Persons in Context: Developmental Processes

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This volume brings together essays by a group of distinguished researchers that assess our progress in understanding the processes linking persons and contexts in the course of development. The contributors represent various disciplines, including developmental, personality, and clinical psychology; behavioral genetics; and sociology. They also are identified with a wide range of methodological approaches, including longitudinal studies, laboratory experiments, field observations, and the sequential analysis of ...
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Overview

This volume brings together essays by a group of distinguished researchers that assess our progress in understanding the processes linking persons and contexts in the course of development. The contributors represent various disciplines, including developmental, personality, and clinical psychology; behavioral genetics; and sociology. They also are identified with a wide range of methodological approaches, including longitudinal studies, laboratory experiments, field observations, and the sequential analysis of social interactions.
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On human development in an evolving social context. Presents recent advances in theory and research on two central topics: how environments influence individuals in the course of development and how individuals select and shape the environments that influence their development. For workers in developmental psychology, personality, social psychology, family sociology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Preface; 1. Development in context: research perspectives Niall Bolger, Avshalom Caspi, Geraldine Downey and Martha Moorehouse; 2. Interacting systems in human development. Research paradigms: present and future Urie Bronfenbrenner; 3. Children, families, and communities: ways of viewing their relationships to each other Jacqueline J. Goodnow; 4. Human development and social change: an emerging perspective on the life course Glen H. Elder, Jr. and Avshalom Caspi; 5. Family process: loops,cess: loops, levels and linkages Gerald R. Patterson; 6. On the constructive role of problem behaviour in adolescence Rainer K. Silbereisen and Peter Noack; 7. The sociogenesis of self concepts Robert B. Cairns and Beverly D. Cairns; 8. Putting persons back into the context Daryl J. Bem; 9. How genotypes and environments combine: development and individual differences Sandra Scarr; Author index; Subject index.

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