Pathways Of Human Development

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Pathways of Human Development uses theoretical perspectives from developmental, social, and behavioral sciences to examine the many ways that individuals, families, and communities intersect and interface. Focusing on the impact of change on human development, including its antecedents, processes, and consequences, the chapters examine a range of topics such as health and adaptation; social anxiety disorder; protective factors and risk behaviors; parent-child relationships; adolescent sexuality; intergenerational relationships; family stress and adaptation; and community resilience. By extending human development theorizing across these pivotal life-changing issues, this volume offers a comprehensive map of the trajectories of development among individuals, families, and communities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739136867
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay A. Mancini is senior research fellow, Institute for Society, Culture and Environment and professor of human development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Karen A. Roberto is director of the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment and the Center for Gerontology, and professor of human development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I. Human Development, Contexts, and Change Chapter 2 Chapter 1. A Roadmap for Understanding Human Development, Contexts, and Change Part 3 Part II. Individuals, Challenges, and Trajectories Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Positive Turning Points in the Dynamics of Change over the Life Course Chapter 5 Chapter 3. "We Lost Touch of Who Each Other Was": Swift Transformations in Close Relationships Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Change and Continuity in Young People's Lives: Biography in Context Chapter 7 Chapter 5. African American Female Adolescent Sexuality: Creating Change Using an Ecological-Womanist Lens Chapter 8 Chapter 6. Social Anxiety Disorder in Youth: An Ecological-Developmental Perspective Chapter 9 Chapter 7. Risk and Protective Factors for Drug Use among American Youth Chapter 10 Chapter 8. Placing Developmental Paradigms in Context: Health and Adaptation in Late Life Part 11 Part III. Families, Relationships, and Transitions Chapter 12 Chapter 9. Dialectics and Transactional Models: Conceptualizing Antecedents, Processes, and Consequences of Change in Parent-Child Relationships Chapter 13 Chapter 10. The Dynamic Cultural Context of Emotional Socialization Chapter 14 Chapter 11. Transformation and Change: Parenting in Chinese Societies Chapter 15 Chapter 12. Becoming a Parent Again: An Exploration of Transformation Among Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Chapter 16 Chapter 13. Exploring Processes of Family Stress and Adaptation: An Expanded Model Part 17 Part IV: Society, Systems, and Interventions Chapter 18 Chapter 14. Community Resilience: A Social Organization Theory of Action and Change Chapter 19 Chapter 15. The Dynamics of Families, Social Capital and Social Change: A Critical Case Study Chapter 20 Chapter 16. Psychosocial Impact of Illness: A Transformative Experience Chapter 21 Chapter 17. Toward an Integrative Theory of Care: Formal and Informal Intersections Chapter 22 Chapter 18. From Welfare to Well-Being: Turning Things Around Among Homeless Veterans Part 23 Part V: Theorizing Human Development and Change Chapter 24 Chapter 19. Theorizing about Human Development: Identifying Antecedents, Processes and Consequences of Change

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