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Social Development in Childhood and Adolescence: A Contemporary Reader / Edition 1

Social Development in Childhood and Adolescence: A Contemporary Reader / Edition 1

by Melanie Killen, Robert J. Coplan

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ISBN-10: 1405197579

ISBN-13: 9781405197571

Pub. Date: 08/23/2011

Publisher: Wiley

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


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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Table of Contents


Part I: Introduction:

1. Social Development: Concepts, Theory, and Overview: Melanie Killen and Robert J. Coplan.

Part II: Foundations and Early Beginnings:.

2. Biological and Social-Cognitive of Emotions.


Temperament and Social Behavior in Childhood: Mary K. Rothbart, Stephan A. Ahadi, and Karen L. Hershey.

The Development of Concern for Others in Children with Behavior Problems: Paul D. Hastings, Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, JoAnn Robinson, Barbara Usher, and Dana Bridges.

Sympathy Through Affective Perspective Taking and Its Relation to Prosocial Behavior in Toddlers: Amrisha Vaish, Malinda Carpenter, and Michael Tomasello.

A Closer Look 1 Is Biology Destiny? The Contributions of Genetics to Social Development.

3. Parent–Child Attachment Relationships.


The Nature of the Child’s Ties: Jude Cassidy.

Attachment Security in Infancy and Early Adulthood: A Twenty-Year Longitudinal Study: Everett Waters, Susan Merrick, Dominique Treboux, Judith Crowell, and Leah Albersheim.

The Effects of Infant Child Care on Infant–Mother Attachment Security: Results of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care: NICHD Early Child Care Research Network.

A Closer Look 2 How Do I Love Thee? Attachment and Romantic Relationships.

4. Mental States and Theory of Mind.


Mind-Reading, Emotion Understanding, and Relationships: Judy Dunn.

Twelve-Month-Old Infants Interpret Action in Context: Amanda L. Woodward and Jessica A. Sommerville.

Scaling of Theory-of-Mind Tasks: Henry M. Wellman and David Liu.

A Closer Look 3 Autism and Theory of Mind: Understanding Others’ Beliefs, Desires, and Emotions.

Part III: Self, Relationships, and Social Groups:

5. Children’s Peer Relationships.


The Power of Friendship: Protection Against an Escalating Cycle of Peer Victimization: Ernest V. E. Hodges, Michel Boivin, Frank Vitaro, and William M. Bukowski.

Children’s Social Constructions of Popularity: A. Michele Lease, Charlotte A. Kennedy, and Jennifer L. Axelrod.

Group Status, Group Bias, and Adolescents’ Reasoning About the Treatment of Others in School Contexts: Stacey S. Horn.

A Closer Look 4 Leaders and Followers: Peer Pressure in Adolescence.

6. The Development of Morality.


The Development of Children’s Orientations toward Moral, Social, and Personal Orders: More than a Sequence in Development: Elliot Turiel.

Consistency and Development of Prosocial Dispositions: A Longitudinal Study: Nancy Eisenberg, Ivanna K. Guthrie, Bridget C. Murphy, Stephanie A. Shepard, Amanda Cumberland, and Gustavo Carlo.

Children’s Thinking About Diversity of Belief in the Early School Years: Judgments of Relativism, Tolerance, and Disagreeing Persons: Cecilia Wainryb, Leigh A. Shaw, Marcie Langley, Kim Cottam, and Renee Lewis.

A Closer Look 5 Learning the Moral of the Story: Education in the Moral Domain.

7. Self Identity and Group Identity.


Changes in Children’s Self-Competence and Values: Gender and Domain Differences Across Grades One through Twelve: Janis E. Jacobs, Stephanie Lanza, D. Wayne Osgood, Jacquelynne S. Eccles, and Allan Wigfield.

Ethnic Identity and the Daily Psychological Well-Being of Adolescents From Mexican and Chinese Backgrounds: Lisa Kiang, Tiffany Yip, Melinda Gonzales-Backen, Melissa Witkow, and Andrew J. Fuligni.

