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Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume I, Wellbeing in Children and Families

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume I, Wellbeing in Children and Families

Cary L. Cooper (Editor-in-Chief), Susan H. Landry (Associate Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-71634-2

Feb 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

464 pages



This is a wide-ranging look at the factors which positively and negatively affect the wellbeing of children and families.

  • Discusses core developmental competencies for later life, the role of the family, the impact of different settings, and factors associated with lower levels of wellbeing
  • Brings together the latest research from leaders in the field of child development
  • Outlines important recommendations for families, caregivers, educators, social workers, and policymakers to assure and increase child wellbeing
  • Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences

About the Editors ix

Contributors xi

Full Contents of Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xiii

Introduction to Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xxvii

1 Introduction 1
Susan H. Landry

Part 1 The Development of Early Social and Cognitive Skills Important for Child Wellbeing 5

2 Children's Self-Regulation and Executive Control: Critical for Later Years 7
Caron A. C. Clark, Miriam M. Martinez, Jennifer Mize Nelson, Sandra A. Wiebe, and Kimberly Andrews Espy

3 Children's Emotion Regulation in Classroom Settings 37
C. Cybele Raver

4 Early Math and Literacy Skills: Key Predictors of Later School Success 55
Greg J. Duncan, Chantelle Dowsett, and Joshua F. Lawrence

5 Children's Intrinsic Motivation to Learn: Does It Decline over Time and, If So, Why? 73
Verena Freiberger and Birgit Spinath

Part 2 Parenting and Children's Development 89

6 Parents' Role in Infants' Language Development and Emergent Literacy 91
Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, Rufan Luo, and Lulu Song

7 Can Parents Be Supported to Use a Responsive Interaction Style with Young Children? 111
Susan H. Landry

8 Parenting and Executive Function: Positive and Negative Influences 131
Claire Hughes, Gabriela Roman, and Rosie Ensor

9 The Nature of Effective Parenting: Some Current Perspectives 157
Joan E. Grusec, Dilek Saritas¸, and Ella Daniel

10 Parenting and Early Intervention: The Impact on Children's Social and Emotional Skill Development 179
Catherine C. Ayoub, Jessical Dym Bartlett, and Mallary I. Swartz

Part 3 School and Child Care: Settings that Impact Child and Family Wellbeing 211

11 High-Risk Home and Child-Care Environments and Children's Social-Emotional Outcomes 213
Lisa S. Badanes and Sarah Enos Watamura

12 Classroom Peer Relations as a Context for Social and Scholastic Development 243
Gary W. Ladd, Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd, and Casey M. Sechler

13 The Importance of Quality Prekindergarten Programs for Promoting School Readiness Skills 271
Andrew J. Mashburn

14 Consistent Environmental Stimulation from Birth to Elementary School: The Combined Contribution of Different Settings on School Achievement 297
Robert C. Pianta

Part 4 Stress and Family and Child Wellbeing 321

15 Poverty, Public Policy, and Children's Wellbeing 323
Aletha C. Huston

16 Early Life Stress and Neurobehavioral Development 345
Sarah Stellern and Megan R. Gunnar

17 Neighborhood Effects and Young Children's Outcomes 361
Dafna Kohen and Leanne Findlay

18 The Family Check-Up: A Tailored Approach to Intervention with High-Risk Families 385
Anne M. Gill, Thomas J. Dishion, and Daniel S. Shaw

Index 407

""The Guide’s major strengths are its breadth and depth with reviews of the literature, case studies, empirical findings, historical reflections, and future guidance. Scientists working on any subfield can now see how their work informs other fields and ideas for interdisciplinary projects."" (PsycCRITIQUES, March 2015)

""I would recommend this book for acquisition. Each volume has its own ISBN and there are volume indexes, rather than a master index, so specialist libraries could purchase individual volumes. The different volumes hang together well however, so I would recommend getting the set if possible. This set has arrived on the crest of a wave of academic and, to a lesser extent, public interest. Academic libraries catering for courses in psychology, health-related subjects, education, social policy or economics will all find useful material here."" (Reference Reviews, 2014)

“This series could complement a variety of libraries, such as a home or personal library, office, or academic setting. Wellbeing is a global topic that influences each individual. This series is a valuable resource.” (American Reference Books Annual, 1 June 2014)