Social Development, 2nd Edition provides psychologists with a comprehensive, scholarly, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of theoretical insights and empirical findings in the field of social development. It conveys the excitement of recent advances along with the accumulated knowledge that forms the basis of the field. Psychologists will gain a better understanding of cultural variation, both among societies around the world and within our own society.
Ross D. Parke, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of psychology and the director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of numerous books on fatherhood and child psychology.
Preface xv Part I Theories, Themes, and Tools for Discovery Chapter 1 Introduction: Theories of Social Development Chapter 2 Research Methods: Tools for Discovery Part II Early Tasks of Social Development Chapter 3 Biological Foundations: Roots in Neurons and Genes Chapter 4 Attachment: Forming Close Relationships Chapter 5 Emotions: Thoughts About Feelings Chapter 6 Self and Other: Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know You Part III Contexts of Social Development Chapter 7 Family: Early and Enduring Influences Chapter 8 Peers: A World of Their Own Chapter 9 Schools, Mentors, Media: Connections with Society Part IV Processes and Products of Social Development Chapter 10 Sex and Gender: Vive La Difference? Chapter 11 Morality: Knowing Right, Doing Good Chapter 12 Aggression: Insult and Injury Part V Policy and Prospects Chapter 13 Policy: Improving Children s Lives Chapter 14 Overarching Themes: Integrating Social Development Glossary 469 References 479 Author Index 585 Subject Index 607