- Tapa blanda: 495 páginas
- Editor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education; Edición: 11 (1 de enero de 2006)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0073228753
- ISBN-13: 978-0073228754
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Adolescence with PowerWeb: AND PowerWeb (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 ene 2006
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More students learn from John Santrock’s Adolescence than from any other text in this field. Students and instructors rely on the careful balance of accurate, current research and applications to the real lives of adolescents. The fully-revised eleventh edition includes a new chapter on health, expanded coverage of late adolescence, and more than 1200 research citations from the 21st century.
Biografía del autor
John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches developmental psychology and educational psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and introductory psychology at the undergraduate level. Dr. Santrock's research on father custody is widely cited and used in expert witness testimony to promote flexibility and alternative considerations in custody disputes. His research has included publication in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He recently was a member of the editorial board of Developmental Psychology and his publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: CHILD DEVELOPMENT, Eighth Edition; LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT, Seventh Edition; CHILDREN, Sixth Edition; PSYCHOLOGY, Sixth Edition; and EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.
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In terms of content, the data is current and there is good information on basic theories. However, the emphasis on the multiple studies make the book read like a lengthy research paper. At the end, the reader is left with various hypotheses but not a thorough knowledge of the proper application of psychological principals which leaves plenty of room for speculation.
The bad news is, it's rather sloppily written, with numerous typos and sentences that either don't parse particularly well, or just don't make any sense ("In this study, for both boys and girls, lack of parental support and dietary restraint preceded future increases in body satisfaction" pg. 63, being an example of the latter, as was "After four months, the participants in the physical education class had improved their cardiovascular fitness and lifestyle activity (such as walking instead of taking the stairs and walking instead of driving short distances) pg 74, or "...40 percent of children who become obese have one obese parent, and 70 percent of children who become obese have two obese parents." pg 500; for an example of a simple typo that slipped through the editing process, the sentence "Having delinquent peers increases the risk of becoming delinquent for example, two recent studies found that the link between associating with delinquent; peers and engaging in delinquency held for both boys and girls..." pg 492, and another is on page 119, where we are told that "Three of the Wexler subscales are shown in figure 3.15", when in fact there are only two subscales shown in that figure, or again on page 128, when we are treated to the sentence "Capacity and speed of processing speed, often referred to as cognitive resources..."
Further, there is a bit too much of a tendancy to strive for political correctness for my taste; the text will expound at great length as to why a particular style of parenting, for instance, is less than ideal, but will then tie itself in knots justifying that particular parenting style when it is used in cultures other than our own; heaven forbid that it declare that a parenting style popular in another culture is WRONG. Unless, of course,it is used in our culture; then it can be declared wrong.
But perhaps the worst offense that this book commits is that it consistently, frequently, if not universally, ignores its own warning about not confusing correlation with causation. Many, many instances can be cited in which a study demonstrated a correlation, and this information is treated as if it showed a causation. For instance, on page 63 we are told that "A study indicated that 12 to 17 year old girls who were patients in psychiatric hospitals who had a negative body image were more depressed, anxiety-prone, and suicidal than same-aged patients who were less concerned about their body image." Granted, the text did not expressly state that having a negative body image caused the greater mental difficulties, but it certainly seemed implied, yet an equally likely explanation is that greater depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation might cause poorer body image, or indeed self-image in general. And on page 75, we are informed that "Eleventh-grade students who participated in organized sports were more likely to be successful academically...than their counterparts who did not participate in organized sports", as if suggesting that participating in sports raised the quality of the academic work of the participants, without even considering the possibility that the increased grades might be the result of teachers giving athletes grades that they didn't earn in order to let them maintain their academic standing and protect the school team's competitiveness, an event which has certainly been known to happen.
There are many more examples of each of these problems to be found in this book; these were just a few that I was able to make note of. So although there is much useful information to be found here, I cannot rate this book above three stars; it is just too sloppy for that.