Über den Autor
Anna-Karin Andershed, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in psychology at Örebro University, Sweden. Her current research interests are adjustment and socialization processes from a life-span perspective with a special focus on girls and women, the development of antisocial behavior and aggression, structured assessment of risk and protective factors, and interventions, where she combines basic and applied research. She is the PI of two large scale longitudinal projects - the IDA program and the SOFIA study, and has developed an instrument for structured assessment of children with or at risk for normbreaking behavior, ESTER-assessment. She is also currently the Head of the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Örebro University.
Chapter 1. Girls at Risk in their own Right; Anna-Karin Andershed.- Chapter 2. Adolescent and Adult Implications of Girls' Pubertal Timing; Therése Skoog.- Chapter 3. Eating Disorders and Self-Esteem; Elisabeth Welch, Ata Ghaderi; Chapter 4. Prevention of Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescent Girls; Britt-Marie Treutiger, Lene Lindberg.- Chapter 5. Understanding Violence in Girls With Substance Misuse Problems; Bonamy R. Oliver, Sheilagh Hodgins.- Chapter 6. Life-Span Continuity in Female Aggression and Violence; Anna-Karin Andershed, Debra J. Pepler.- Chapter 7. A Life Course Perspective on Girls' Criminality; Marie Torstensson Levander, Frida Andersson, Sten Levander.- Chapter 8. What Works For Girls With Conduct Problems?; Pia Enebrink.- Chapter 9. The Trouble With "Troubled Girls"; Margareta Hydén, Carolina Øverlien.
Takes a broad approach to describing girls' development and problems - as children, teenagers, and as adult womenProvides a longitudinal, research-into-practice perspective on girls' development, from childhood to adulthood, with an emphasis on adolescenceOffers high-quality empirical longitudinal studies by well-known authors within their respective fieldsDescribes girls' life situations in a Scandinavian country with a reputation of gender equality and high standard of living