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Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7879-7809-9
480 pages
December 2009, Jossey-Bass
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The second edition of Student Development in College will help student affairs practitioners understand the developmental challenges facing today's college students. It will provide scholars with a comprehensive and inclusive overview of the most important student development theories and related research, including new approaches with which they may not be familiar, particularly related to social identity development. Most importantly, it will assist student affairs professionals in designing individual, group, and institutional approaches to work more effectively with students at various developmental levels and to facilitate student growth.

This second edition includes the "foundational theories" of student development found in the first edition, but also offers newer integrative social identity theories that look at student development in a more holistic way. These theories are critical for understanding the diverse student populations of the twenty-first century.



Part One: Understanding and Using Student Development Theory

Part Two: Foundational Theories

Part Three: Integrative Theories

Part Four: Social Identity Development


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Table of Contents

Figures and Exhibit ix

The Authors xiii

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxiii

Part One: Understanding and Using Student Development Theory 1

1 Definitions and Historical Roots of Student Development 5

2 Using Student Development Theory 22

Part Two: Foundational Theories 41

3 Psychosocial Identity Development 47

4 Chickering’s Theory of Identity Development 64

5 Perry’s Theory of Intellectual and Ethical Development 82

6 Moral Development Theory 99

7 Later Cognitive Structural Theories 119

8 Kolb’s Theory of Experiential Learning 136

Part Three: Integrative Theories 153

9 Ecological Approaches to College Student Development 157

10 Development of Self-Authorship 176

11 Development of Faith and Spirituality 194

12 Schlossberg’s Transition Theory 212

Part Four: Social Identity Development 227

13 Social Identity: Concepts and Overview 233

14 Racial Identity Development 252

15 Ethnic Identity and Acculturation 271

16 Multiracial Identity Development 288

17 Sexual Identity Development 305

18 Gender and Gender Identity Development 327

Part Five: Concluding Reflections 347

19 Using Theories in Combination 349

20 Final Thoughts and Future Directions 359

References 373

Index 433

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