Social and Personality Development

Author: David Shaffer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495600385

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

View: 1974

The success of this best-selling text lies in the author’s belief that a good text talks with, rather than at, its readers. Shaffer does an extraordinary job of anticipating students’ interests, questions, and concerns while treating them as active participants in the process of learning about social and personality development. The Sixth edition of SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT features clearly written, current coverage of social and personality development that aids students in discovering the causes, processes, and complexities that underlie developmental change. Students learn why biological and environmental factors, contextual factors such as cross-cultural, familial, neighborhood, school, and peer-group influences cause change in children. Shaffer also explores the approaches that researchers use to test their theories and answer important questions about developing children and adolescents. This book’s effective coverage of field research stands out from other texts not only for its accuracy and currency, but because Shaffer consistently juxtaposes classic research with the latest breakthroughs in a way that helps students appreciate how knowledge builds on earlier findings. This edition features a much stronger emphasis on cultural influences on development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social and Personality Development

Author: David R. Shaffer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111807264

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

View: 2842

The success of this best-selling text lies in the author's belief that a good text talks with, rather than at, its readers. Shaffer does an extraordinary job of anticipating students' interests, questions, and concerns while treating them as active participants in the process of learning about social and personality development. The Sixth edition of SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT features clearly written, current coverage of social and personality development that aids students in discovering the causes, processes, and complexities that underlie developmental change. Students learn why biological and environmental factors, contextual factors such as cross-cultural, familial, neighborhood, school, and peer-group influences cause change in children. Shaffer also explores the approaches that researchers use to test their theories and answer important questions about developing children and adolescents. This book's effective coverage of field research stands out from other texts not only for its accuracy and currency, but because Shaffer consistently juxtaposes classic research with the latest breakthroughs in a way that helps students appreciate how knowledge builds on earlier findings. This edition features a much stronger emphasis on cultural influences on development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social and Personality Development

Author: David Shaffer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534607004

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

View: 1047

The success of this best-selling text lies in the author's belief that a good text talks with, rather than at, its readers. Shaffer does an extraordinary job of anticipating students' interests, questions, and concerns while treating them as active participants in the process of learning about social and personality development. The Fifth edition of SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT features clearly written, current coverage of social and personality development that aids students in discovering the causes, processes, and complexities that underlie developmental change. Students learn why biological and environmental factors, contextual factors such as cross-cultural, familial, neighborhood, school, and peer-group influences cause change in children. Shaffer also explores the approaches that researchers use to test their theories and answer important questions about developing children and adolescents. This book's effective coverage of field research stands out from other texts not only for its accuracy and currency, but because Shaffer consistently juxtaposes classic research with the latest breakthroughs in a way that helps students appreciate how knowledge builds on earlier findings. This edition features a much stronger emphasis on cultural influences on development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Role of Emotions in Social and Personality Development

History, Theory and Research

Author: Carol Magai,Susan H. McFadden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306448669

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

View: 4647

Summarizes research in the field and provides a historical context to social and personality development and developmental psychology, emphasizing the role of emotions in personality formation and social behavior. Assesses current theories and alternate models in areas such as attachment, emotion ex

Social and Personality Development

Author: Tina Abbott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134579926

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 2838

Social and Personality Development looks at the processes by which we come to be who we are. It covers a range of topics central to personality and developmental psychology. The book is arranged in three sections, the first covering the main theories of personality, the second describing the development of gender and the third focusing on adolescence. It is suitable for the AQA-A A2 Level examination, but will also be of interest to those studying education, nursing and other related disciplines.

Becoming Who We Are

Temperament and Personality in Development

Author: Mary K. Rothbart

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462508316

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

View: 3448

This definitive work comprehensively examines the role of temperament in the development of personality and psychopathology. Preeminent researcher Mary Rothbart synthesizes current knowledge on temperament's basic dimensions; its interactions with biology, the social environment, and developmental processes; and influences on personality, behavior, and social adjustment across the lifespan. In a direct and readable style, Rothbart combines theory and research with everyday observations and clinical examples. She offers new insights on "difficult" children and reviews intervention programs that address temperamental factors in childhood problems. This book will be invaluable to developmental psychologists; personality/social psychologists; child clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners. It will also serve as a text in graduate-level courses

