Peer Groups and Children's Development

Peer Groups and Children's Development
  • Author : Christine Howe
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2009-12-10
  • ISBN : 1444318101

Peer Groups and Children's Development Book Review:

Peer Groups and Children’s Development considers theexperiences of school-aged children with their peer groups and itsimplications for their social, personal and intellectualdevelopment Focuses on the peer group experiences of children attendingschool in Western societies, from five years of age through toadolescence Considers peer groups in classrooms, friendships made withinand outside of school, and the groups that children participate infor extra-curricular activities Includes a final summary which brings together the significantimplications for theory, policy and practice Unique in that no other volume reviews and integratesliterature relating to peer groups in both classroom andout-of-class settings Addresses the research interests of psychologists andeducationalists, as well as the practical concerns of teachers,parents, counsellors, and policy makers

From Neurons to Neighborhoods

From Neurons to Neighborhoods
  • Author : Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 612
  • Relase : 2000-11-13
  • ISBN : 9780309069885

From Neurons to Neighborhoods Book Review:

How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.

Children's Peer Relations and Social Competence

Children's Peer Relations and Social Competence
  • Author : Gary W. Ladd
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 436
  • Relase : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 0300106432

Children's Peer Relations and Social Competence Book Review:

This book examines the role of peer relationships in child and adolescent development by tracking research findings from the early 1900s to the present. Dividing the research into three generations, the book describes what has been learned about children's peer relations and how children's participation in peer relationships contributes to their health, adjustment, and achievement. Gary W. Ladd reviews and interprets the investigative focus and findings of distinct research eras to highlight theoretical or empirical breakthroughs in the study of children's peer relations and social competence over the last century. He also discusses how this information is relevant to understanding and promoting children's health and development. In a final chapter, the author appraises the major discoveries that have emerged during the three research generations and analyzes recent scientific agendas and discoveries in the peer relations discipline.

Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents

Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents
  • Author : Mitchell J. Prinstein,Kenneth A. Dodge
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Pages : 255
  • Relase : 2008-05-13
  • ISBN : 9781593853976

Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents Book Review:

Scientists, educators, and parents of teens have long recognized the potency of peer influences on children and youth, but until recently, questions of how and why adolescents emulate their peers were largely overlooked. This book presents a comprehensive framework for understanding the processes by which peers shape each other's attitudes and behavior, and explores implications for intervention and prevention. Leading authorities share compelling findings on such topics as how drug use, risky sexual behavior, and other deviant behaviors "catch on" among certain peer groups or cliques; the social, cognitive, developmental, and contextual factors that strengthen or weaken the power of peer influence; and the nature of positive peer influences and how to support them.

The Nurture Assumption

The Nurture Assumption
  • Author : Judith Rich Harris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 462
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780684857077

The Nurture Assumption Book Review:

Argues that children's development is influenced primarily by their peers--other children--rather than by their parents

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development
  • Author : Brian Hopkins,Elena Geangu,Sally Linkenauger
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 990
  • Relase : 2017-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781107103412

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development Book Review:

Updated and expanded to 124 entries, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development remains the authoritative reference in the field.

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8
  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 706
  • Relase : 2015-07-23
  • ISBN : 9780309324885

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 Book Review:

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.

Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups

Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups
  • Author : Kenneth H. Rubin,William M. Bukowski,Brett Laursen
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Pages : 654
  • Relase : 2011-01-31
  • ISBN : 9781609182229

Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups Book Review:

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.

