Journal Issues

Viium, N., Wreder-Ferrer, L. A., Lansford, J. E., & Jensen, L. A. (Eds.). (2023). Positive youth development, mental health, and psychological well-being in diverse youth. Frontiers in Psychology.

This special issue focuses on the development of psychological competencies and skills of culturally diverse adolescents and emerging adults. The issue highlights understudied groups across the world.

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Jensen, L. A., & Chen, X. (Eds.). (2013). Adolescent development in a diverse and changing world: Special section. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23.

Cultural and contextual perspectives provide an understanding of universal and unique patterns of adolescent development. The articles in this special section show how this is vital for theory and research in today’s diverse and changing world, and for interventions with adolescents within and across countries.

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Jensen, L. A., & Flanagan, C. A. (Eds.). (2008). Immigrant civic engagement: New translations. Applied Developmental Science, 12. New York: Taylor & Francis.

This special issue examines the nature of civic engagement in immigrant youth in the United States—a hereto virtually unexamined phenomenon. The issue brings together experts on immigration, civic involvement and developmental processes from several different disciplines. Chapters with new empirical research are followed by commentaries from three renowned scholars in this area.

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Jensen L. A., & Larson, R. W. (Eds.). (2005). New horizons in developmental theory and research. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 109. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

This volume brings together cutting-edge scholars who report on new and promising work within their diverse specialty areas. The first section examines the cultural dimension of development and includes proposals for new methods and theories in work with diverse cultural groups. The second section highlights how children and adolescents develop in and interact with multiple contexts, including family, friends, media, and civic institutions. The third addresses biological and environmental bases of emotional and cognitive self-regulation.

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