Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science: Theory and Method

Editor/Author Lerner, Richard M.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-118-13677-5
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 121
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2017
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The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, 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.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword to the Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, Seventh Edition
  • The Handbook's Developing tradition
  • References
  • Preface
  • References
  • Volume 1 Preface
  • Contributors
  • Chapter 1: Concepts, Theory, and Method in Developmental Science: A View of the Issues
  • The Plan of This Volume
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Processes, Relations, and Relational-Developmental-Systems
  • Conceptual Contexts
  • The Cartesian-Split-Mechanistic Worldview and Split-Mechanistic Middle-Range Metatheories as Scientific Paradigm
  • The Process-Relational Worldview and Relational-Developmental-Systems as Scientific Paradigm
  • Relational-Developmental-Systems
  • When Vocabulary Matters
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Dynamic Systems in Developmental Science
  • The Dynamic Systems Approach: A Tale of Two Narratives
  • Historical Foundations for the Dynamic Systems Approach: General Systems Theory and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics: Mathematically Formalizing the Dynamics of Wholeness
  • The Dynamic Systems Approach to Development: General Considerations
  • Aligning General Systems Theory and Nonlinear Dynamics: An Inclusive Approach
  • Aligning General Systems Theory and Nonlinear Dynamics: An Exclusive Approach
  • Inclusive and Exclusive Approaches to Dynamic Systems Compared
  • The Inclusive Dynamic Systems Approach to Development: All Is Organized Process
  • The Exclusive Dynamic Systems Approach to Development: All Is Process, and Organization Is Derived
  • Conclusion: In Search of Unified Metatheoretical Ground
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Dynamic Development of Thinking, Feeling, and Acting
  • The Dynamics of Human Action: The Person ←→ Environment System
  • The How of Development: The Epigenesis of Psychological Structures
  • The Structure of Action
  • The Emotional Grounding of Individual Action
  • Intersubjectivity and the Coregulation of Thinking, Feeling, and Acting
  • Sociocultural Context and Semiotic Mediation
  • Dynamic Skill Theory: Tools for Tracking the Development of Integrative Psychological Structures
  • A Common Scale of Skill Measurement
  • Developmental Changes in Psychological Skills
  • Developmental Changes During Infancy: From Reflex Patterns through Sensorimotor Action Systems
  • Developmental Changes, Toddler to Adulthood: From Representations Through Abstractions
  • Dynamic Skill Theory and the Common Scale: A Summary
  • The Shapes of Development: Ranges, Webs, and Pathways
  • Developmental Range
  • How Coactive Scaffolding Produces Higher-Level Skills
  • Developmental Analysis of Joint Action
  • Nonlinearity and the Shapes of Development
  • Webs and Developmental Pathways
  • Illustrating the Constructive Web: Paths in the Development of Reading
  • Forging a Path by Walking
  • Development in Infancy: Changes in Skills for Relating to Persons and Things
  • The Development of Reaching in Infancy
  • From Neonatal Prereaching to Self-Directed Reaching
  • The Development of Reaching to Eat
  • Dynamic Variation in the Development of Reaching
  • The Power and Limits of Sensorimotor Action: What Do Infants “Know” About Objects and Persons?
  • Pathways in the Development of Psychological Structures From Childhood Through Adulthood: The Case of Everyday Moral Action
  • From Affect to Identity: Paths in the Development of Structures of Moral Action
  • Autonomy, Rights, and the Ethos of Fairness: From Individual Interest to Individual Rights
  • Cultivating Conscience: From Committed Compliance to Moral Character (Virtue)
  • Developing Concern for Others: From Empathy to the Rule of Caring
  • Consolidating Moral Identity Through Adolescence: The Reconciliation Model
  • Continuing the Moral Trail: From Adolescence Through Adulthood
  • A Microdevelopmental Analysis of the Coactive Construction of Everyday Skills
  • Cocreating the Developmental Process: Negotiating Mediational Means
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Biology, Development, and Human Systems
  • Developmental Theory in the History of Biology
  • Evolutionary Theory and Genocentrism
  • Psychology and Nativism
  • Developmental Psychobiological Systems
  • Conceptual and Empirical Objections to Nativism
  • Genes, Epigenetics, and Development
  • Experience, Epigenetics, and Nervous System Development
  • Integrating Development and Evolution
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Ethology and Human Development
  • Setting the Scene
  • Changes in the Ethological Approach to Development
  • Different Problems, Different Questions
  • Biological Function
  • Meanings of Innateness and Instinct
  • Heritability
  • Robustness of Development
  • Plasticity in Development
  • Integration of Robustness and Plasticity
  • Evolution and Development
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Neuroscience, Embodiment, and Development
  • Overview
  • Neuroscience and Levels of Analysis
  • Embodiment and the Integration of Levels
  • Embodiment Within a Relational Developmental Systems Perspective
  • Toward an Integrative Developmental Science
  • On the Development of the Relational System
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8: The Development of Agency
  • Overview
  • Philosophy of the Active Organism
  • Psychology and Development
  • Civic Life and the Sociocultural Dimensions of Agency
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Dialectical Models of Socialization
  • Two Metaphors for Socialization: The One-Way Arrow and Dialectics
  • Human Agents: The Interacting Components in the Dialectical Whole
  • Holism: The Systemic Context
  • Holism in Social Relational Theory
  • What Is the Parent-Child Relationship?
