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Synopsis: Journal of Adolescence 1996 19 595 601 Book Reviews Stress Coping and Relationships in Adolescence I Seiffge Krenke Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 1995 289 pp 59.95 Stress Coping and Relationships in Adolescence... adolescents, coping, stress, book reviews, peer, parent, stressors, literature, media, gun, media violence, explanation, professionals, internal resources, conceptual underpinnings, reader, practitioners, psychology, mental health, references, television, prevention, adolescent suicide, suicidal adolescents, research policy, useful appendices, thorough review, related studies focusing, Seiffge Krenke Lawrence, Psychiatry Sage Publications,

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journal adolescence 1996 19 595 601 book reviews stress coping relationships adolescence i seiffge krenke lawrence erlbaum associates 1995 289 pp 59 95 stress coping relationships adolescence interesting informative report series related studies focusing role parent peer relationships coping stress book organized clearly written provides thorough review literature chapter useful investigators interested examining processes author provides clear descriptions methods study useful appendices first two chapters book devoted explanation origin conceptual underpinnings seven studies fully detailed chapters author presents comprehensive model involving stressors internal resources adolescent relationships parents peers coping model works organize array methods findings reported author follows multivariate multi method approach unusual variety methods procedures large scale questionnaire studies standard instruments sample sizes hundreds thousand qualitative analyses diaries n 20 smaller scale intensive studies done lend valid useful information processes question chapters describe seven interrelated distinct research studies topics addressed studies stress coping relationship internal resources i e personality self concept stress coping connection family climate coping behaviour parent peer relationships book chapter stress coping depression chapter addresses gender age related differences process question indicating coping skills reflect social cognitive moral development aspects adolescence author presents important messages adolescent stress coping first adolescents faced vast array stressors major minor develop sophisticated effective means coping studies reported adolescents cope competently majority stressors encounter second recognize situational constraints greatly determine individual copes problem third relationships serve stressors supports adolescents strongest aspects studies reported author discussion dual nature relationships adolescents broaden social horizons peers functions parent peer relationships shift relationships remain great importance developing adolescent weakness work involves methodology studies stress coping author collects valid diverse information construct instrument allow participants rate stressfulness series events clear individual rate events experienced participants indicate level stress situation elicit lack distinction real stress hypothetical stress calls question results discussed 0140 1971 96 06059507 25 00 0 1996 association professionals services adolescents 596 book reviews chapter reader sure stress actually experienced relevant coping mechanisms employed participant describing hypothetical response hypothetical stress difficulty compounded results larger studies coping suggest three types coping derived factor analysis types coping reasonable stated coping behaviours actually occurred components go factor work rationally meaning types coping clear despite notes caution stress coping relationships adolescence valuable research tool makes interesting reading literature reviews excellent variety methods provides number choices guide future investigations vicki b stocking line fire youth guns violence urban america j f sheley j d wright aldine de gruyter 1995 180 pp 37 95 purpose project described line fire give account gunrelated activity inner city institutionalized youth results relevance policy makers concerned violent behaviour adolescents book eight chapters chapter 1 historical overview background research chapter 2 concerns methodology provides description sample participants 835 male inmates correctional institutions 758 male inner city high school students cases selection favoured sites high record terms violence methodology involved self administered questionnaire questions covering wide range gun related information activities eighty six percent inmates owned owned gun time corresponding percentage students 30 chapter 3 gives detailed data gun ownership carrying gun types gun involved two additional chapters concern gun behaviour drug usage showing positive associations direction complexity causality doubt authors stress presence violent environment leading gun activity form protection gang members likely involved guns non gang members support view gun possession gang membership major factor accounting violent crime data collected female student sample n 824 relatively limited extent gun involvement led considerably reduced coverage text smaller sample n 418 obtained suburban area reduced coverage terms done authors discount solutions restrictions retail sale guns turn reduction factors lead alienation interpersonal violence view adolescent possessions gun perceived illegal act necessary shield hostile dangerous environment john hundleby life values adolescent