Adolescence and Adulthood

  • Ann Birch
  • Tony Malim
Part of the Introductory Psychology Series book series (IPS)


At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
  1. 1

    identify and discuss physical and psychological changes that take place during adolescence;

  2. 2

    assess alternative views of the factors which influence development during adolescence;

  3. 3

    discuss studies of adolescence, particularly those which have considered the influence of the peer group;

  4. 4

    consider theories and studies of development and change during early, middle and late adulthood;

  5. 5

    discuss the impact of particular life events during adulthood, for example, marriage, parenting, divorce, unemployment, retirement, death and bereavement.



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Further Reading

  1. Brodzinksky D, A Gormley and S Ambron Lifespan human development. HRW International Editions 1986.Google Scholar
  2. Coleman J C The nature of adolescence. Methuen 1978.Google Scholar
  3. Conger J J Adolescence & youth. Harper & Row 1984.Google Scholar
  4. Dohrenwend B S & B P Dohrenwend Stressful life events: their nature & effects. Wiley 1974.Google Scholar
  5. Turner J S & D Helms Lifespan development. Saunders London 1979.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Ann Birch and Tony Malim 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Birch
    • 1
  • Tony Malim
    • 2
  1. 1.Bristol UniversityUK
  2. 2.Lancaster UniversityUK

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