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Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood by Jeffrey J. Arnett & Malcolm Hughes

Overview
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood : Jeffery Arnett : 9781408253908

Title: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach
Author: Jeffrey J. Arnett & Malcolm Hughes
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Non-fiction, Psychology
Dates read: 12th June – 22nd August 2020
Pace: Slow
Format: Non-fictional text
Publisher: Pearson
Year: 2012
5th sentence, 74th page: One interesting feature of puberty rites in traditional cultures is that eligibility for the rites is not typically based on age but on pubertal maturation.

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Synopsis

Focused on a global cultural perspective that incorporates research on adolescence through emerging adulthood & grounded in a global cultural perspective, this text includes a considerable amount of anthropology, sociology, & international research in addition to the compelling psychological research on adolescent development.

Thoughts

This textbook left my brain feeling happy, full and filled with wonderful knowledge. Which is exactly what I want at the end of reading a textbook. After all, I read these kinds of books to fill my brain with knowledge. So finding that I felt more knowledgeable and super happy at the end of this made me incredibly happy.

Although I read this as a part of an undergrad course, I did very much feel like this is the kind of thing that I want to do with my life. It is glorious and the aspect of psychology that I am really, truly passionate about – helping adolescents with their issues before they can carry too far into adulthood.

This also has a great layout and deals with cultural differences in a wonderful manner. Most of the time when I read textbooks, it’s a bit of a chore. But when I was reading this, it felt a lot more enjoyable. And helped me to fill my brain with a lot of wonderful information and knowledge.

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Human Development: A Cultural Approach by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Overview
Human Development: A Cultural Approach, Australian and New Zealand ...

Title: Human Development: A Cultural Approach
Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Non-fiction, Psychology
Dates read: 20th March – 26th May 2020
Pace: Slow
Format: Non-fictional text
Publisher: Pearson
Year: 2011
5th sentence, 74th page: However, the knowledge obtained from genetic counselling enables people to make an informed decision.

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Synopsis

Help students understand how culture impacts development- and why it matters.

Thoughts

As far as textbooks go, I really, really enjoyed this one. It was easy to read, interesting and I ended up reading a lot of it for the pure enjoyment. Not sure how much I actually absorbed, but I definitely enjoyed the adventure.

I’m not sure if it was the bright outlay of this textbook, the interesting topic or just the style of writing. But this was one of those textbooks that was really accessible and it wasn’t filled with information that you had to read twice to get your head around.

Overall, this was an enjoyable and intriguing insight into developmental psychology. It was completely logical in its outlay – travelling from conception through to death. And filled with case studies, information and facts that I will probably look back on in the future.

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