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Title Learning to cope : developing as a person in complex societies / edited by Erica Frydenberg
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1999]


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 MELB  305.235 Fry/Ltc  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Understanding coping: towards a comprehensive theoretical framework / Erica Frydenberg -- Resilience and coping: the role of individual temperament / Margot Prior -- Learning to cope: a discursive perspective / Roger Säljö -- Sexuality in adolescence: a suitable case for coping? / Susan Moore -- The development of social coping skills / Michael Argyle -- Families as the crucible of competence in a changing social ecology / Don Edgar -- The effect of family talk on young children's development and coping / Susan M. Chambers -- The experience of divorce and separation in the family: a dynamic systems perspective / Solly Dreman -- Coping in context: goal frustration an goal ambivalence in relation to academic and interpersonal goals / Monique Boekaerts -- Learning to cope with conflict and violence: how schools can help youth / Susan Opotow and Morton Deutsch -- Decision making and coping in adolescence / Leon Mann and Isaac Friedman -- Strengthening the family-school partnership through 'check and connect' / Sandra L. Christenson and E. Brooke Carroll -- Parental and school resources that assist adolescents in coping with negative peer influences / Sanford M. Dornbusch, Jennifer Laird, and Robert Crosnoe -- Coping in children and adolescents: a prevention model for helping kids avoid or reduce at-risk behaviour / Stephen A. Rollin, C. Wayne Anderson, and Robert M. Buncher -- Children, young people, and war: learning to cope / Orla Muldoon and Ed Cairns -- Constructing a research agenda / Erica Frydenberg
Summary "Violence, war, divorce, drugs, and media pressures comprise everyday reality for many young people growing up in the last years of the millennium." "Much has been written about adult coping strategies, but relatively little about the development of coping skills in children and adolescents. This volume rectifies that situation, bringing together for the first time an international group of experts to discuss the ways in which young people learn to cope in the three main contexts of their lives - the family, the school, and the community. As well as providing a much needed theoretical framework for work in this area, practical applications and programmes are evaluated, providing invaluable guidance to what works and what doesn't. Learning to Cope is essential reading for developmental psychologists, social scientists, educators, and those involved in child welfare."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Adjustment (Psychology) in adolescence.
Adolescent psychology.
Author Frydenberg, Erica, 1943-
LC no. 00506093
ISBN 0198503180