DescriptionEdited by two leading scholars, Social Development in Childhood and Adolescence brings together the most significant classic and contemporary writings in this area to provide a comprehensive overview of this dynamic field.
- Provides all that is needed for teaching social development with the selection of key topics for a 13-week semester, an introductory chapter with an overview of the field and key questions, introductory text for each of 5 sections that contain 3 articles each for a total of 36 articles, with extra materials including discussion questions and classroom exercises
- Covers key topics such as genetics, temperament, attachment, prosocial development, theory of mind, peer relationships, morality, identity, social withdrawal, aggression, exclusion, stereotyping, parenting, and culture.
- Addresses issues related to culture, ethnicity, immigration, and diversity
- Provides a historical, conceptual, and theoretical overview of social development in the introductory chapter
- Includes introductory sections by the editors for each weekly topic which define key terms and highlights important conceptual issues
- Integrates helpful pedagogical material throughout: feature boxes highlight current hot topics and real-world applications; end-of-chapter questions, debate topics, and in-class exercises facilitate student understanding and classroom discussion
Part I: Introduction:
1. Social Development: Concepts, Theory, and Overview: Melanie Killen and Robert J. Coplan.
Part II: Foundations and Early Beginnings:.
2. Biological and Social-Cognitive of Emotions.
Temperament and Social Behavior in Childhood: Mary K. Rothbart, Stephan A. Ahadi, and Karen L. Hershey.
The Development of Concern for Others in Children with Behavior Problems: Paul D. Hastings, Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, JoAnn Robinson, Barbara Usher, and Dana Bridges.
Sympathy Through Affective Perspective Taking and Its Relation to Prosocial Behavior in Toddlers: Amrisha Vaish, Malinda Carpenter, and Michael Tomasello.
A Closer Look 1 Is Biology Destiny? The Contributions of Genetics to Social Development.
3. Parent–Child Attachment Relationships.
The Nature of the Child’s Ties: Jude Cassidy.
Attachment Security in Infancy and Early Adulthood: A Twenty-Year Longitudinal Study: Everett Waters, Susan Merrick, Dominique Treboux, Judith Crowell, and Leah Albersheim.
The Effects of Infant Child Care on Infant–Mother Attachment Security: Results of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care: NICHD Early Child Care Research Network.
A Closer Look 2 How Do I Love Thee? Attachment and Romantic Relationships.
4. Mental States and Theory of Mind.
Mind-Reading, Emotion Understanding, and Relationships: Judy Dunn.
Twelve-Month-Old Infants Interpret Action in Context: Amanda L. Woodward and Jessica A. Sommerville.
Scaling of Theory-of-Mind Tasks: Henry M. Wellman and David Liu.
A Closer Look 3 Autism and Theory of Mind: Understanding Others’ Beliefs, Desires, and Emotions.
Part III: Self, Relationships, and Social Groups:
5. Children’s Peer Relationships.
The Power of Friendship: Protection Against an Escalating Cycle of Peer Victimization: Ernest V. E. Hodges, Michel Boivin, Frank Vitaro, and William M. Bukowski.
Children’s Social Constructions of Popularity: A. Michele Lease, Charlotte A. Kennedy, and Jennifer L. Axelrod.
Group Status, Group Bias, and Adolescents’ Reasoning About the Treatment of Others in School Contexts: Stacey S. Horn.
A Closer Look 4 Leaders and Followers: Peer Pressure in Adolescence.
6. The Development of Morality.
The Development of Children’s Orientations toward Moral, Social, and Personal Orders: More than a Sequence in Development: Elliot Turiel.
Consistency and Development of Prosocial Dispositions: A Longitudinal Study: Nancy Eisenberg, Ivanna K. Guthrie, Bridget C. Murphy, Stephanie A. Shepard, Amanda Cumberland, and Gustavo Carlo.
Children’s Thinking About Diversity of Belief in the Early School Years: Judgments of Relativism, Tolerance, and Disagreeing Persons: Cecilia Wainryb, Leigh A. Shaw, Marcie Langley, Kim Cottam, and Renee Lewis.
A Closer Look 5 Learning the Moral of the Story: Education in the Moral Domain.
