Adolescent Risk Behavior and Self-Regulation

A Cybernetic Perspective

Authors: Resch, Franz, Parzer, Peter

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  • Presents adolescent risk behaviour in the context of developmental tasks and social adaptation
  • Describes functional contextualism from a cybernetic perspective
  • Discusses the new morbidity comprising the problems of the zeitgeist
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This book is based on the idea that increasing juvenile risk behaviours – like substance abuse, nonsuicidal self-injury, and antisocial or suicidal behaviour – allow adolescents to fulfill developmental tasks like identity-formation and regulation of self-worth. Narcissistic self-exploitation, mobility tasks, flexibility and the challenges of new media exert social pressure on parental figures, distracting and putting strain on their mental resources, which in turn changes and even destroys the emotional dialogue with their offspring. If children themselves experience neglect and lack of emotional bonding - resulting in a lack of self-regulating capacities – risk behaviours are the consequence.

The book combines different views in the psychological, social and metatheoretical domains. It consists of three parts: developmental problems of young people, diagnosis of risk behaviours in the nosological framework, and presentation of new morbidity with an increase in symptom prevalence. The book also discusses the threat of the acceleration of social processes and the risks of postmodern society.

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Prof. Dr. med. Franz Resch: scientific and clinical education  at Vienna university in the field of psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Since 1993 chair for child and adolescent psychiatry at the medical faculty of the university of Heidelberg. Head of the child and adolescent psychiatry clinic at the university hospital Heidelberg. 2001-2003 chairman of the German Society of child and adolescent psychiatry. 1999-2013 chairman of the German League for the Child. Scientific interests: developmental psychopathology, adolescence, trauma, risk behaviour and personality development.

Dipl. Psych. Peter Parzer: Degree of psychology from the University of Vienna. Since 1993 biometrician at the clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry, medical faculty of the University of Heidelberg. Scientific interests: Statistical methodology, control theory, cybernetics.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adolescent Risk Behavior and Self-Regulation
Book Subtitle
A Cybernetic Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69955-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69955-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69954-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 127
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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