Social Psychology of Adolescence

Social Psychology of Adolescence

Social Psychology of Adolescence

Social Psychology of Adolescence

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The various sciences relating to human behavior are developing so rapidly that it is almost impossible for those who are not directly concerned with these sciences to keep abreast of them. And yet, if the scientific findings are to result in a more intelligent approach to social problems, they must become a part of the thinking of those who deal with people in various capacities.

The writer's aim is to bring to the student of adolescent behavior an understanding of that area between psychology and sociology that is known as social psychology. While the specific subject of the book is the behavior of young people in the adolescent years, the implications reach beyond adolescence and should result in a better understanding of human behavior in general.

To those who are working with young people, this book is intended to be an authentic survey of the ever-expanding fields of sociology and psychology, especially as they relate to young people in modern society. The average person engaged in the administration of programs for young people does not have the time or the facilities to keep abreast of the many significant studies that are being made each year, and yet is obliged to use the most advanced methods available.

Since every agency dealing with young people approaches them in some kind of social setting, the significance of this social setting must be recognized if we are to understand the . . .

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