Interpersonal Rejection

Interpersonal Rejection
  • Author : Mark R. Leary
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2006-08-24
  • ISBN : 9780190284725

Interpersonal Rejection Book Review:

Interpersonal rejection ranks among the most potent and distressing events that people experience. Romantic rejection, ostracism, stigmatization, job termination, and other kinds of rejections have the power to compromise the quality of people's lives. As a result, people are highly motivated to avoid social rejection, and, indeed, much of human behavior appears to be designed to avoid such experiences. Yet, despite the widespread effects of real, anticipated, and even imagined rejections, psychologists have devoted only passing attention to the topic, and the research on rejection has been scattered throughout a number of psychological subspecialties (e.g., social, clinical, developmental, personality). In the past few years, however, we have seen a surge of interest in the effects of interpersonal rejection on behavior and emotion. The goal of this book is to pull together the contributions of several scholars whose work is on the cutting edge of rejection research, providing a scholarly yet readable overview of recent advances in the area. In doing so, it not only provides a look at the current state of the area but also helps to establish the topic of rejection as an identifiable area for future research. Topics covered in the book include: ostracism, unrequited love, betrayal, stigmatization, rejection sensitivity, rejection and self-esteem, peer rejection in childhood, emotional responses to rejection, and personality moderators of reactions to rejection.

Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care

Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Author : Margaret Kernan,Elly Singer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2010-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781136935442

Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care Book Review:

Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care brings together fresh perspectives and research about young children’s relationships. It examines children’s rights and well-being against a backdrop of increased social movement and migration, changing family structures and work practices, and the growing prevalence of education and care services for young children. With contributors from diverse cultural, geographical and disciplinary backgrounds, this edited collection shows how educators support children’s peer relationships and use these as a basis for enhancing social and cognitive development. Themes discussed include: conflicts and negotiations friendships and play group phenomena independence and interdependence identity and belonging peer relations and children with disabilities attuning adults to young children’s relationships. This book will be highly relevant for academics, researchers and students concerned with early childhood care and education, especially those interested in relating these issues on a global scale.

Peer Relationships in Child Development

Peer Relationships in Child Development
  • Author : Germany (West)
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 458
  • Relase : 1989-01-17
  • ISBN : UOM:39015014459005

Peer Relationships in Child Development Book Review:

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from developmental, clinical and educational backgrounds identify issues and present major findings on the effects of peer relationships in childhood and adolescence. They examine social behaviour, emotional development, school performance and other issues.

Handbook of Social Development

Handbook of Social Development
  • Author : Vincent B. Van Hasselt,Michel Hersen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2013-11-11
  • ISBN : 9781489906946

Handbook of Social Development Book Review:

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.

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
  • Author : Olivia N. Saracho,Bernard Spodek
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2013-01-17
  • ISBN : 9781136897023

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children Book Review:

The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the second edition, and this third edition of the handbook takes care to address the entirety of vital new developments. A valuable tool for all those who work and study in the field of early childhood education, this volume addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies. With a multitude of new and updated chapters, The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible.

Children's Peer Relations

Children's Peer Relations
  • Author : Janis B. Kupersmidt,Kenneth A. Dodge
  • Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2004-01-01
  • ISBN : 1591471052

Children's Peer Relations Book Review:

"Children's Peer Relations: From Development to Intervention is a compilation of virtually everything that is known about the association between children's peer relations and the development of peer rejection, aggression, and antisocial behavior. Looking beyond the peer rejection process, this volume also covers dyadic relationships, cliques, and associations with different types of peers as well as the effects of family influences." "The chapters, written by some of the best-known scientist-practitioners, will interest a wide range of scholars, researchers, and graduate students in developmental psychology and child clinical psychology as well as those working in education, social work, public health, substance abuse, criminology or sociology."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Children's Peer Talk

Children's Peer Talk
  • Author : Asta Cekaite,Shoshana Blum-Kulka,Vibeke Grøver Aukrust,Vibeke Grøver,Eva Teubal
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-04-03
  • ISBN : 9781107017641

Children's Peer Talk Book Review:

This collection offers an in-depth study of children's peer talk and its potential impact on children's learning.

Encyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan

Encyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan
  • Author : Jeffrey S. Turner
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 524
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 031329576X

Encyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan Book Review:

This comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia explores the developmental nature of social interactions and is designed for a broad range of readers in college, institutional, and public library settings. Over 500 easy-to-read entries analyze terms, concepts, themes, theories, and policies, as well as current, historical, and multicultural perspectives, and provide over 1,500 sources for further study. An appendix listing over 100 professional journals of note and a selected bibliography of the latest publications of importance to the topic overall further enrich this volume designed for students, teachers, and practitioners, and general readers in psychology, sociology, family and ethnic studies.

