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Being Adolescent

Conflict And Growth In The Teenage Years

By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, By Reed Larson

About the Book

To find out what teenagers' lives are like, two psychologists gave beepers to seventy-five adolescents, signaled them at random, and asked them to record their thoughts and feelings as they sat in classrooms, socialized with friends, and ate dinner with their families. The result is a unique and detailed portrait of the day-to-day world of the average American teenager that offers valuable new insights for parents, psychologists, and educators.

About the Author

Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi is professor of psychology and education at the University of Chicago. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestselling Flow, The Evolving Self, Creativity, and Being Adolescent.

Reed Larson is assistant professor of human development and family ecology at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign and director of the Laboratory for the Study of Adolescence at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.