Conflict in Child and Adolescent Development

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This book is unique in focusing on the role of conflict in psychological and social development: the hows, whens, wheres, and whys of conflict in everyday life. A major theme of Conflict in Child and Adolescent Development is how the management of conflict can enhance the psychological growth of individuals and strengthen relationships among people.

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"Despite the plethora of research on childhood aggression and family conflict, efforts to design and implement effective interventions have not been as numerous. The book emphasizes that conflict intervention should help make conflict functional, rather than extinguish conflict altogether...a valuable resource for understanding the vital roles conflict and conflict resolution play in children's lives." Melissa Allen, Childhood Education

"... emphasizes that conflict intervention should help make conflict functional, rather than extinguish conflict altogether...a valuable resource for understanding the vital roles conflict and conflict resolution play in children's lives." Melissa Allen, Childhood Education

"The editors of this book have created a scholarly, yet eminently readable work that provides a comprehensive and comprehensible coverage of the current knowledge on conflict and development. This is not an ordinary 'review of literature' approach; the contributors of this volume have illuminated what is currently known about conflict and development by delineating what is especially important to learn in the future....Academicians and researchers as well as clinicians should benefit from this material whether it is used as a graduate level text or to provide researchers with hypotheses for studying the role of conflict in human development." Phyllis A. Heath, Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography

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Table of Contents

Preface; List of contributors; Conflict and development: an introduction Carolyn U. Shantz and Willard W. Hartup; Part I. Conflict and the Processes of Development: 1. Theoretical perspectives on conflict and development Jaan Valsiner and Robert B. Cairns; 2. The education of reason: cognitive conflict and its role in intellectual development Michael Chapman and Michelle L. McBride; 3. Conflict and the development of social understanding Judy Dunn and Cheryl Slomkowski; 4. Conflict talk: approaches to adversative discourse Catherine Garvey and Carolyn U. Shantz; 5. Conflict and emotions in marital, sibling, and peer relationships Lynn Fainsilber Katz, Laurie Kramer and John M. Gottman; Part II. Conflict and Interpersonal Relationships: 6. The social structure of early conflict: interaction, relationships, and alliances Hildy S. Ross and Cheryl L. Conant; 7. Conflict and friendship relations Willard W. Hartup; 8. Conflict and relationships during adolescence W. Andrew Collins and Brett Laursen; 9. Conflicts between siblings Deborah Lowe Vandell and Mark Dixon Bailey; 10. Family conflicts and their developmental implications: a conceptual analysis of meanings for the structure of relationships Robert E. Emery; Part III. Conflict and Developmental Adaptations: 11. Conflict and the development of antisocial behavior David G. Perry, Louise C. Perry and Elizabeth Kennedy; 12. Conflict management and social competence Martha Putallaz and Blair H. Sheppard; 13. Conflict and group relations Frances E. Aboud; 14. Conflict and child maltreatment Patricia Minuchin; 15. Intervention programs for the management of conflict Wyndol Furman and Elizabeth L. McQuaid; Author index; Subject index.

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