Well-Being: Positive Development Across the Life Course / Edition 1

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An interdisciplinary, holistic examination of human well being including its definitions, manifestations, and development. Integrating physical, cognitive, and social-emotional dimensions across the life course, the volume's 35 contributions are organized into five main domains: the physical, social-emotional, cognitive, adult development, and overarching issues and themes. The authors are a widely trained group of scholars and professionals in the fields of family studies, child and family research, psychology, clinical development, psychiatry, sociology, pediatrics, and other fields.

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Table of Contents

Series Prologue
Ch. 1 A Brief History of Well-Being in Children and Adults 1
Ch. 2 The Strength-Based Approach to Child Well-Being: Let's Begin With the End in Mind 13
Ch. 3 Holistic Well-Being and the Developing Child 23
Pt. I Physical Domain
Ch. 4 Good Nutrition: The Imperative for Positive Development 35
Ch. 5 Preventive Health Care in Early Childhood and Throughout the Life Span 51
Ch. 6 Physical Activity and Well-Being 65
Ch. 7 Promotion of Safety, Security, and Well-Being 81
Ch. 8 Reproductive Health 99
Ch. 9 Growing Up Drug Free: A Developmental Challenge 109
Pt. II Social-Emotional Domain
Ch. 10 Emotional Development and Well-Being 125
Ch. 11 Emotional Regulation From Infancy Through Adolescence 139
Ch. 12 Coping as an Element of Developmental Well-Being 155
Ch. 13 Autonomy as an Element of Developmental Well-Being 167
Ch. 14 Trust, Attachment, and Relatedness 177
Ch. 15 Parent-Child Relationships 191
Ch. 16 Sibling Relationships 205
Ch. 17 Peer Relationships 221
Ch. 18 Positive Development of the Self: Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Identity 235
Ch. 19 Prosocial Behavior, Empathy, and Sympathy 253
Pt. III Cognitive Domain
Ch. 20 Information Processing and Memory 269
Ch. 21 Curiosity, Exploration, and Novelty-Seeking 281
Ch. 22 Mastery Motivation and Goal Persistence in Young Children 295
Ch. 23 Thinking and Intelligence 311
Ch. 24 Problem Solving as an Element of Development Well-Being 321
Ch. 25 Language and Literacy 331
Ch. 26 Educational Achievement 341
Ch. 27 Moral Development in Childhood 355
Ch. 28 Creativity and Talent 371
Pt. IV Adult Development Domain
Ch. 29 Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: The Critical Passage Ways to Adulthood 383
Ch. 30 Physical Health and Adult Well-Being 407
Ch. 31 Social and Emotional Engagement in Adulthood 425
Ch. 32 Cognitive Styles and Well-Being in Adulthood and Old Age 449
Ch. 33 Dimensions of Well-Being and Mental Health in Adulthood 477
Pt. V Overarching Issues and Themes
Ch. 34 Child Well-Being: From Elements to Integrations 501
Ch. 35 Well-Being and the Future: Using Science Based Knowledge to Inform Practice and Policy 525
About the Authors 543
Author Index 559
Subject Index 591
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