Social Development

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2014-01-21
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Social Development, 2nd Edition provides psychologists with a comprehensive, scholarly, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of theoretical insights and empirical findings in the field of social development. It conveys the excitement of recent advances along with the accumulated knowledge that forms the basis of the field. Psychologists will gain a better understanding of cultural variation, both among societies around the world and within our own society.

Author Biography

Ross D. Parke, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of psychology and the director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of numerous books on fatherhood and child psychology.

Table of Contents

Preface xv

Part I Theories, Themes, and Tools for Discovery

Chapter 1 Introduction: Theories of Social Development 

Chapter 2 Research Methods: Tools for Discovery 

Part II Early Tasks of Social Development

Chapter 3 Biological Foundations: Roots in Neurons and Genes

Chapter 4 Attachment: Forming Close Relationships

Chapter 5 Emotions: Thoughts About Feelings

Chapter 6 Self and Other: Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know You 

Part III Contexts of Social Development

Chapter 7 Family: Early and Enduring Influences 

Chapter 8 Peers: A World of Their Own

Chapter 9 Schools, Mentors, Media: Connections with Society 

Part IV Processes and Products of Social Development

Chapter 10 Sex and Gender: Vive La Différence?  

Chapter 11 Morality: Knowing Right, Doing Good

Chapter 12 Aggression: Insult and Injury 

Part V Policy and Prospects

Chapter 13 Policy: Improving Children’s Lives 

Chapter 14 Overarching Themes: Integrating Social Development 

Glossary 469

References 479

Author Index 585

Subject Index 607

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