  • Contradiction: The Source of Change
  • Synthesis in Dialectics: Nonlinear Outcomes
  • Applied Social Relational Theory
  • Dialectically Informed Methodology
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Human Development and Culture
  • Initial Convergences at the Turn of the Century
  • Continued Debates in the 21ST Century
  • The Current Trend Toward Relational Integrative Approaches
  • Integration of Culture and Human Development: Conceptual Issues
  • Integrating Culture and Human Development: Methodological Issues
  • Integrating Multiple Levels of Analysis: Cultural Neuroscience
  • Integrating Individual and Context: Ethnic Identity Development
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Emotional Development and Consciousness
  • General Issues in the Study of Emotion and Consciousness
  • Intention, Agency, and Action Patterns
  • The Emotional System
  • Consciousness and the Self-System
  • Theories of the Development of Different Levels of Consciousness
  • Measurement of Reflected Consciousness
  • The Role of Consciousness in Development
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Development of Personal and Cultural Identities
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Checking to See if Descartes Is Really Dead
  • Part IIA: Scoffers—The New Opposition to Cartesian Substance Dualism
  • Part IIB: Boosters—the New Cartesian Dichotomists
  • Part IIC: Critique of the Neo-Cartesian Boosters
  • Dualism Light
  • Deconstructing the Person–Culture Dichotomy—A Psychological and Cultural Case Study of Youth Suicide
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Moral Development
  • The Liberal Tradition in Moral Philosophy
  • Chapter Context and Structure
  • Historical Sources of Thinking About Moral Determinism
  • Culture, Heterogeneity, and Alternative Perspectives
  • Social Domains and Social Interactions
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Development and Self-Regulation
  • How Relational-Developmental-Systems Informs Researchers' Understanding of Self-Regulation
  • Action and Development Occur in a Relational Integrated Person-Context System
  • Definitions of Self-Regulation and Related Constructs
  • Important Correlates of Self-Regulation
  • Studying Self-Regulation From the Perspective of RDS
  • Future Directions for Research in Self-Regulation
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 16: Positive Youth Development and Relational-Developmental-Systems
  • PYD as a Developmental Process
  • Relational-Developmental-Systems: An Overview
  • The Study of Adolescence Within the Relational Developmental System
  • Approaches to PYD as a Developmental Process
  • PYD as a Philosophy or Approach to Youth Programming
  • PYD as Instances of Youth Programs and Organizations
  • Problems in Integrating the Three Facets of PYD Scholarship
  • Methodological Problematics of PYD Research Framed by RDS Models
  • Predicting Developmental Phenomena Requires Change-Sensitive Measurement Tools
  • Optimization Within the Relational-Developmental-Systems Paradigm of Developmental Science
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 17: Systems Methods for Developmental Research
  • Statistical Analysis of Dynamic Systems Models: Foundations
  • The Relation Between Inter- and Intraindividual Variation
  • Dynamic Factor Analysis of Stationary Processes
  • Dynamic Factor Analysis of Nonstationary Processes
  • The Dangers of Pooling
  • An Alternative to Deal With Heterogeneity: IF and iFACE
  • Another Alternative to Deal With Heterogeneity: GIMME
  • Nonlinear Dynamic Systems Modeling of Developmental Stage Transitions
  • Catastrophe Theoretical Modeling of Cognitive Developmental Stage Transitions
  • Catastrophe Theoretical Detection of Cognitive Stage Transitions
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 18: Neuroscientific Methods With Children
  • Methods Employed in the Study of Brain Structures and Functions
  • Brain Structure
  • Brain Function
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 19: Mixed Methods in Developmental Science
  • Defining a Mixed Methods Framework
  • Qualitative Methods: A Brief Overview
  • Combining Methods
  • Beyond Qualitative/Quantitative Paradigmatic Incompatibility
  • Organizing/Mixing Multiple Methods
  • Examples of Mixed Methods Research in Developmental Science
  • Moving Forward With Mixed Methods in Developmental Science
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 20: Growth Curve Modeling and Longitudinal Factor Analysis
  • Taxonomy of Change Processes
  • Modeling Change Processes
  • Future Directions for Modeling Change Processes
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 21: Person-Oriented Methodological Approaches
  • The Study of Variation
  • On Losing Individual Differences in Developmental Research
  • The Tenets of Person-Oriented Research
  • Idiographic Psychology and Differential Psychology
  • Comparing Person-Oriented Research, Idiographic Research, and Differential Psychology
  • Methods of Person-Oriented Research
  • Methods of Data Analysis
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index