This report summarizes the major themes discussed at the workshop.2 It begins with an overview of what adolescence is and current views of the processes that shape development in the second decade of life. It explores the transdisciplinary research issues already presented in this field, as well as issues raised in discussions of goals for the field’s future. A closing section describes the presenters’ thoughts on the feasibility of launching an in-depth contextual study that could more firmly establish connections among the many fields of study concerned with adolescence.


The themes have been shaped to produce a readable narrative, but this summary is confined to what was discussed during the workshop or presented in the papers submitted by the presenters.

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