Social and Personality Development

Infancy Through Adolescence

Author: William Damon

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393952483

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 1621

Traces the psychological development of a child and discusses the factors that influence the child's social behavior and relationships

The Art and Science of Personality Development

Author: Dan P. McAdams

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462529321

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 5944

Drawing on state-of-the-art personality and developmental research, this book presents a new and broadly integrative theory of how people come to be who they are over the life course. Preeminent researcher Dan P. McAdams traces the development of three distinct layers of personality--the social actor who expresses emotional and behavioral traits, the motivated agent who pursues goals and values, and the autobiographical author who constructs a personal story. Highly readable and accessible to scholars and students at all levels, the book uses rich portraits of the lives of famous people to illustrate theoretical concepts and empirical findings.

Handbook of Child Psychology, Social, Emotional, and Personality Development

Author: Nancy Eisenberg

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471349815

Category: Psychology

Page: 1232

View: 1441

"An important reference to students, researchers, and practitioners."—Booklist The definitive reference in child psychology and development The acclaimed Handbook of Child Psychology, Fifth Edition spans the entire field of child development. Since the First Edition reached the shelves more than six decades ago, the Handbook has been child psychology?s definitive sourcebook, encyclopedia, and research review guide. The four volumes comprising the Fifth Edition offer in-depth coverage of every social, emotional, perceptual, moral, cognitive, linguistic, and applied aspect of child psychology. Whether you are a practitioner in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, or cognitive sciences; or an educator, policymaker, parent, or student, the Handbook of Child Psychology, Fifth Edition is a must-have reference. Praise for the Fifth Edition: "Without a doubt, [the editors] have successfully carried on the tradition of summarizing what is the most important subfield of the behavioral sciences in an authoritative, comprehensive, and timely fashion. The series editor and volume editors have assembled the best individuals to write for the volumes. . . . For the future generations of developmentalists, these chapters will serve as a time capsule of sorts that accurately documents the status and nature of developmental and child psychology at the turn of the millennium."—Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography "Now in its fifth edition, this handbook should still be considered a standard reference work in the field of developmental psychology. It reflects previously established scholarly traditions of utilizing editors who are renowned in their areas of expertise. It has evolved into a useful tool for undergraduates, graduates, practitioners, and researchers, and provides authoritative coverage and in-depth analysis of both theoretical and practical topics." —American Reference Books Annual

Personality Development Across the Lifespan

Author: Jule Specht

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128047615

Category: Psychology

Page: 602

View: 3987

Personality Development across the Lifespan examines the development of personality characteristics from childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, adulthood, and old age. It provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical perspectives, methods, and empirical findings of personality and developmental psychology, also detailing insights on how individuals differ from each other, how they change during life, and how these changes relate to biological and environmental factors, including major life events, social relationships, and health. The book begins with chapters on personality development in different life phases before moving on to theoretical perspectives, the development of specific personality characteristics, and personality development in relation to different contexts, like close others, health, and culture. Final sections cover methods in research on the topic and the future directions of research in personality development. Introduces and reviews the most important personality characteristics Examines personality in relation to different contexts and how it is related to important life outcomes Discusses patterns and sources of personality development

The Development of Shyness and Social Withdrawal

Author: Kenneth H. Rubin,Robert J. Coplan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235230

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 4311

While both positive and negative peer interactions have long been a focus of scientific interest, much less attention has been given to children who tend to refrain from interacting with peers. This volume brings together leading authorities to review progress in understanding the development, causes, and consequences of shyness and social withdrawal. Compelling topics include: The interplay of biological, psychological, family, and interpersonal processes in shyness and social withdrawal from infancy through adolescence. The impact on peer relationships and academic performance. Links among shyness, social withdrawal, and social anxiety disorder. The positive side of unsociability—when to 'leave children alone.' Implications for clinical practice and educational interventions.

