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Author Partridge, Ernest DeAlton, 1906-1985, author

Title Social psychology of adolescence / by E. DeAlton Partridge, New Jersey State Teachers College
Published Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1938
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Description 1 online resource ( xv, 361 pages : illustrations)
Series Prentice-Hall psychology series
Prentice-Hall psychology series.
Contents Introduction : young people in America -- Approaches to adolescent behavior -- The nature of the individual -- The social implications of individual differences -- The nature of the informal group -- The influence of adolescent leaders -- How the group influences the individual -- Relationships between the sexes -- Young people in the family -- The adolescent and leisure time -- The adolescent and the community -- The adolescent and the educational process -- The social psychology of delinquency -- The social approach to behavior difficulties
Summary "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"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Social psychology.
Psychology, Social.
Form Electronic book