mental health p cohen j cohen lawrence erlbaum associates 1996 181 pp 45 00 life values adolescent mental health authors state oriented working researchers considerable value illustration body 597 book reviews research undertaken thoughtful organization preparation book reports results extensive longitudinal study incorporates vast number variables cohens sought examine values measuring children mothers admire life priorities alternately referred life goals presumed motivational structures examined time relation variety factors involving school community family temperament peers approach allowed authors examine important relationships individual differences pattern measured values assessed regard mediating powers personal cultural variables authors examined developmental changes measured values placing context developmental tasks adolescence importantly patterns measured values assessed regard potential powers predicting future psychopathology additionally authors examine applicability two potential motivational explanations achievement referred attainment deprivation hypotheses state measures utilized represent attempt get subjects think going actuality expectations assessed authors ask subjects prioritize personal events care care inexacting description examples authors overreaching interpretative statements risk confusing findings study additional evidence pattern demonstrated cohens implication causality despite utilizing correlational analyses explore influence general culture examining mothers peers ignoring impact media book final paragraph authors strengths apparent development implementation research description interpretation diligent editing useful patient reader able go confusing sentence structure willing reinterpret authors occasionally overreaching conceptual terminology conclusions useful thought provoking findings bret koplow treatment approaches suicidal adolescents james k zimmerman gregory m asnis eds john wiley sons 1995 296 pp 39 95 suicidal behaviour adolescents frightening problems professionals deal literature date related assessment treatment adolescent suicide attempters directed medical professional james zimmerman gregory asnis presented multidimensional book provides good balance approaches expands study adolescent suicide prevention concrete examples approaches ways wide range professionals major purpose stated editors encourage clinicians practitioners increase professional involvement profit knowledge purpose book succeeds book divided three sections followed conclusion editor i introduces extent difficulty working suicidal adolescents adolescent professional chapter 2 particular provides excellent review 598 book reviews risks protective factors presenting concise easy identify areas interest inquiry ii deals diagnosis assessment crisis intervention section continues strong emphasis team approach chapters demonstrate philosophy chapter 3 leenaars lester provides discussion role family recognizing adolescents risk developmental framework chapters 4 5 case examples demonstrate specific ideas deal adolescents crisis situations iii begins traditional theoretical overview discussion problem emphasis psychodynamic approach practitioners difficult time finding specific suggestions varied settings paul trautman discusses specific hows whys adolescents families process changing behaviours chapters 9 10 11 practical reasons ways integrate clinical theoretical approaches changing adolescent suicidal thoughts actions zimmerman lasorsa focus changing problem solving behaviour chapter 9 aronson scheidlinger discuss strong need peer interaction treatment choice adolescents chapter 10 chapter 11 provides important information importance socio cultural factors considering treatment approach rest iii narrow scope specific psychiatric diagnoses drug treatments chapter 12 long term follow emphasis telephone interviews chapter 13 discussed chapters helpful non medical professionals provide overview general book fills need multidimensional approach addressing adolescent suicide provides reviews findings different approaches introducing specific ways integrate readable format jane wolfle adolescence media medical psychological impact victor c strasburger volume 33 developmental clinical psychology psychiatry sage publications 1995 135 pp 13 95 pervasive influence contemporary media society subject increasing concern media forms affect minds change attitudes determine behaviour media harmful adolescents simply provide amusement entertainment victor strasburger slim comprehensive volume attempts summarise evidence help answers questions sets useful overview key activities communications research discusses major theories seek explain children adolescents learn television subsequent chapters explores greater detail influence media aggressive behaviour sexual experience drug taking nutrition adolescents strongest chapter media violence aggressive behaviour doubt authors mind whilst media violence certainly leading cause real life violence significant factor far easily modifiable poverty racism sexism individual psychological differences quality parenting sees media violence facilitating aggression antisocial behaviour desensitising viewers violence increasing viewers perceptions living 599 book reviews mean dangerous world interaction individual adolescent content media violence clearly critical importance circumstances adolescent views violent material media violence takes place e g violence portrayed justified consequences forth particular interest references recent longitudinal