Are today’s young people more stressed, anxious, distressed, or antisocial than they used to be? What does research tell us about the adolescent experience today and how it has changed over time? And how do trends in adolescent well-being since the 1970s relate to other changes in education, leisure, communities, and family life? Delving into topics such as stress, parenting, school experience, drug and alcohol use, neighborhoods, peers, and consumerism, Changing Adolescence explores how society-wide changes may affect young people’s behavior, mental health, and transitions toward adulthood.