Ian Stuart-Hamilton is Professor of Developmental Psychology and Faculty Head of Research and External Activity at the University of Glamorgan. He has been teaching lifespan psychology for over twenty-five years and has written six textbooks including The Psychology of Ageing, which was the winner of an award from the British Medical Association and shortlisted for the British Psychological Society's Book of the Year award.
Taking a different approach, in this book the authors draw upon a wealth of research to examine the period of development from adolescence to adulthood from a dynamic systems perspective; investigating multi-facetted, multi-variable explanations surrounding the transitions and consequent transformations that occur in young peoples’ lives, as they change from teenagers to young adults.
The book considers the social institutions, interactions, contexts and relationships that influence each other, and young people, during developmental transitions.
Topics covered include:
dynamic systems theory in developmental and social psychology
adolescents in social contexts
compliments, lies and other social skills
school, university and labour market transition
adolescent health in a lifespan context
Development from Adolescence to Early Adulthoodwill be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the field of developmental psychology, as well as clinicians and policy makers working with young people.