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Learning to Cope : Developing as a Person in Complex Societies - Erica Frydenberg

Learning to Cope

Developing as a Person in Complex Societies

By: Erica Frydenberg (Editor)

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There are many stressful factors in modern society affecting young people. Violence, war, divorce, drugs, and media pressures make up the everyday reality for many people growing up towards the end of the millennium. Young people today have to make complex decisions, such as which parent to live with and how to deal with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, contraception, and unplanned pregnancy. Much has been written about adult coping strategies, but relatively little has been written about the developmental aspects and issues surrounding the topic. Learning to Cope aims to redress this situation, bringing together an international group of authorities to discuss the ways in which young people learn to cope in the three main contexts of their lives: family, school, and community. It provides a much-needed theoretical framework and evaluates practical applications and programs as well as signposts to what does and does not work. In addition to developmental psychologists, social scientists, educators, and those involved in child welfare will benefit from this book.

Theoretical Overview 1: E. Frydenberg: Understanding coping: Towards a comprehensive theoretical framework Development 2: M. Prior: Resilience and coping: The role of individual temperament 3: R. Säljö: Learning to cope: A discursive perspective 4: S. Moore: Sexuality and adolescence: A suitable case for coping 5: M. Argyle: Coping with people Family 6: D. Edgar: Families as the crucible of competence in a changing social ecology 7: S. Chambers: Family talk and the long term implications on young children's development and coping 8: S. Dreman: The experience of divorce and separation in the family: A dynamic systems perspective School 9: M. Boekaerts: Coping in context: Goal frustration and goal ambivalence in relation to academic and interpersonal goals 10: S. Opotow, M. Deutsch: Learning to cope with conflict and violence: How schools can help youth 11: L. Mann, I. Friedman: Decision making and coping in adolescence 12: S. Christenson, E. Brooke Carroll: Strengthening the family school partnership through Check and Connect Peers and Community 13: S. Dornbusch, J. Laird, R. Crosnoe: Parental and school resources that assist adolescents in coping with negative peer influences 14: S. Rolling, W. Anderson, Ro Buncher: Coping in children and adolescents: A Prevention model for helping kids avoid or reduce at-risk behaviour 15: Orla Muldoon, Ed Cairns: Children, young people and war: Learning to cope The way forward: Future research 16: E. Frydenberg: Learning to cope - constructing research agendas

ISBN: 9780198503187
ISBN-10: 0198503180
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 1st May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.1  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.79