Contains papers from a November 1996 conference designed to examine how competence can be improved in the different stages of the lifespan. Topics include lessons from coping with cancer, emotional competence and development, socioemotional and cognitive competence in infancy, adolescent use and abuse of alcohol, self-regulation, strategies for maintaining competence in later maturity, and political and scientific models of development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Emergent Themes in Studying Competence Across the Lifespan: An Introduction; D. Pushkar, D. Stack. Competence Across the Lifespan: Lessons from Coping with Cancer; B. Compas. Socioemotional and Cognitive Competence in Infancy: Paradigms, Assessment Strategies and Implications for Intervention; D.M. Stack. The Socialization of Socioemotional Competence; N. Eisenberg. The Socialization of Children's Emotional and Social Behavior by Day Care Educators; D.White. Competence: A Short History of the Future of an Idea; W.Bukowski. Adolescent Use and Abuse of Alcohol; F.E. Aboud. Self-Regulation as a Key to Success in Life; R. Baumeister. Improving Competence Across the Lifespan: Of Sows's Ears and Pygmalion's; A.E.Schwartzman. Responding to the Challenges of Late Life: Strategies for Maintaining and Enhancing Competence; S. Bieman-Copland. Interventions to Improve Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Competence in Late Maturity; D. Puskhar. Political and Scientific Models of Development; A. Sameroff. Improving Competence - Is It Ethical to Consider Cost? F.H. Lowy. Index.