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New edition of the standard work on adolescence research

Adolescent Phase of Life

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Klaus Hurrelmann / Gudrun Quenzel

Adolescent Phase of Life

An introduction to socio-scientific research into adolescence

13th ed. published 2016. 290 pages All rights available

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Adolescent Phase of Life

An introduction to socio-scientific research into adolescence

• 13th edition
• series: core texts sociology


This book is an introduction to socio-scientific research into adolescence. It presents an analysis of the 'adolescent' phase in the life of a human. In particular, sociological and psychological theories are used for this analysis. In addition, aspects of educational science and health science also play an important role. The various positions are combined to form a comprehensive, interdisciplinary-oriented approach based on socialization theories.

For this reason, the study of the adolescent phase of life is of particular interest, because the adolescent phase of life has expanded strongly in all Western societies over the last 50 years and has become one of the most important phases of human life. The consequences for the physical, psychological, emotional and social development of young people are analyzed along with the important instances of socialization (school, family, peer group, leisure facilities). The developmental and health problems which adolescents can experience are discussed in detail. The book concludes with some concrete proposals for improving the life situation adolescents have, which lead on to a comprehensive 'youth policy'. Here, youth policy is understood as being part of a sensitive generation-oriented policy.


Target group
Anyone studying, teaching or researching the educational and social sciences