Adolescence in a journey to …hood. This book examines the ways in which young people navigate through this period in their lives, and the consequences their efforts have on their well-being. The contributors to this volume discuss the tools adolescents construct to direct their lives along the path to …hood, the kinds of identities and self-concepts they develop during this process, and the role of parents and peers throughout this journey.This book offers a new perspective on issues discussed previously in adolescent research, such as identity development, problem behaviors, family relationships, and education. It provides a new outlook and research findings not only for students and researchers in this field, but for all people who are interested in deepening their understanding of adolescent development in a variety of cross-cultural contexts.
Immunology, the third volume in the four volume set, The Mouse in Biomedical Research, is a completely new addition to this series, dedicated to mouse immunology. It is based on the vast body of knowledge which has made the mouse the model of choice when studying immunity in man. Arguably more is known about the immune system in mice than any other species except man. In large part this is due to the power of genetic engineering to delineate molecular mechanisms. In this volume we present an Overview to mouse immunology, including both the innate and adaptive immune systems, followed by 15 chapters, each dealing with a specific area of immunology in the mouse. These chapters il…rate the power of genetic engineering in dissecting each component of the immune response from the development of lymphoid tissues to signal transduction pathways in activated cells.