This text introduces major themes in adolescent development, such as: sexuality and the risk of HIV/AIDS, school life, teenagers in the work place, mental health issues, and others. It reviews scientific evidence of the different factors that help shape and mould adolescent behaviour.
PATRICK HEAVEN is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is the author of Personality and Social Behaviour with Adrian Furnham, and editor of books on adolescence and lifespan development. His current research interests include personality and environmental influences on the psychological health of young people.