The Development of Subjective Group Dynamics: Children’s Judgments of Normative and Deviant In-Group and Out-Group Individuals: Dominic Abrams, Adam Rutland, and Lindsey Cameron.

A Closer Look 6 Who Am I and What Group Do I Belong to? Self Identity in the Context of Social Interactions.

Part IV: Peer Rejection and Exclusion:

8. Shyness and Social Withdrawal.


Don’t Fret, Be Supportive! Maternal Characteristics Linking Child Shyness to Psychosocial and School Adjustment in Kindergarten: Robert J. Coplan, Kimberley A. Arbeau, and Mandana Armer.

Trajectories of Social Withdrawal from Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence: Wonjung Oh, Kenneth H. Rubin, Julie C. Bowker, Cathryn Booth-LaForce, Linda Rose-Krasnor, and Brett Laursen.

Social Functioning and Adjustment in Chinese Children: The Imprint of Historical Time: Xinyin Chen, Guozhen Cen, Dan Li, and Yunfeng He.

A Closer Look 7 But I Like to Be Alone! Unsociability and the Benefits of Solitude.

9. Aggression and Bullying.


An Integrated Model of Emotion Processes and Cognition in Social Information Processing: Elizabeth A. Lemerise and William F. Arsenio.

A Short-Term Longitudinal Study of Growth of Relational Aggression during Middle Childhood: Associations with Gender, Friendship Intimacy, and Internalizing Problems: Dianna Murray-Close, Jamie M. Ostrov, and Nicki R. Crick.

A Peek Behind the Fence: Naturalistic Observations of Aggressive Children with Remote Audiovisual Recording: Debra J. Pepler and Wendy M. Craig.

A Closer Look 8 A Slap in the “Facebook”: The Study of Cyber-Bullying.

10. Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Exclusion.


Children’s Social Reasoning About Inclusion and Exclusion in Gender and Race Peer Group Contexts: Melanie Killen and Charles Stangor.

The Development and Consequences of Stereotype Consciousness in Middle Childhood: Clark McKown and Rhona S. Weinstein.

In-group and Out-group Attitudes of Ethnic Majority and Minority Children: Judith A. Griffiths and Drew Nesdale.

A Closer Look 9 Stereotyping and Discrimination: What Factors Help to Reduce Prejudice?.

Part V: Family, Community, and Culture:

11. Parenting Attitudes and Beliefs.


The Company They Keep: Relation of Adolescents’ Adjustment and Behavior to Their Friends’ Perceptions of Authoritative Parenting in the Social Network: Anne C. Fletcher, Nancy E. Darling, Laurence Steinberg, and Sanford M. Dornbusch.

Individual Differences in Adolescents’ Beliefs About the Legitimacy of Parental Authority and Their Own Obligation to Obey: A Longitudinal Investigation: Nancy Darling, Patricio Cumsille, and M. Loreto Martínez.

Domain-Specific Antecedents of Parental Psychological Control and Monitoring: The Role of Parenting Beliefs and Practices: Judith G. Smetana and Christopher Daddis.

A Closer Look 10 Bridging the Generation Gap: Promoting Healthy Parent–Adolescent Relationships.

12. Culture, Ethnicity, and Rights.


Parents’ Goals for Children: The Dynamic Coexistence of Individualism and Collectivism in Cultures and Individuals: Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, Niobe Way, Diane Hughes, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Ronit Kahana Kalman, and Erika Y. Niwa.

Muslim and Non-Muslim Adolescents’ Reasoning About Freedom of Speech and Minority Rights: Maykel Verkuyten and Luuk Slooter.

Chinese Adolescents’ Reasoning About Democratic and Authority-Based Decision Making in Peer, Family, and School Contexts: Charles C. Helwig, Mary Louise Arnold, Dingliang Tan, and Dwight Boyd.

A Closer Look 11 African-American Culture: Understanding the Past to Make Predictions About Development.


Name Index.

Subject Index

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