Draws on more than a decade of research to identify the challenges being faced by today's young adults, offering insight into how unprecedented levels of competitiveness, economic imbalances, and changes in sexual dynamics are resulting in higher incidences of life dissatisfaction and psychological turmoil. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Draws on more than a decade of research to identify the challenges being faced by today's young adults, offering insight into how unprecedented levels of competitiveness, economic imbalances, and changes in sexual dynamics are resulting in higher incidences of life dissatisfaction and psychological turmoil. 40,000 first printing.
The purpose of this study is to explore narcissistic and prosocial behaviors as reported by adolescents with and without substance dependency disorder (SDD). This study employs a quasi-experimental design using SDD adolescents compared with two normative samples of adolescents. In comparison to normative adolescents, adolescents with SDD were strongly distinguished by overt narcissistic behaviors and less monetary giving. Levels of narcissistic and prosocial behaviors among adolescents with SDD suggest a connection between self-centeredness and addiction. Results also suggest volunteerism as a potential option to counter narcissism in substance dependent adolescents. [This article was published in "Alcohol Treatment Quarterly," v30 n2 p163-178 Apr 2012.].
Provides complete and undiluted knowledge on making inorganic polymers functional This comprehensive book reflects the state of the art in the field of inorganic polymers, based on research conducted by a number of internationally leading research groups working in this area. It covers the synthesis aspects of synthetic inorganic polymers and looks at multiple inorganic monomers as building blocks, which exhibit unprecedented electronic, redox, photo-emissive, magnetic, self-healing and catalytic properties. It also looks at the applications of inorganic polymers in areas such as optoelectronics, energy storage, industrial chemistry, and biology. Beginning with an overview of the use of smart inorganic polymers in daily life, Smart Inorganic Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Emerging Applications in Materials and Life Sciences goes on to study the synthesis, properties, and applications of polymers incorporating different heteroelements such as boron, phosphorus, silicon, germanium, and tin. The book also examines inorganic polymers in flame-retardants, as functional materials, and in biology. -An excellent addition to the polymer scientists' and synthetic chemists' toolbox -Summarizes the state of the art on how to make and use functional inorganic polymers?from synthesis to applications -Edited by the coordinator of a highly funded European community research program (COST action) that focuses specifically on the exploration of inorganic polymers -Features contributions from top experts in the field Aimed at academics and industrial researchers in this field, Smart Inorganic Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Emerging Applications in Materials and Life Sciences will also benefit scientists who want to get a better overview on the state-of-the-art of this rapidly advancing area.
Analyzes how the young people born in the mid-1990s and later significantly differ from those of previous generations, examining how social media and texting may be behind today's unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
There is a phenomenon going on right now in American like no other time in history. It seems as if not even a few hours goes by, let alone a day, whereby the average teens does not click a button to accept or send a “friend me” request on Facebook, or to send or receive a “tweet” on Twitter, or to quickly craft one of the 3600 text messages sent out each month on average by today’s youth. Teens are flocking in droves to be “liked” or to be “followed” and to feel as if they fit in and are part of something special. They are willing to, in essence, bare it all on the internet. They are willing to share who they are, where they live, their personal contact information, what they like to do, where they like to go, what their hobbies are, intimate thoughts about their personalities, what music or movies they like, things going on in their lives daily or in some cases hourly, and on and on and on.
Although a growing body of research demonstrates the need for education to adapt to the needs of the Net Generation, research also shows that traditional teaching methods continue to dominate the classroom. To stay effective, higher education must adapt to the needs of this unique generation of digital natives who grew up with computer technologies and social media. Teaching, Learning and the Net Generation: Concepts and Tools for Reaching Digital Learners provides pedagogical resources for understanding digital learners, and effectively teaching and learning with today’s generation of digital natives. This book creates a much-needed resource that moves beyond traditional disciplinary and geographical boundaries, bridges theories and practice, and addresses emerging issues in technology and pedagogy.
A practical guide to parenting in a world dominated by the Internet explains how parents can become proactive in dealing with potential issues of the online community--including cyberbullying, sexual predators, virtual relationships, and computer addiction--and offers advice on how to use social networking sites to improve adolescent socialization skills. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Nothing but time on her hands... An awkward first date with a quantum physicist ends not with a goodnight kiss but a science experiment gone wrong that send them both hurling back in time. Stranded in the past with only a fading hope that she’ll ever make it home, Kate takes a job as a maid to pass the time and ends up with more than she bargained for. Brandon Ryder, the Earl of Harrowby, is a far cry from any man the 21st century had ever produced. He’s commanding, austere, aristocratic, true, but he’s also smart, caring, funny and … magnificent. To Kate, who’d never imagined all those qualities could exist in a single man, his appeal is undeniable. Irresistible. Nothing but time can tear them apart Brand has spent a lifetime bound by the rules of Society and one of those rules is that a gentleman doesn’t trifle with the help. However, Kate Kallastad is no ordinary employee. His lovely new maid challenges him at every turn, astounding him with her forthright manner, plain speech and by her astonishing audacity to treat him not as an Earl of the realm... but as a mere mortal man. Tragedy forces Kate to make a decision that impacts both of their lives. When the time comes for Brand to make a choice of his own, where will time and love lead him?
