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Handbook of Social Development : A Lifespan Perspective - Vincent B. Van Hasselt

Handbook of Social Development

A Lifespan Perspective

By: Vincent B. Van Hasselt (Editor), Michel Hersen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1992
ISBN: 9780306441417
Number Of Pages: 608

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Social development over one's lifetime is a complex area that has received consider- able attention in the psychological, social-psychological, and sociological literature over the years. Surprisingl~ however, since 1969, when Rand McNally published Goslin's Handbook of Socialization, no comprehensive statement of the field has appeared in book form. Given the impressive data in this area that have been adduced over the last two decades, we trust that our handbook will serve to fill that gap. In this volume we have followed a lifespan perspective, starting with the social interactions that transpire in the earliest development stages and progressing through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and, finall~ one's senior years. In so doing we cover a variety of issues in depth. The book contains 21 chapters and is divided into five parts: I, Theoretical Perspectives; II, Infants and Toddlers; ill, Children and Adolescents; Iv, Adults; and V, The Elderly. Each of the parts begins with introductory material that reviews the overall issues to be considered. Many individuals have contributed to the final production of this handbook. Foremost are our eminent contributors, who graciously agreed to share with us their expertise. We also thank our administrative and technical staff for their assistance in carrying out the day-to-day tasks necessary to complete such a project. Finall~ we thank Eliot Werner, Executive Editor at Plenum, for his willingness to publish and for his tolerance for the delays inevitable in the development of a large handbook.

Theoretical Perspectives
Developmental Theoriesp. 3
Emotion Socialization: A View from Development and Ethologyp. 29
Psychodynamic Modelsp. 51
Learning Theoriesp. 81
A Humanistic Approach to Lifespan Developmentp. 113
Infants and Toddlers
Attachment and Bondingp. 133
Social and Communicative Development in Infancyp. 157
Peers and Play in Infants and Toddlersp. 183
Sibling Interactionp. 201
Children and Adolescence
The Development of Prosocial Behaviorp. 229
Peer Relations in Early and Middle Childhoodp. 257
Interpersonal Problem Solving and Social Competence in Childrenp. 283
Gender Identity and Sex Rolesp. 325
Adolescence and Family Interactionp. 347
Adolescent Heterosocial Interactions and Datingp. 371
Marriagep. 397
Workp. 421
Masculine Gender Role and Midlife Transition in Menp. 455
The Elderly
Work, Retirement, and Activity: Coping Challenges for the Elderlyp. 475
Psychosocial Responses to Environment Changep. 503
Bereavement to Widowhood in Late Lifep. 545
Author Indexp. 583
Subject Indexp. 605
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ISBN: 9780306441417
ISBN-10: 0306441411
Series: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 31st August 1992
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.47