Social Development in Childhood and Adolescence: A Contemporary Reader

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Edited by two leading scholars, Social Development in Childhood and Adolescence brings together the most significant classic and contemporary writings in this area to provide a comprehensive overview of this dynamic field.
  • Provides all that is needed for teaching social development with the selection of key topics for a 13-week semester, an introductory chapter with an overview of the field and key questions, introductory text for each of 5 sections that contain 3 articles...
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Overview

Edited by two leading scholars, Social Development in Childhood and Adolescence brings together the most significant classic and contemporary writings in this area to provide a comprehensive overview of this dynamic field.
  • Provides all that is needed for teaching social development with the selection of key topics for a 13-week semester, an introductory chapter with an overview of the field and key questions, introductory text for each of 5 sections that contain 3 articles each for a total of 36 articles, with extra materials including discussion questions and classroom exercises
  • Covers key topics such as genetics, temperament, attachment, prosocial development, theory of mind, peer relationships, morality, identity, social withdrawal, aggression, exclusion, stereotyping, parenting, and culture.
  • Addresses issues related to culture, ethnicity, immigration, and diversity
  • Provides a historical, conceptual, and theoretical overview of social development in the introductory chapter
  • Includes introductory sections by the editors for each weekly topic which define key terms and highlights important conceptual issues
  • Integrates helpful pedagogical material throughout: feature boxes highlight current hot topics and real-world applications; end-of-chapter questions, debate topics, and in-class exercises facilitate student understanding and classroom discussion
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"This reader presents a rich collection of book excerpts and previously published articles. Leading off is an overview essay in which editors Melanie Killen (human development, U. of Maryland) and Robert J. Coplan (psychology, Carleton U., Canada) discuss the concepts and theory of social development." (Book News, 1 October 2011)
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Meet the Author

Melanie Killen, Ph.D., is Professor of Human Development and the Associate Director for the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture at the University of Maryland. She is author of Children and Social Exclusion: Morality, Prejudice, and Group Identity (Killen & Rutland, 2011), co-editor of The Handbook of Moral Development (Killen & Smetana, 2006),? and co-editor of Morality in Everyday Life: Developmental Perspectives (Killen & Hart, 1995), which won the outstanding book award from American Educational Research Association. She is Associate Editor at the journal Child Development.? Her research is on? the development of social cognition, moral reasoning, and intergroup attitudes.

Robert J. Coplan, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at? Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is co-editor of the academic volume The Development of Shyness and Social Withdrawal (Rubin & Coplan, 2010) and author of the forthcoming book What Teachers Need to Know about Shy Children at School. He is editor of the academic journal Social Development and was an invited co-editor of a recent special issue of Infant and Child Development (2009) on shyness and language. His research is on children?s social and emotional development and peer relationships.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: Introduction
1. Social Development: Concepts, Theory, and Overview Part II: Foundations and Early Beginnings
2. Biological and Social-Cognitive Bases of Emotions
3. Parent–Child Attachment Relationships
4. Mental States and Theory of Mind Part III: Self, Relationships, and Social Groups
5. Children’s Peer Relationships
6. The Development of Morality
7. Self Identity and Group Identity Part IV: Peer Rejection and Exclusion
8. Shyness and Social Withdrawal
9. Aggression and Bullying
10. Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Exclusion Part V: Family, Community, and Culture
11. Parenting Attitudes and Beliefs
12. Culture, Ethnicity, and Rights
Acknowledgments
Index
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