OBJECTIVES AND METHODS.
Causal Concepts and Their Testing (M. Rutter).
Individual Development and Social Change (G. Caprara & M. Rutter).
CHANGING CONDITIONS AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT.
Changing Family Patterns in Western Europe: Opportunity and Risk Factors for Adolescent Development (L. Hess).
Living Conditions in the Twentieth Century (D. Smith).
Media and Problem Behaviours in Young People (E. Wartella).
THE TARGET DISORDERS.
Youth Crime and Conduct Disorders: Trends, Patterns and Causal Explanations (D. Smith).
Secular Trends in Substance Use: Concepts and Data on the Impact of Social Change on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (R. Silbereisen, et al.).
Depressive Disorders: Time Trends and Possible Explanatory Mechanisms (E. Fombonne).
Time Trends in Psychosocial Disorders of Youth (D. Smith & M. Rutter).
Towards Causal Explanations of Time Trends in Psychosocial Disorders of Youth (M. Rutter & D. Smith).