Consortium on Individual Development


Book on Adolescent Development by Wim Meeus

Prof. dr. Wim Meeus

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Wim Meeus published a book on Adolescent Development. Longitudinal Research into the Self, Personal Relationships, and Psychopathology.

The book overviews the longitudinal study of adolescent development. It offers a comprehensive introduction to theories on adolescent development, and a non-statistical overview of longitudinal models used to study development. Key topics include the development of the self, adolescent identity and personality; parent-adolescent relationships; friendships; and psychosocial problems such as anxiety, depression, delinquency, aggression and substance use.

Meeus identifies fundamental patterns of adolescent development to determine why most adolescents develop into mature and organized individuals, whilst a substantial minority show an inability to mature.