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Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach Author(s): Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Difference between 5th and 4th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 5th and 4th editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 3 years (2012 vs 2009).
  • Arnett's Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood book was first published in 2000.
  • The major differences between the 4th and 5th edition are summarized below:
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    Added research on conceptions of adulthood on parents of emerging adults in the U.S. and on emerging adults in India.
    New section on Steps of the Scientific Method.
  • Chapter 2 Biological Foundations
    Recent research on decline in physical activity from middle childhood to adolescence.
    New section on adolescents' sleep habits and the consequences of inadequate sleep.
  • Chapter 3 Cognitive Foundations
    New research on adolescents' uses of humor, including sarcasm, and how it reflects their cognitive development.
    Latest research on brain development in adolescence, including synaptic pruning and myelination.
  • Chapter 4 Cultural Beliefs
    New section on religious beliefs in emerging adulthood, from the National Study on Youth and Religion (NSYR).
    Updated research on emerging adults' involvement in political movements, including the Arab Spring of 2010-2011.
  • Chapter 5 Gender
    New material on male and female circumcision rituals in Africa.
  • Chapter 6 The Self
    New studies of self-esteem changes from adolescence to emerging adulthood.
    Added international material on gender similarities and differences in patterns of identity and intimacy.
  • Chapter 7 Family Relationships
    Recent studies of adolescents' family relationships in India.
    New information on "street children" around the world.
  • Chapter 8 Peers and Friends
    New studies of friendships among adolescent boys.
    New international material on bullying.
  • Chapter 9 Love and Sexuality
    New study detailed in the Cultural Focus Box, on adolescent sexuality in the Netherlands.
    Updated international statistics on premarital sex.
    Fresh discussionson Rates of Adolescent Sexual Activity, Masturbation, Necking and Petting, Sexual Intercourse and Oral Sex.
    Added material on "coming out" among gays and lesbians, including the growing role of the Internet.
    New statistics on sexual behavior in emerging adulthood.
  • Chapter 10 School
    New material on "cram schools" in Asia.
    New studies based on ethnic differences in school achievement within the U.S.
  • Chapter 11 Work
    New perspectives on the benefits of adolescent work in developing countries.
  • Chapter 12 Media
    Latest (2010) adolescent media use statistics from the Kaiser Family Foundation study.
    New studies of adolescents' and emerging adults' uses of social-networking websites.
  • Chapter 13 Problems and Resilience
    Updated statistics on substance use in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
    New studies on the treatment of depression in adolescence.
5th Edition of
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach
eBook, 504 pages
eBook ISBN: 9780205917709
Published by: Pearson, June 28, 2012
Books a la Carte Edition
Loose Leaf, 504 pages
ISBN-10: 020589951X
ISBN-13: 9780205899517
Published by: Pearson, July 12, 2012
Paperback, 504 pages
ISBN-10: 0205892493
ISBN-13: 9780205892495
Published by: Pearson, July 12, 2012
plus NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText
Paperback, 504 pages
ISBN-10: 0205987753
ISBN-13: 9780205987757
Published by: Pearson, June 10, 2013
International Edition
Paperback, 480 pages
ISBN-10: 0205912885
ISBN-13: 9780205912889
Published by: Pearson Education, January 1, 2013
Plus NEW MyDevelopmentLab with eText
Paperback, 480 pages
ISBN-10: 0205911854
ISBN-13: 9780205911851
Published by: Pearson, July 15, 2012
4th Edition of
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach
Books a la Carte Edition
Loose Leaf, 482 pages
ISBN-10: 0205759661
ISBN-13: 9780205759668
Published by: Pearson, July 03, 2009
Paperback, 504 pages
ISBN-10: 0138144583
ISBN-13: 9780138144586
Published by: Pearson, June 25, 2009
3rd Edition of
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach
Paperback, 576 pages
ISBN-10: 0131950711
ISBN-13: 9780131950719
Published by: Prentice Hall, March 23, 2006

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