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Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, Volume 1, Theory and Method, 7th Edition

Richard M. Lerner (Editor-in-Chief), Willis F. Overton (Volume Editor), Peter C. M. Molenaar (Volume Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-13677-5
883 pages
April 2015
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The essential reference for human development theory, updated and reconceptualized

The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work to which all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now in its Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been considered the definitive guide to the field of developmental science.

Volume 1, Theory and Method, presents a rich mix of classic and contemporary theoretical perspectives, but the dominant views throughout are marked by an emphasis on the dynamic interplay of all facets of the developmental system across the life span, incorporating the range of biological, cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, and ecological levels of analysis. Examples of the theoretical approaches discussed in the volume include those pertinent to human evolution, self regulation, the development of dynamic skills, and positive youth development. The research, methodological, and applied implications of the theoretical models discussed in the volume are presented.

  • Understand the contributions of biology, person, and context to development within the embodied ecological system
  • Discover the relations among individual, the social world, culture, and history that constitute human development
  • Examine the methods of dynamic, developmental research
  • Learn person-oriented methodological approaches to assessing developmental change

The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the four volumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science is in the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shift that involves increasingly greater understanding of how to describe, explain, and optimize the course of human life for diverse individuals living within diverse contexts. This Handbook is the definitive reference for educators, policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, Seventh Edition vii

Preface xv

Volume 1 Preface xxiii

Contributors xxv

1 CONCEPTS, THEORY, AND METHOD IN DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE: A VIEW OF THE ISSUES 1
Willis F. Overton and Peter C. M. Molenaar

2 PROCESSES, RELATIONS, AND RELATIONAL-DEVELOPMENTAL-SYSTEMS 9
Willis F. Overton

3 DYNAMIC SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE 63
David C. Witherington

4 DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THINKING, FEELING, AND ACTING 113
Michael F. Mascolo and Kurt W. Fischer

5 BIOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT, AND HUMAN SYSTEMS 162
Robert Lickliter and Hunter Honeycutt

6 ETHOLOGY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 208
Patrick Bateson

7 NEUROSCIENCE, EMBODIMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT 244
Peter J. Marshall

8 THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGENCY 284
Bryan W. Sokol, Stuart I. Hammond, Janet Kuebli, and Leah Sweetman

9 DIALECTICAL MODELS OF SOCIALIZATION 323
Leon Kuczynski and Jan De Mol

10 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE 369
Jayanthi Mistry and Ranjana Dutta

11 EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONSCIOUSNESS 407
Michael Lewis

12 DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONAL AND CULTURAL IDENTITIES 452
Michael J. Chandler and William L. Dunlop

13 MORAL DEVELOPMENT 484
Elliot Turiel

14 DEVELOPMENT AND SELF-REGULATION 523
Megan M. McClelland, G. John Geldhof, Claire E. Cameron, and Shannon B. Wanless

15 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 566
E. Mark Cummings and Kristin Valentino

16 POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND RELATIONAL-DEVELOPMENTAL-SYSTEMS 607
Richard M. Lerner, Jacqueline V. Lerner, Edmond P. Bowers, and G. John Geldhof

17 SYSTEMS METHODS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH 652
Peter C. M. Molenaar and John R. Nesselroade

18 NEUROSCIENTIFIC METHODS WITH CHILDREN 683
Michelle de Haan

19 MIXED METHODS IN DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE 713
Patrick H. Tolan and Nancy L. Deutsch

20 GROWTH CURVE MODELING AND LONGITUDINAL FACTOR ANALYSIS 758
Nilam Ram and Kevin J. Grimm

21 PERSON-ORIENTED METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES 789
Alexander von Eye, Lars R. Bergman, and Chueh-An Hsieh

Author Index 843

Subject Index 869

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Reviews

"There is a palpable sense of excitement from the editors of each volume that this is a critical period in the development of the field. The four volumes are edited by leading scholars in the field, who have carefully selected the volumes' contributing authors for their ability to summarise their topics succinctly, and tease out the issues that are likely to be the focus of research in the coming period. As with previous editions, this new edition of the Handbook will be a lodestar for practitioners and researchers in the field."
Diane FitzMaurice, Library Information Supervisor, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

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