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Author Cotterell, John, 1941-

Title Social networks and social influences in adolescence / John Cotterell
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1996


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 W'PONDS  305.235 Cot/Sna  AVAILABLE
 MELB  305.235 Cot/Sna  Unavailable C19
Description 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Adolescence and society
Adolescence and society.
Contents 1. Introduction: Adolescent relations: themes and theories -- 2. Peer group structures and group life -- 3. Friendship: the core relationship -- 4. Loneliness and peer rejection -- 5. The influence of the school on social relations -- 6. Peer pressures on health risk behaviour -- 7. Antisocial behaviour in groups and crowds -- 8. Social relations and support in adult-organised settings -- 9. Schools as supportive environments
Summary Adolescence is a crucial time for the development of social identity. Some young people ease effortlessly into friendships with their peers while others experience the pain of rejection or become involved with antisocial groups or gangs. Social Networks and Social Influences in Adolescence is divided into three parts. Part one examines the nature of peer groups in different settings including classroom groups and gangs, and examines the influence of these groups on individuals. Part two explores young people's behaviour in the wider social environment and the implications of social acceptance or rejection for academic motivation, aggression and health risk behaviour. Finally, part three describes how professionals can support adolescents in building social attachments, giving practical examples of how this is being done in various communities. The book will prove invaluable for students and professionals working with young people
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [216]-235) and indexes
Subject Adolescent psychology.
Friendship in adolescence.
Group identity.
Peer pressure.
Teenagers -- Social networks.
Adolescent Psychology [MESH]
Psychology, Adolescent.
Interpersonal Relations.
Interpersonal Relations -- in adolescence [MESH]
Peer Group [MESH]
Peer Group.
LC no. 95042130
ISBN 0415109736