The Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychology in Practice Implementation and Impact

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2016-02-16
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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An authoritative new work exploring the themes of communication and implementation of research within developmental psychology – a scientific field with extensive real world value in addressing problems faced by individuals, families and services 

  • Brings together the insights of a stellar group of contributors with personal experience translating developmental psychology research into practice
  • Accessibly structured into sections exploring family processes and child rearing practices; educational aspects; and clinical applications
  • Goes beyond traditional reviews of literature in the field to report on practical implementation of research findings, including the challenges faced by authors
  • Serves as an invaluable resource for developmental psychologists, practitioners working in the field of child development, and policymakers working on issues affecting children and families

Author Biography

H. Rudolph Schaffer is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and has written extensively on various aspects of child development. His recent publications for Blackwell include Introducing Child Psychology. He is also editor of the journal Social Development.

Kevin Durkin is Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, having previously held a Chair at the University of Western Australia. He has written a large number of journal articles and books, including the bestselling Blackwell title Developmental Social Psychology. He is editor of First Language journal. His current work is focused on young people and the media, language acquisition and problem behaviour in adolescence.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors x

In Memoriam xviii

Part I Family Processes and Child Rearing Practices 1

1 On Giving Away Developmental Psychology 3
Kevin Durkin and H. Rudolph Schaffer

2 The Role of Popular Literature in Influencing Parents' Behavior 22
Penelope Leach

3 Opportunities and Obstacles in Giving Away Research on Marital Conflict and Children 53
E. Mark Cummings, W. Brad Faircloth, Patricia M. Schacht, Kathleen P. McCoy, and Alice C. Schermerhorn

4 Implementing a Preventive Parenting Program with Families of Young Children: Challenges and Solutions 79
Angela D. Moreland and Jean E. Dumas

5 Parenting Information and Advice and the Mass Media 100
Matthew R. Sanders and Rachel Calam

6 Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents: Reflections on the Research–Policy Interface 121
Charlotte J. Patterson and Rachel H. Farr

7 Child Care at the Nexus of Practice, Policy, and Research 143
Christina Hardway and Kathleen McCartney

8 Teenage Childbearing in the United States: Do Our Programs and Policies Reflect Our Knowledge Base? 171
Anne Martin and Jeanne Brooks]Gunn

Part II Educational Aspects 201

9 The Trials and Tribulations of Changing How Reading is Taught in Schools: Synthetic Phonics and The Educational Backlash 203
Rhona S. Johnston and Joyce E. Watson

10 Giving Away Early Mathematics: Big Math for Little Kids Encounters the Complex World of Early Education 222
Herbert P. Ginsburg and Barbrina B. Ertle

11 Toward a Truly Democratic Civics Education 264
Charles C. Helwig and Shaogang Yang

12 Research and Practice in the Study of School Bullying 290
Peter K. Smith

13 Promoting Pedestrian Skill Development in Young Children: Implementation of a National Community]Centered Behavioral Training Scheme 311
James A. Thomson

14 Researcher–Practitioner Partnerships in the Development of Intervention to Reduce Prejudice Among Children 341
Lindsey Cameron and Adam Rutland

Part III Clinical Aspects 367

15 What Do We Know and Why Does It Matter? The Dissemination of Evidence]Based Interventions for Child Maltreatment 369
Dante Cicchetti, Sheree L. Toth, Wendy J. Nilsen, and Jody Todd Manly

16 Language Impairment and Adolescent Outcomes 407
Gina Conti]Ramsden and Kevin Durkin

17 Translating Models of Adolescent Problem Behavior into Effective Intervention: Trials, Tribulations and Future Directions 440
Thomas J. Dishion and Miwa Yasui

18 Giving Knowledge about Children's Mental Health Away: Challenges and Opportunities 467
Janice Cooper and Jane Knitzer

Author Index 497

Subject Index 520

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