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Child and Adolescent Development: An Advanced Course

ISBN: 978-0-470-17657-3
816 pages
March 2008, ©2008
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This advanced text for psychology, human development, and education provides students with state-of-the-art overviews of the discipline in an accessible, affordable format. Unique both in the depth of its coverage and in the timeliness of the research that it presents, this comprehensive text conveys the field of child and adolescent development through the voices of scientists who themselves are now shaping the field.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction.

1. The Scientific Study of Child and Adolescent Development: Forefront Issues in the Field Today (William Damon and Richard M. Lerner).

Part II: Biological Foundations.

2. Neural Bases of Cognitive Development (Charles A. Nelson III, Kathleen M. Thomas, and Michelle de Haan).

3. Temperament (Mary K. Rothbart and John E. Bates).

Part III: Parental and Peer Relations.

4. Socialization in the Family (Ross D. Parke and Raymond Buriel).

Part IV: Personality, Self, and Self-Concept.

5. Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups (Kenneth H. Rubin, William M. Bukowski, Jeffrey G. Parker and Julie C. Bowker).

6. Personality Development (Rebecca L. Shiner and Avshalom Caspi).

7. The Self (Susan Harter).

Part V: Language and Thought.

8. Acquiring Linguistic Constructions (Michael Tomasello).

9. Conceptual Development (Susan A. Gelman and Charles W. Kalish).

10. Development in the Arts: Drawing and Music (Ellen Winner).

Part VI: Emotion and Motivation.

11. Emotional Development: Action, Communication, and Understanding

(Carolyn Saarni, Joseph J. Campos, Linda A. Camras, and David Witherington).

12. Development of Achievement Motivation (Allan Wigfield, Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Robert Roeser, and Ulrich Schiefele).

Part VII: Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, and Moral Development.

13. Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Youth (Kenneth A. Dodge, John D. Coie, and Donald Lynam).

14. The Development of Morality (Elliot Turiel).

Part VIII: Adolescence.

15. The Second Decade: What Develops and How (Deanna Kuhn and Sam Franklin).

16. Adolescent Development in Interpersonal Context (W. Andrew Collins and Laurence Steinberg).

Part IX: Diversity in Development.

17. Cultural and Cognitive Development (Michael Cole).

18. Gender Development (Sheri A. Berenbaum, Carol Lynn Martin, and Diane N. Ruble).

19. Phenomenology and Ecological Systems Theory: Development of Diverse Groups (Margaret Beale Spencer).

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Author Information

William Damon, PhD, is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, the Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, and a Professor of Education at Stanford University. He has written several books, many book chapters, and numerous articles on child development and adolescence.

Richard M. Lerner, PhD, is Bergstrom Chair in Applied Develop-mental Science at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University. He is the author or editor of many publications, including the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition, with William Damon (Wiley). Dr. Lerner is also a past editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Prominent researchers offer state of the art overviews of key areas within developmental psychology in 20 accessible, brief chapters.
  • Covers the biological, social, cognitive, emotional, and moral aspects of development as well as diversity and applied topics such as the promotion of prosocial development.
  • Incorporating the advice of instructors from a variety of schools, Damon and Lerner chose chapters from the HCP that best match syllabi for advanced courses in developmental psychology and had them condensed and edited to suit the needs of students.
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"This timely volume brings together cutting edge contributions to our increasingly diverse field, providing insights and advances in theory, research and practice. A must read."
Cynthia Garcia Coll, PhD, Charles Pitt Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor, Brown University

"This is a superb compilation that makes much of the best contemporary work in child and adolescent development accessible to the next generation of developmental scholars."
Lynn S. Liben, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, Editor, Child Development

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