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Adolescent Health is a survey textbook that includes an overview of existing theories and current research on interventions that address the social morbidities and mortalities of adolescents. Author Lynn Rew examines theories from a variety of professional disciplines that provide frameworks for understanding adolescent health behavior and health outcomes. Each theory is presented in terms of its essential elements, including its origin, a brief background of the theorist’s philosophical paradigm, the purpose and usefulness of the theory, the meaning and scope of the theory, and, when available, empirical referents.  

Theories of Self: Identity and Self-Care
Theories of self: Identity and self-care

In the previous chapter, we examined theories of human development, with an emphasis on the person growing and maturing within a social and cultural environment. A holistic model of human development depicted the process of development, which begins with a biogenetic center from which the person ...

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