Social and Personality Development

An Evolutionary Synthesis

Author: Kevin MacDonald

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475702922

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 3547

This volume is an attempt to integrate the theory and data of social and personality development within a modem evolutionary framework. The various chapters are not meant to be read in isolation from one another but rather are intended to form an integrated whole. There is thus a great deal of cross-referencing between chapters and to some extent they all stand or fall together. This also suggests that the accuracy (or usefulness) of a particular chapter cannot be judged until the book is comprehended as a whole. Chapter 1 deals with the theoretical foundations of this enterprise, and the focus is on the compatibility of mainstream approaches within the field to a modem evolutionary approach. Chapters 2-4 concern what I view to be the fundamental proximal mechanisms underlying social and personality development. Chapter 2, on temperament and person ality development, is particularly central to the rest of the volume because these processes are repeatedly invoked as explanatory concepts at later points in the volume.

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology

Author: Harry T. Reis,Charles M. Judd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107011779

Category: Psychology

Page: 758

View: 5037

This indispensible sourcebook covers conceptual and practical issues in research design in the field of social and personality psychology. Key experts address specific methods and areas of research, contributing to a comprehensive overview of contemporary practice. This updated and expanded second edition offers current commentary on social and personality psychology, reflecting the rapid development of this dynamic area of research over the past decade. With the help of this up-to-date text, both seasoned and beginning social psychologists will be able to explore the various tools and methods available to them in their research as they craft experiments and imagine new methodological possibilities.

Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

Author: Janette B. Benson,Marshall M. Haith

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123785756

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

View: 5189

Research is increasingly showing the effects of family, school, and culture on the social, emotional and personality development of children. Much of this research concentrates on grade school and above, but the most profound effects may occur much earlier, in the 0-3 age range. This volume consists of focused articles from the authoritative Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development that specifically address this topic and collates research in this area in a way that isn't readily available in the existent literature, covering such areas as adoption, attachment, birth order, effects of day care, discipline and compliance, divorce, emotion regulation, family influences, preschool, routines, separation anxiety, shyness, socialization, effects of television, etc. This one volume reference provides an essential, affordable reference for researchers, graduate students and clinicians interested in social psychology and personality, as well as those involved with cultural psychology and developmental psychology. Presents literature on influences of families, school, and culture in one source saving users time searching for relevant related topics in multiple places and literatures in order to fully understand any one area Focused content on age 0-3- save time searching for and wading through lit on full age range for developmentally relevant info Concise, understandable, and authoritative for immediate applicability in research

Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups

Author: Kenneth H. Rubin,William M. Bukowski,Brett Laursen

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609182227

Category: Psychology

Page: 654

View: 3627

This comprehensive, authoritative handbook covers the breadth of theories, methods, and empirically based findings on the ways in which children and adolescents contribute to one another's development. Leading researchers review what is known about the dynamics of peer interactions and relationships from infancy through adolescence. Topics include methods of assessing friendship and peer networks; early romantic relationships; individual differences and contextual factors in children's social and emotional competencies and behaviors; group dynamics; and the impact of peer relations on achievement, social adaptation, and mental health. Salient issues in intervention and prevention are also addressed.

Handbook of Personality Development

Author: Daniel K. Mroczek,Todd D. Little

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317778065

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

View: 9083

This handbook is the first volume to provide a comprehensive look at personality development. It features a state-of-the-art examination of the field, an area that is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Five major types of advances, all of which are represented in this volume, are the result of the recent burst in research activity in this area: 1) new theoretical perspectives, 2) higher-quality empirical studies, 3) more sophisticated research designs and analyses, 4) attention to development across the lifespan, and 5) the growing prominence of interdisciplinary approaches to personality development. The Handbook of Personality Development is comprehensive across the lifespan, in its range of personality constructs, and in its coverage of theoretical and methodological frameworks. It is the first volume to address the most important personality development theoretical frameworks in one location--the evolutionary, physiological, behavioral genetic, and socio-cultural perspectives. The book also reviews new statistical techniques that allow for the estimation of individual differences in stability and the analysis of change. The latter part of the book focuses on personality development over the lifespan, from infancy to older adulthood. The authors address personality variables such as emotion regulation, temperament, and self-concept across the lifespan. The book concludes with a compelling capstone chapter by Dan McAdams on how personality develops. The Handbook of Personality Development provides an historical account of, and summary of, the most significant and important findings in the area, along with suggestions for future research. Intended for researchers and advanced students in personality, developmental, social, clinical, and educational psychology, as well as related fields such as family studies, sociology, education, nursing, behavioral genetics, neuropsychology, and psychophysiology, the handbook also serves as a valuable resource in advanced courses that address personality development.