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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.
Chapter 8: Theories of Social Cognition
Theories of Social Cognition
During adolescence, the developing person's cognitive abilities change in dramatic ways. Unlike children, adolescents are no longer bound to thinking about what is real and concrete; they develop the ability for abstract thinking. Adolescents also develop the ability to think in multiple dimensions ...