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, Cognitive Processes

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, Cognitive Processes
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 1120
  • Relase : 2015-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781118953846

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, Cognitive Processes Book Review:

The essential reference for human development theory, updated and reconceptualized The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work to which all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now in its Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been considered the definitive guide to the field of developmental science. Volume 2: Cognitive Processes describes cognitive development as a relational phenomenon that can be studied only as part of a larger whole of the person and context relational system that sustains it. In this volume, specific domains of cognitive development are contextualized with respect to biological processes and sociocultural contexts. Furthermore, key themes and issues (e.g., the importance of symbolic systems and social understanding) are threaded across multiple chapters, although every each chapter is focused on a different domain within cognitive development. Thus, both within and across chapters, the complexity and interconnectivity of cognitive development are well illuminated. Learn about the inextricable intertwining of perceptual development, motor development, emotional development, and brain development Understand the complexity of cognitive development without misleading simplification, reducing cognitive development to its biological substrates, or viewing it as a passive socialization process Discover how each portion of the developmental process contributes to subsequent cognitive development Examine the multiple processes – such as categorizing, reasoning, thinking, decision making and judgment – that comprise cognition The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the four volumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science is in the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shift that involves increasingly greater understanding of how to describe, explain, and optimize the course of human life for diverse individuals living within diverse contexts. This Handbook is the definitive reference for educators, policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience.

The Gifted Child in Peer Group Perspective

The Gifted Child in Peer Group Perspective
  • Author : Barry H. Schneider
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 115
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461387312

The Gifted Child in Peer Group Perspective Book Review:

An Applied Psychologist's Initiation to the Study of Gifted Children My interest in the subject matter of this book, the peer relations of gifted children, intensified enormously as result of my' involvement with one gifted child during my days as a school psychologist. At that time, I served a number of schools in a prosperous suburb. I spent most of my time working with children with behavioral and learning disorders. I received very few requests to assist gifted youngsters and their teachers, perhaps because, at that point, I was not very sensitive to their needs. One autumn I was involved in something from which I derived a great deal of satisfaction-helping the teachers of a very advanced retarded boy with Down's syndrome maintain himself in a regular first-grade class. In retrospect, the achievements of this student, Jeff, would have justified my calling him exceptionally bright, given the limits of his endowment. I was interrupted from my observation of Jeff's success in class by a phone call from another school, one to which I had not previously been summoned. I was asked to discuss the case of an intellectually gifted child who was bored, moody, difficult, and disliked by those around him.

Understanding Children's Development

Understanding Children's Development
  • Author : Peter K. Smith,Helen Cowie,Mark Blades
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 736
  • Relase : 2015-12-14
  • ISBN : 9781118772980

Understanding Children's Development Book Review:

Understanding Children's Development is the UK's best-selling developmental psychology textbook and has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and rigorous research-based approach. This dynamic text emphasizes the practical and applied implications of developmental research. It begins by introducing the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes before going on to consider all major aspects of development from conception through to adolescence. New to the 6th Edition: Increased coverage in many areas, including ethics; children’s rights; participatory research methods; three models of human plasticity; breastfeeding and cognitive development; fostering; non-resident or absent fathers; parenting styles in China; effects of domestic violence on children; physical punishment, and child maltreatment; the development and fostering of emotional intelligence; homophobic bullying and cyberbullying; and developing intercultural competence through education. There are entirely new sections on immigration, acculturation, and friendships in multicultural settings; disruptive behaviour and oppositional defiant disorder; sexting; and adolescent bedtimes. The Adolescence chapter has been extensively revised, covering work on the social brain, insights from neuroscience, evolutionary perspectives on risk-taking and peer relationships, romantic development, and use of mobile phones and the internet.

Education & Child Development

Education & Child Development
  • Author : S Wal
  • Publisher : Sarup & Sons
  • Pages : 274
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 817625634X

Education & Child Development Book Review: