The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development

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Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2022-04-11
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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The most up-to-date edition of a leading resource on the research and theory of the social development of children

In the newly revised Third Edition of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, a team of eminent researchers delivers a current and comprehensive discussion of the research and theory of childhood social development. With chapters written by an international collection of leaders in their respective fields, this edited volume offers robust coverage of a range of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropological, religious, cultural, ecological, athletic, and more. 

The latest edition offers brand-new chapters on helping children with autism, the impact of social networking platforms on childhood social development, the influence of mass media, as well as war and famine. 

Containing authoratative explorations of child social development from pre-school to the onset of adolescence, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development also provides: 
  • A thorough introduction to historical perspectives on the social development of children, including the conceptual and empirical precursors of contemporary social development research. 
  • Comprehensive explorations of various disciplinary perspectives, including behavioral genetics, the brain and social development in childhood, and evolutionary perspectives on social development. 
  • Practical discussions of the ecological contexts of childhood social development, including the relationship between the physical environment and social development. 
  • In-depth examinations of culture and immigration, including the social development of immigrant children with a focus on Asian and Latinx children. 
Perfect for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of courses in child psychology or educational psychology, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development will also earn a place in the libraries of researchers seeking a one-stop, comprehensive resource for the social development of children. 

Author Biography

Peter K. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is co-author of the leading textbook Understanding Children's Development (Sixth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), co-editor of Bullying, cyberbullying and pupil well-being in schools: Comparing European, Australian and Indian Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and The Cambridge Handbook of Play: Developmental and Disciplinary Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and editor of Making an Impact on School Bullying: Interventions and Recommendations (Routledge, 2019) as well as many other books and articles. 

Craig H. Hart is Director of the Faculty Center at Brigham Young University. His research is focused on the social development of Asian children in various parts of Asia and the United States, with an emphasis on cultural influences. 

Table of Contents

Peter K Smith & Craig H Hart 

Part 1: Historical Overview 

1. Conceptual and Empirical Precursors of Contemporary Social Development Research 
Gary W. Ladd 

Part II: Disciplinary Perspectives 

2. Behavioural Genetics 
Darya Gaysina 

3. The Brain and Social Development in Childhood 
Erin D. Bigler 

4. Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Development 
Lance Workman, Sandie Taylor and Jerome H. Barkow 

5. Historical Devlopmental Psychology. Changing Conceptions of Child Development 
Willem Koops 

6. A Sociological Perspective on Social Development 
Dimitra Hartas 

7. Anthropological Perspectives on Social Development 
Heather Montgomery 

Part III: Ecological Contexts 

8. Ecological Perspectives and Social Development 
Rachel Maunder 

9. The Physical Environment and Social Development 
Sara S. Whipple and Gary W. Evans 

10. Conflict, War, and Famine in Childhood: Risks and Resilience for Social Development 
Charles N. Oberg, H.R. Hodges, and Ann S. Masten 

11. Impact of the Climate Crisis on Children's Social Development 
Ann Sanson, Karina V. Padilla Malca, and Judith Van Hoorn

12. COVID-19 and Children's Social Development: Insights from the Life Course Perspective
Rashmita S. Mistry, Aprile Benner, and Anna Kimura

Part IV Culture and Immigration 

13. Culture and Children's Social Development 
Xinyin Chin, Mengting Liu, and Qinglin Bian 

14. The Social Development of Immigrant Children: A Focus on Asian and Latinx Children in the United States 
Gustavo Carlo, Charissa S.L. Cheah, L. Diego Conejo, and Hyun Su Cho 

15. Acculturation and Children's Social Development in Europe: Recent Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings 
Sabahat Cigdem Bagci 

Part V Child Characteristics 

16. Temperament and Social Development in Childhood 
Melis Yavuz, Irem Korucu, and Bilge Selcuk 

17. Gender Differences in Children's Play 
Karson T.F. Kung 

18. Race and Ethnicity in the Context of Children's Social Development 
Kathryn M. Yee, Jacquelyn Glidden, and Melanie Killen 

19. Children's Social Development within the Context of Early Childhood Education 
Linda A. White, Anika Ganness, and Michal Perlman 

20. Children's Interpersonal Skills and School-Based Relationships: Links to School Adjustment in Early and Middle Childhood. 
Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd, Gary W. Ladd, and Stephanie A. Thibault 

21. The Personal and Social Development of Children in Sport 
Jean Cote, Alex Murata, and Luc J. Martin 

22. Religion and Social Development in Childhood 
Daniel Moulin-Stozek and Michael W. James 

Part VII The Family and the Peer Group 

23. Parent-Child Attachment in Early and Middle Childhood 
Laura E. Brumariu and Kathryn A. Kerns 

24. Sibling Relations in Early and Middle Childhood 
Nina Howe, Amy L. Paine, Hildy S. Ross, and Holly Recchia 

25. The Interplay between Parents and Peers as Influences in Children's Social Development 
Amanda W. Harrist and Anuradha J. Bakshi 

Part VII Social Competence and Forms of Peer Interaction 

26. Children's Friendships 
Amanda J. Rose, Sara K. Boroski, Allie Spiekelman, and Rhiannon L. Smith 

27. Social Withdrawal and Shyness
Julie C. Bowker, Robert J. Coplan, Kelly A. Smith, and Kenneth H. Rubin 

28. Social Competence in Interactions with Peers 
Antonius H. N. Cillessen and Amy D. Bellmore 

29. Social Play and Social Development 
Ageliki Nicolopoulou and Peter K. Smith 

30. Cooperation and Competition 
Marta Fulop 

31. Aggression in Early and Middle Childhood 
David A. Nelson, Cara S. Swit, and Craig H. Hart 

32. Bullying 
Rosario del Rey, Esperanza Espino, Monica Ojeda, and Joaquin A. Mora-Merchan 

Part IX Cognitive, Emotional, Prosocial, and Moral Competencies 

33. Social Cognition and its Main Correlates in Childhood 
Daniella Bulgarelli, Anne Henning, and Evelyn Bertin 

34. Emotions and Social Development in Childhood 
Maria von Salisch, Katharina Voltmer, Rachel Miller-Slough, Jui Chih Chin and Susanne Denham 

35. Prosocial Behavior 
Hali Kil and Joan E. Grusec 

36. Children's Lies: Intersecting Cognitive Development, Theory of Mind and Socialization 
Laura Visu-Petra, Narcisa Prodan, and Victoria Talwar 

Part X Children and the Media 

37. Media and Children's Social Development 
Eric E. Rasmussen and Kathrin Karsay 

38. Social Networking Sites and Children's Social Development 
Elisabeth Staksrud and Tijana Milosevic 

Part XI Intervention and Social Development 

39. Helping Autistic Children 
Rachel Davis, Jacquiline den Houting, Anders Nordahl-Hansen, and Sue Fletcher Watson 

40. Intervening in Childhood Social Development 
Janis B. Kupersmidt, Alison E. Parker, and Mary Ellen Voegler-Lee 

41. The Development of Social Competence in Children with Disabilities 
Soo-Young Hong, Elizabeth Steed, Lori Meyer, and Ibrahim Acar 

42. Interventions to Enhance Psychosocial Competence among Children in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries 
Suman Verma 

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