Positive Youth Development

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Academic Press, Sep 14, 2011 - Psychology - 444 pages
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Each chapter provides in-depth discussions and this volume serves as an invaluable resource for Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.

  • Includes chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area of Positive Youth Development
  • Each chapter provides in-depth discussions
  • An invaluable resource for developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students
 

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Contents

Research and applications for promoting thriving in adolescence
1
Describing explaining and optimizing its link to positive youth development
19
Youth Purpose and Positive Youth Development
39
The role of hope in adolescents constructions of their futures
69
Intrinsic Motivation and Positive Development
89
What it is and why it is important for positive youth development
131
Religion Spirituality Positive Youth Development and Thriving
161
The contribution of the developmental assets framework to positive youth development theory and practice
197
Media literacy and positive youth development
251
Issues of civic measures and civic context
273
Positive youth development in action within a therapeutic community
309
The sample case of genderspecificity
349
Author Index
377
Contents of Previous Volumes
403
Subject Index
417
Copyright

Youth activity involvement and positive youth development
231

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About the author (2011)

Janette B. Benson is an Associate Dean, Morgridge College of Educationan and Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver. She recently served for five years as the Director of the University-wide Office of Academic Assessment and co-chaired the successful University reaccreditation. Dr. Benson’s expertise is in cognitive and sensorimotor development in infancy and early childhood, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, The MacArthur Foundation and the March of Dimes. Dr. Benson has published several articles, book chapters and has edited or co-edited several books, including The Encyclopedia of Infancy and Early Childhood Development. She has been the recipient of several awards and honors, including the University of Denver Scholar - Teacher of the Year (1993), the 2000 CASE Colorado Professor of the Year, a Carnegie Scholar, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, member of the Board of Directors of Shortridge Academy, and the serial editor of Advances in Child Development and Behavior.

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