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The Adolescent, A Book of Readings


reviewed by Millie Almy 1954

coverTitle: The Adolescent, A Book of Readings
Author(s): Jerome M. Seidman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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As research in any field accumulates, how can that which is most significant be selected from it, and how can it best be made available to students? This question has become particularly pertinent in adolescent psychology, a field which may include material from such diverse sources as endocrinology, anthropometry, and jurisprudence as well as sociology, education, and psychology. Available textbooks with which both instructors and students have frequently expressed dissatisfaction seem to fall into two categories. Some are dry compilations of research in which the reader is hard pressed to sense any relevance to the problems of the youth he knows. Others are more interesting, somewhat more sympathetic in treatment, but tend toward the unrealistic and saccharine in approach. This makes the appearance of The Adolescent, A Book of Readings, particularly welcome. Rather than including something of everything, Seidman, as editor, has made a very careful selection of material. The sixty-seven... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 7, 1954, p. 405-405
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4868, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 10:39:07 PM

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