correlational studies highlight cumulative effects television viewing extended period time point strong connection tv violence seen childhood aggressive behaviour adolescence book ends chapter puts forward eight potential solutions improve media improving quality programming children adolescents changing rules advertising immunise children harmful effects e g increasing media literacy improving understanding parents professionals developing greater media advocacy practical whilst quite novel e g idea practitioners taking television history agree parents counselled limit children viewing hour day debatable book fact carries strong public health agenda conceal disapproval irresponsibility hollywood television network provides coherence book possibly leads times bias selection literature book addresses disturbing complex phenomenon ready reference concerned mental health education adolescents peter wilson psychosocial disturbances young people challenges prevention m rutter ed cambridge university press 1995 403 pp 30 00 previous edition journal 18 6 i reviewed rutter smith discussion time trends adolescent disorders illuminating concept marginality basis interpreting significance factors genetic psychological social economic volume provides 11 papers psychosocial disorders young people focus challenges prevention issues dealt offending depression suicide assembled distinguished group authors six contributed earlier volume papers copiously referenced prove valuable professionals students book relevant perennial problem linking research policy practice making connection proved difficult personal social services rutter colleagues contributed development evidence based practice experience two difficulties commonly encountered first arises focus specific problems adolescents tends limit discussion overarching theories equivalent marginality earlier volume effect unsophisticated reader apparent difference opinion researchers occurs book farrington finds p 83 significant consistency relative orderings cohort people underlying dimension 600 book reviews termed anti social personality p 176 robins quoted saying considerable body research failed show convincingly personality consistent significant explanation crime experienced criminologists correct terms studies readers practitioners particular beg stronger theoretical framework able make sense picture second complication current concern social sciences arises researchers make suggestions prevention task scientists protect zealots policy recommendations emerging research general deter practitioners paying attention important messages reader grasp middle range concept competence marginalisation issues review apparent outlooks optimistic work troubled adolescents relationship research policy practice complicated researchers right remind remedies simple day police social workers teachers act solve difficult problems best progress made sophistication research matched acuteness new ideas different people needed different process dissemination methods need vary depending audience book based robust research welcome contribution forging better links references rutter m smith d eds 1995 psychosocial disorders young people time trends cases chichester wiley roger bullock interventions bereaved children susan c smith sister margaret pennels jessica kingsley publishers 1995 300 pp 16 95 book foreworded professor william yule work traumatised children internationally known available members multi disciplinary child mental health teams covers childhood adolescents tend carry alongside complex grieving responses appropriate age comet tail emotions experienced earlier childhood book useful readers journal covers individual family group work useful section specific client groups children learning difficulties cultural groups chapters specifically violent tragedy headmaster school pupils went ill fated 1988 school trip aboard jupiter sank mediterranean two workers involved aftermath hillsborough football stadium disaster strength book ranges individual grief family societal settings linking grief disaster patterning varying responses children age life circumstances providing mosaic assessment 601 book reviews therapeutic techniques william yule points fears death childhood underestimated avoid asking children fears book important step improving ability communicate young death jean harris hendricks identity development interdisciplinary approach harke bosma tobi l g graafsma harold d grotevant david j de levita eds sage 1994 204 pp 19 95 book brings contributions multidisciplinary conference identity development held 1990 concepts identity development explored perspectives psychometrics psychology history literary criticism psychiatry philosophy editors bring approaches hope encouraging scholars think broadly integratively relationship sameness change lifespan approach refreshing interesting juxtaposing different definitions identity development highlighting alternative methods analysis types evidence illustrating strengths weaknesses intrinsic approach interested identity processes book valuable addition collections despite tackling intrinsically difficult questions simple clear patronising glossary terms provided useful readers book expert disciplines contributors book academics practitioners clearly intended broad audience students researchers uses constructs identity development inform practice editors succeeded producing book likely engage sections potential audience expert identity theorist new book glynis m breakwell, 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