Table of Contents

Part I Concepts and Processes of Self-Regulation; 1 Self-Regulation: Principles and Tools; 2 Expectancies, Values, Identities, and Self-Regulation; 3 Self-Regulation: Conceptual Issues and Relations to Developmental Outcomes in Childhood and Adolescence; 4 Effortful Control in Adolescence: Individual Differences within a Unique Developmental Window; Part II Historical and Biological Influences; 5 Historical Perspectives on Self-Regulation in Adolescence 6 Adolescence: Biology, Epidemiology, and Process Considerations7 Emotion Regulation and Primate Sociality; Part III Neural Mechanisms; 8 The Neural Underpinnings of Adolescent Risk-Taking: The Roles of Reward-Seeking, Impulse Control, and Peers; 9 Development of the Social Brain in Adolescence; 10 The Role of Reflection in Promoting Adolescent Self-Regulation; Part IV Peer and Parent Relationships; 11 Goals and Goal Pursuit in the Context of Adolescent-Parent Relationships; 12 Self-Regulation and Adolescent Substance Use; 13 The Cultural Context of Adolescent Self-Regulation Part V Interventions14 Rumination and Self-Regulation in Adolescence; 15 Promoting Youth Self-Regulation through Psychotherapy: Redesigning Treatments to Fit Complex Youths in Clinical Care; 16 Parent-Based Interventions to Reduce Adolescent Problem Behaviors: New Directions for Self-Regulation Approaches; Author Index; Subject Index During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents face a unique set of challenges that accompany increased independence and responsibility. This volume combines cutting-edge research in the field of adolescence and the field of motivation and self-regulation to shed new light on these challenges and the self-regulation tools that could most effectively address them. Leading scholars discuss general principles of the adolescent period across a wide variety of areas, including interpersonal relationships, health and achievement. Their interdisciplinary approach covers perspectives from history, anthropology and primatology, as well as numerous subdisciplines of psychology - developmental, educational, social, clinical, motivational, cognitive and neuropsychological. Self-Regulation in Adolescence stresses practical applications, making it a valuable resource not only for scholars, but also for adolescents and their family members, teachers, social workers and health professionals who seek to support them. It presents useful strategies that adolescents can adopt themselves and raises important questions for future research.