An authoritative new work exploring the themes of communication and implementation of research within developmental psychology a scientific field with extensive real world value in addressing problems faced by individuals, families and services * Brings together the insights of a stellar group of contributors with personal experience translating developmental psychology research into practice * Accessibly structured into sections exploring family processes and child rearing practices; educational aspects; and clinical applications * Goes beyond traditional reviews of literature in the field to report on practical implementation of research findings, including the challenges faced by authors * Serves as an invaluable resource for developmental psychologists, practitioners working in the field of child development, and policymakers working on issues affecting children and families
H. Rudolph Schaffer is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and has written extensively on various aspects of child development. His recent publications for Blackwell include Introducing Child Psychology. He is also editor of the journal Social Development. Kevin Durkin is Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, having previously held a Chair at the University of Western Australia. He has written a large number of journal articles and books, including the bestselling Blackwell title Developmental Social Psychology. He is editor of First Language journal. His current work is focused on young people and the media, language acquisition and problem behaviour in adolescence.
Notes on Contributors x In Memoriam xviii Part I Family Processes and Child Rearing Practices 1 1 On Giving Away Developmental Psychology 3 Kevin Durkin and H. Rudolph Schaffer 2 The Role of Popular Literature in Influencing Parents' Behavior 22 Penelope Leach 3 Opportunities and Obstacles in Giving Away Research on Marital Conflict and Children 53 E. Mark Cummings, W. Brad Faircloth, Patricia M. Schacht, Kathleen P. McCoy, and Alice C. Schermerhorn 4 Implementing a Preventive Parenting Program with Families of Young Children: Challenges and Solutions 79 Angela D. Moreland and Jean E. Dumas 5 Parenting Information and Advice and the Mass Media 100 Matthew R. Sanders and Rachel Calam 6 Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents: Reflections on the Research Policy Interface 121 Charlotte J. Patterson and Rachel H. Farr 7 Child Care at the Nexus of Practice, Policy, and Research 143 Christina Hardway and Kathleen McCartney 8 Teenage Childbearing in the United States: Do Our Programs and Policies Reflect Our Knowledge Base? 171 Anne Martin and Jeanne Brooks ]Gunn Part II Educational Aspects 201 9 The Trials and Tribulations of Changing How Reading is Taught in Schools: Synthetic Phonics and The Educational Backlash 203 Rhona S. Johnston and Joyce E. Watson 10 Giving Away Early Mathematics: Big Math for Little Kids Encounters the Complex World of Early Education 222 Herbert P. Ginsburg and Barbrina B. Ertle 11 Toward a Truly Democratic Civics Education 264 Charles C. Helwig and Shaogang Yang 12 Research and Practice in the Study of School Bullying 290 Peter K. Smith 13 Promoting Pedestrian Skill Development in Young Children: Implementation of a National Community ]Centered Behavioral Training Scheme 311 James A. Thomson 14 Researcher Practitioner Partnerships in the Development of Intervention to Reduce Prejudice Among Children 341 Lindsey Cameron and Adam Rutland Part III Clinical Aspects 367 15 What Do We Know and Why Does It Matter? The Dissemination of Evidence ]Based Interventions for Child Maltreatment 369 Dante Cicchetti, Sheree L. Toth, Wendy J. Nilsen, and Jody Todd Manly 16 Language Impairment and Adolescent Outcomes 407 Gina Conti ]Ramsden and Kevin Durkin 17 Translating Models of Adolescent Problem Behavior into Effective Intervention: Trials, Tribulations and Future Directions 440 Thomas J. Dishion and Miwa Yasui 18 Giving Knowledge about Children's Mental Health Away: Challenges and Opportunities 467 Janice Cooper and Jane Knitzer Author Index 497 Subject Index 520