Books

Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

The second edition of Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders: What We Know and What We Don’t Know provides a substantive update to the acclaimed original published in 2005, with new sections on gambling and internet addiction, as well as DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. The volume updates the work of seven panels of experts in such areas as adolescent anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance and alcohol abuse, and suicide prevention, as well as positive youth development.
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The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

An incisive, broad-based overview of political communication, the Oxford Handbook for Political Communication assembles the leading scholars in the field of political communication to answer the question: What do we know and need to know about the process by which humans claim, lose, or share power through symbolic exchanges?
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The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication

Drawing on the expertise of leading science communication scholars from six countries, The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication not only charts the media landscape – from news and entertainment to blogs and films – but also examines the powers and perils of human biases – from the disposition to seek confirming evidence to the inclination to overweight endpoints in a trend line. In the process, it draws together the best available social science on ways to communicate science while also minimizing the pernicious effects of human bias.
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Brain Development and Risk Taking During Adolescence: Implications for Prevention of Anti-social Behavior

Although early conclusions regarding adolescent brain development tended to over-generalize, it is nevertheless the case that the onset of many mental health disorders occurs during adolescence, including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia (Romer and Walker, 2007). Substance use and other antisocial behaviors, including engagement in criminally violent behavior, also emerge during this life stage. This is not surprising because adolescence is a transitional period during which multiple maturational changes are accompanied by increasing societal expectations that encourage greater independence.
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Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents

Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents brings together many of the field’s most important scholars and media professionals to present cutting-edge theory and empirical research on both the benefits and risks to youth development. It examines the role that media play in the every-day lives of young people and their families, and considers both traditional media such as television and movies as well as “new” digital media, such as video games, cell phones, and the Internet.
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