7. Self Identity and Group Identity.
Changes in Children’s Self-Competence and Values: Gender and Domain Differences Across Grades One through Twelve: Janis E. Jacobs, Stephanie Lanza, D. Wayne Osgood, Jacquelynne S. Eccles, and Allan Wigfield.
Ethnic Identity and the Daily Psychological Well-Being of Adolescents From Mexican and Chinese Backgrounds: Lisa Kiang, Tiffany Yip, Melinda Gonzales-Backen, Melissa Witkow, and Andrew J. Fuligni.
The Development of Subjective Group Dynamics: Children’s Judgments of Normative and Deviant In-Group and Out-Group Individuals: Dominic Abrams, Adam Rutland, and Lindsey Cameron.
A Closer Look 6 Who Am I and What Group Do I Belong to? Self Identity in the Context of Social Interactions.
Part IV: Peer Rejection and Exclusion:
8. Shyness and Social Withdrawal.
Don’t Fret, Be Supportive! Maternal Characteristics Linking Child Shyness to Psychosocial and School Adjustment in Kindergarten: Robert J. Coplan, Kimberley A. Arbeau, and Mandana Armer.
Trajectories of Social Withdrawal from Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence: Wonjung Oh, Kenneth H. Rubin, Julie C. Bowker, Cathryn Booth-LaForce, Linda Rose-Krasnor, and Brett Laursen.
Social Functioning and Adjustment in Chinese Children: The Imprint of Historical Time: Xinyin Chen, Guozhen Cen, Dan Li, and Yunfeng He.
A Closer Look 7 But I Like to Be Alone! Unsociability and the Benefits of Solitude.
9. Aggression and Bullying.
An Integrated Model of Emotion Processes and Cognition in Social Information Processing: Elizabeth A. Lemerise and William F. Arsenio.
A Short-Term Longitudinal Study of Growth of Relational Aggression during Middle Childhood: Associations with Gender, Friendship Intimacy, and Internalizing Problems: Dianna Murray-Close, Jamie M. Ostrov, and Nicki R. Crick.
A Peek Behind the Fence: Naturalistic Observations of Aggressive Children with Remote Audiovisual Recording: Debra J. Pepler and Wendy M. Craig.
A Closer Look 8 A Slap in the “Facebook”: The Study of Cyber-Bullying.
10. Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Exclusion.
Children’s Social Reasoning About Inclusion and Exclusion in Gender and Race Peer Group Contexts: Melanie Killen and Charles Stangor.
The Development and Consequences of Stereotype Consciousness in Middle Childhood: Clark McKown and Rhona S. Weinstein.
In-group and Out-group Attitudes of Ethnic Majority and Minority Children: Judith A. Griffiths and Drew Nesdale.
A Closer Look 9 Stereotyping and Discrimination: What Factors Help to Reduce Prejudice?.
Part V: Family, Community, and Culture:
11. Parenting Attitudes and Beliefs.
The Company They Keep: Relation of Adolescents’ Adjustment and Behavior to Their Friends’ Perceptions of Authoritative Parenting in the Social Network: Anne C. Fletcher, Nancy E. Darling, Laurence Steinberg, and Sanford M. Dornbusch.
Individual Differences in Adolescents’ Beliefs About the Legitimacy of Parental Authority and Their Own Obligation to Obey: A Longitudinal Investigation: Nancy Darling, Patricio Cumsille, and M. Loreto Martínez.
Domain-Specific Antecedents of Parental Psychological Control and Monitoring: The Role of Parenting Beliefs and Practices: Judith G. Smetana and Christopher Daddis.
A Closer Look 10 Bridging the Generation Gap: Promoting Healthy Parent–Adolescent Relationships.
12. Culture, Ethnicity, and Rights.
Parents’ Goals for Children: The Dynamic Coexistence of Individualism and Collectivism in Cultures and Individuals: Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, Niobe Way, Diane Hughes, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Ronit Kahana Kalman, and Erika Y. Niwa.
Muslim and Non-Muslim Adolescents’ Reasoning About Freedom of Speech and Minority Rights: Maykel Verkuyten and Luuk Slooter.
Chinese Adolescents’ Reasoning About Democratic and Authority-Based Decision Making in Peer, Family, and School Contexts: Charles C. Helwig, Mary Louise Arnold, Dingliang Tan, and Dwight Boyd.
A Closer Look 11 African-American Culture: Understanding the Past to Make Predictions About Development.