Social Development

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-08-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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This new text provides psychologists with a comprehensive, scholarly, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of theoretical insights and empirical findings in the field of social development. It conveys the excitement of recent advances along with the accumulated knowledge that forms the basis of the field. The Research Up Close feature examines a single study or set of studies in more detail to provide them with a fuller appreciation of the methodological complexities of research. Examples are presented on how basic science is translated into real-world applications. Cultural Context sections demonstrate how culture shapes the behaviors and beliefs of children and adults. Psychologists will also gain a better understanding of cultural variation, both among societies around the world and within our own society.

Table of Contents

Theories, Themes, and Tools for Discovery
Introduction: Theories of Social Development
Research Methods: Tools for Discovery
Early Tasks of Social Development
Biological Foundations: Genes, Temperament, and More
Attachment: Learning to Love
Emotions: Thoughts about Feelings
Self and Other: Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know You
Contexts of Social Development
Family: Early and Enduring Influences
Peers: The Wider World of Social Development
Schools and Media: Children in an Electronic Age
Processes and Products of Social Development
Sex and Gender: Vive la Différence?
Morality: Knowing Right, Doing Good
Aggression: Insult and Injury
Policy and Prospects
Policy: Improving Children's Lives
Overarching Themes: Integrating Social Development
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