Social Development

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 26, 2019 - Psychology - 656 pages

Social Development provides a comprehensive introduction to the multiple factors that shape a child’s behavior, interaction with others, feelings about themselves, and how and why behaviors change over time. Delving into the biological, cognitive, and perceptual aspects of development and their influence on behavior, socialization, and self-image, this text also recognizes the significance of cultural and societal distinctions by emphasizing the value of context and identifying cultural variation’s role in social development.

Special pedagogical features in each chapter enhance the learning experience and promote student understanding: counter-intuitive examples cases challenge reader assumptions, coverage of extreme cases tell the story behind historical advancements, and profiles of current leaders in the field highlight the many paths to a career in social development. With a focus on real-world application, coupled with coverage of cutting-edge methodologies and the latest research findings, this book gives students a strong, highly relevant foundation in core concepts and practices central to the study of social development.

 

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Contents

Theories Themes and Tools for Discovery
1
Domains? 10
10
Tools for Discovery
43
Early Tasks of Social Development
85
Causes and Consequences
113
Forming Close Relationships
127
Learning from Living Leaders
159
Thoughts about Feelings
165
Connections with Society
345
How Can Parents and Siblings Modify TVs Negative Effects?
372
Processes and Products of Social Development
388
Knowing Right Doing Good
432
Insult and Injury
476
Policy and Prospects
519
Integrating Social Development
560
Glossary
575

Getting to Know Me Getting to Know You
206
Contexts of Social Development
248
Across Cultures
274
A World of Their Own
297
Author Index
587
Subject Index
609
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