Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements
 

The Universal Experience of Adolescence


reviewed by Margaret Mead - 1964

coverTitle: The Universal Experience of Adolescence
Author(s): N. Kiell
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
Search for book at Amazon.com

This enormous volume is designed to illustrate the author's belief that adolescent experience is universal—alike at all times and in all places. The experience which he discusses is arranged under conventional Freudian-oriented, clinical psychological headings. Under each heading there are quotations supporting the author's point of view, followed by excerpts from autobiographies—some from the renowned in public life (Napoleon, Gandhi), some from great writers (Dostoevsky, Yeats, Richardson, Goethe), some from interesting figures (Emma Goldman, John Stuart Mill), some from popular" persons (David Crockett, Anne Frank, Ethel Waters), some from psychoanalytic theorists (Ernest Jones, Erik Erikson, Anna Freud). The selections, ranging over many centuries and so chosen that all the great literate civilizations are included, range in number from five under "Masturbation and Nocturnal Emission" to eleven under "Friendship." As the excerpts are quite long, often a feel for an author's style or personality comes through. Thus, hopefully, the book serves... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase The Universal Experience of Adolescence
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 1, 1964, p. 86-86
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2551, Date Accessed: 7/17/2019 7:02:01 PM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
 
 
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS