Boosting the Adolescent Underachiever: How Parents Can Change a "C" Student into an "A" Student

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Index
Ability
sex differences and, 228-229
task attack skills deficit and, 206
Ability matching, tests and, 192
Academic achievement, perception and, 253-254
Adjustment, underachievers and, 254-256
Adolescence, 47-61
age differences and, 87-88
criminal behavior and, 88-94, 271-272
expectations and, 250-253
individual differences among, 49‐ 52, 270
intelligence testing and, 18
new research on, 58-60, 87-88
peer relations and, 268-269. See also Peer relations
Piaget on, 4
setbacks and, 224-225
socioeconomic class and, 120-121, 269-270
stereotyping of, 56-58
traditional view of, 52-58
Adolescent underachiever perspective, 63-83
anxiety and, 76-78
fantasy over reality, 66-67
overview of, 65
sample quotations, 78-82
search for reality, 69-73
sensitivity and, 74-76
sensitivity over reality, 68-69
social context and, 73-74
time perspective and, 73
understanding of reality, 67-68
Affect. See also Emotion
adolescence and, 59
definition of, 151-152
logic versus emotion, 243-248
Age differences
adolescence and, 87-88
cognitive maturation and, 109-110, 113-114
emotions and, 102-106
Anxiety, adolescent underachiever perspective and, 76-78
Assessment, 9-20
intelligence testing and, 16-18

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