Liturgy, which tries to foster the unity of the body of Christ, can be a countercultural experience since trends in modern American society emphasize individualism.
'Stalin's last generation' was the last generation to come of age under Stalin, yet it was also the first generation to be socialized in the post-war period. Its young members grew up in a world that still carried many of the hallmarks of the Soviet Union's revolutionary period, yet their surroundings already showed the first signs of decay, stagnation, and disintegration. Stalin's last generation still knew how to speak 'Bolshevik', still believed in the power of Soviet heroes and still wished to construct socialism, yet they also liked to dance and dress in Western styles, they knew how to evade boring lectures and lessons in Marxism-Leninism, and they were keen to forge identities that were more individual than those offered by the state. In this book, Juliane Fürst creates a detailed picture of late Stalinist youth and youth culture, looking at young people from a variety of perspectives: as children of the war, as recipients and creators of propaganda, as perpetrators of crime, as representatives of fledgling subcultures, as believers, as critics, and as drop-outs. In the process, she illuminates not only the complex relationship between the Soviet state and its youth, but also provides a new interpretative framework for understanding late Stalinism - the impact of which on Soviet society's subsequent development has hitherto been underestimated, including its role in the ultimate demise of the USSR.
As students embrace new Web 2.0 technologies like MySpace, YouTube, and RSS feeds, libraries also need to take charge. Based on actual work-practice studies of students and faculty - original research conducted at the University of Rochester - this visionary guide maps potentially vibrant futures for academic libraries.Academic librarians in public services, technology and administration now have the tools to better understand the integral role of technology in the social and academic lives of undergraduates (the net generation). Use these research results, cogent analysis, and clear explanations to: understand hot technologies, how students use them, and how libraries can too; leverage new Web 2.0 technologies to stay ahead of the curve and include innovations in your service mix; transform your library's web site with ideas inspired by gaming; and provide value-added services to students by communicating in their preferred modes.
In the middle of the night on July 9, 1999, government-backed militia brutally attacked the student dormitories of Tehran University, forever changing not only the political landscape but also the control the Islamic Republic of Iran had over its youth. Live Generation shares the true story of the courageous students who participated in a movement that provided the foundation for a new generation of youth willing to risk everything for the freedom of their country. Reza Mohajerinejad, one of the student organizers who led the 1999 protests, offers a compelling insiders perspective as he chronicles the days of protest, later known as 18 Tir on the Persian calendar. He details how students were pulled from their rooms and beaten, resulting in a six-day student uprising that brought some 50,000 students out into the streets of Tehran to protest a tyrannical government. While providing a fascinating look at the determination of Irans youth to ensure secular, democratic rule in their country, Mohajerinejad details his own journey to captivity and torture at the hands of the Islamic regime. Live Generation shares one mans unforgettable insight into one of the most critical, life-changing events in the history of Iran.
Comforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant. Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all—the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information—sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging— that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story. The good news is: There is a lot less to worry about than you’ve been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Also covered is how to know when you’re ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet. Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.
"From the Great Migration to the Greatest Generation provides biographical sketches of the Blanchard men who share the same y-DNA profile as George Blanchard, and the women who share the mtDNA sequence of Norma Ordway. Both were part of the 'Greatest Generation' who survived World War II and their ancestry can be traced to the Great Migration of English immigrants who created New England in the 1630's" -- Back cover.
With Jessie Mati's secrets out in the open, she had finally found peace in her life. But as the wedding day between Prince Sada and Princess Tetra from Arcadia approaches, the Arcadian people have pushed for the capture of Gady, the Leader of the Seekers and his daughter Gessa. Jessie finds herself in the middle of a heated battle between the Seekers and the rest of the population. Both sides crying for help, while all she wants is peace.
Cult Brands belong to the world’s most powerful brands and have thus increasingly garnered attention and sparked interest. To date though, there is no common understanding of what a cult brand actually is. As a pioneer in this field, Dimitri Wittwer focused his dissertation on these kinds of brands. In his research he revealed the key characteristics of cult brands, drawing on interdisciplinary literature and both qualitative and quantitative research with more than 5,000 participants ranging from con- sumers to experts in a variety of disciplines. The author empha- sizes the strong relevance of a brand’s cultural change orienta- tion in its evolution to becoming a cult brand and develops two models: the Cult Brand Model focusing on building cult brands and the Cult Brand Status Scale allowing the measurement of a brand’s cult status from a consumer perspective.
Citing a rise in such factors as cosmetic surgery, status-related debt and misrepresented Facebook profiles, a cautionary report on the increase of unhealthy ego-related behaviors examines its actual cost to families, organizations and societies. By the author of Generation Me.