhter
Chapter 23. Sexual and Gender Minority Youth 
Stephen T. Russell and Armin A. Dorri
Chapter 24. The Promises and Challenges of Using an Intersectional Framework to Study Identity Development During Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Margarita Azmitia, Paulette D. Garcia Peraza, Virginia Thomas, Alex A. Ajayi, and Moin Syed
Chapter 25. Immigrant Youth Resilience in the Context of Challenging Receiving Societies
Frosso Motti-Stefanidi 
Chapter 26. Rural Youth Development: Theoretical Perspectives, Challenges, and Protective Processes
Shauna M. Cooper, Velma McBride Murry, Misha N. Inniss-Thompson, Marketa Burnett, Cecelia Valrie, Catherine Gonzalez, Janae Shaheed, Margarett McBride, and Kylie Bezdek 
Chapter 27. Challenges of Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood in Latin America 
Anderson Siqueira Pereira, Felipe Vilanova, Luciana Dutra-Thomé, and Silvia H. Koller
Chapter 28. Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Transition to Adulthood 
Fred R. Volkmar and Calvin Solomon 
Chapter 29. The Impact of Protective Custody and Out-of-Home Care on the Health and Development of Adolescents and Young Adults 
Sarah J. Beal, Miguel Nuñez, and Mary V. Greiner 
Part V.Challenges to Healthy Development
Chapter 30. A Multiple Levels of Analysis Developmental Psychopathology Perspective on Adolescence and Early Adulthood 
Dante Cicchetti
Chapter 31. Internalizing in Adolescents and Young Adults
Colleen S. Conley, Lori M. Hilt, and Carol Hundert Gonzales
Chapter 32. The Development of Externalizing Across Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Hailey L. Dotterer, Heidi B. Westerman, Emma L. Rodgers, and Luke W. Hyde 
Chapter 33. Substance Use Across Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Prevalence, Causes, Developmental Roots, and Consequences 
Jennifer L. Maggs, Brian H. Calhoun, and Hannah K. Allen 
Part VI.Positive Youth Development
Chapter 34. Prosocial Behavior During Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood 
Laura M. Padilla-Walker and Jolien Van der Graaff 
Chapter 35. Civic Engagement Across Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Laura Wray-Lake & Parissa J. Ballard
Chapter 36. Religious Development Across Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Sam A. Hardy and Jenae M. Nelson
Chapter 37. Hindsight in 2020: Looking Back and Forward to Positive Youth Development and Thriving 
Pamela Ebstyne King & Susan Mangan 
Chapter 38. Neurobiological Development in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Implications for Positive Youth Adjustment 
Eva H. Telzer, Seh-Joo Kwon, and Nathan A. Jorgensen
Part VII.Intervention and Policy
Chapter 39. The Promise and Challenges of Promotive and Preventative Interventions in Adolescence
Joanna J. Kim, Nancy A. Gonzales, Armando Pina, and Phillip Graham 
Chapter 40. Youth and the Justice System
Colleen Brown, Adam Fine, and Elizabeth Cauffman
Chapter 41. Border and Asylum Immigration Policies and Adolescent Development in the United States 
Silvia Rodriguez Vega and Hirokazu Yoshikawa 
Chapter 42. Health Care Policy for Adolescents and Young Adults  
M. Jane Park, Claire D. Brindis, and Charles E. Irwin, Jr. 
Chapter 43. Translating Developmental Science to Policy and Practice 
Rebekah Levine Coley and Naoka E. Carey 
Part VIII. Past and Future Science of Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Chapter 44. The Development of the Developmental Science of Adolescence: Then, Now, Next – and Necessary
Richard M. Lerner, Jacqueline V. Lerner, and Mary H. Buckingham

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