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In addition to his main areas of emerging adulthood and tobacco-related issues, Dr. Arnett has written on a wide variety of other topics. Some of his most frequently cited and requested books and chapters are available below. 

Risk Behavior


Journal of Drug Issues, 2005

The developmental context of substance abuse in emerging adulthood. Download this article (pdf).

Injury Prevention, 2002

Developmental sources of crash risk in young drivers.  Download this article (pdf).

Current Directions in Psychological Science, 1995

The young and the reckless: Adolescent reckless behavior.  Download this article (pdf).

Personality and Individual Differences, 1994

Sensation seeking: A new conceptualization and a new scale. Download this article (.pdf).

Child Development, 1993

Cultural bases of risk behavior: Danish adolescents.  Download this article (pdf).

Developmental Review, 1992

Reckless behavior in adolescence: A developmental perspective. Download this article (pdf).

Developmental Review, 1992

Socialization and adolescent reckless behavior: A reply to Jessor.  Download this article (pdf).


Kid stuff: Marketing sex and violence to America's youth, 2003

Music at the edge: Popular music and adolescents' pursuit of the transgressive.  Download this chapter (pdf).

Sexual Teens, Sexual Media, 2002

The sounds of sex: Sex in teens' music and music videos.  Download this chapter (pdf).

Youth & Society, 1991

Adolescents and heavy metal music: From the mouths of metalheads.  Download this chapter (pdf).



American Psychologist, 2002

The psychology of globalization.  Download this article (pdf).


Development and Experience: A festschrift in honor of Sandra Wood Scarr, 2009

Toward a cultural-developmental stage theory of the life course. (k. McCartney & R. Weinberg, Editors). Download this article (pdf).

Handbook of Socialization, 2007

Socialization in emerging adulthood: From the family to the wider world, from socialization to self-socialization. (J. Grusec & P. Hastings, Editors). Download this article (pdf).

Journal of Marriage and Family, 1995

Broad and narrow socialization: The family in the context of a social theory.  Download this article (pdf).

G. Stanley Hall


History of Psychology, 2006

G. Stanley Hall's Adolescence: A centennial appraisal: Introduction.   Download this article (pdf).

G. Stanley Hall's Adolescence: Brilliance and nonsense.  Download this article (pdf).



American Psychologist, 2009

The neglected 95%, a challenge to psychology's philosophy of science. Download this article (pdf).

American Psychologist, 2008

The neglected 95%: Why American psychology needs to become less American. Download this article (pdf).

The ones we remember: Scholars reflect on teachers who made a difference (F. Pajares and T. Urdan, Editors), 2008

Passing the torch: The legacy of great teachers. Download this article (.pdf).

American Psychologist, 1999

Adolescent storm and stress.  Download this article (pdf).

For articles on emerging adulthood by other scholars, visit www.ssea.org