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

ISBN: 978-1-118-01290-1
480 pages
April 2011, 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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Figures and Exhibits.

The Authors.



Part One. Understanding and Using Student Development Theory.

1. Definitions and Historical Roots of Student Development.

2. Using Student Development Theory.

Part Two. Foundational Theories.

3. Psychosocial Identity Development.

4. Chickering's Theory of Identity Development.

5. Perry's Theory of Intellectual and Ethical Development.

6. Moral Development Theory.

7. Later Cognitive Structural Theories.

8. Kolb's Theory of Experiential Learning.

Part Three. Integrative Theories.

9. Ecological Approaches to College Student Development.

10. Development of Self-Authorship.

11. Development of Faith and Spirituality.

12. Schlossberg's Transition Theory.

Part Four. Social Identity Development.

13. Social Identity: Concepts and Overview.

14. Racial Identity Development.

15. Ethnic Identity Development and Acculturation.

16. Multiracial Identity Development.

17. Sexual Identity Development.

18. Gender and Gender Identity Development.

Part Five. Concluding Reflections.

19. Using Theories in Combination.

20. Concluding Thoughts and Future Directions.



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Transition Guide (PDF): This content overview will help you transition your course to the current edition.
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