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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development

Smith, Peter K. / Hart, Craig H. (Editor)

Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology (Series Nr. 1)


3. Edition April 2022
896 Pages, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-67898-4
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The most up-to-date edition of a leading resource on the research and theory of the social development of children

In the newly revised Third Edition of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, a team of eminent researchers delivers a current and comprehensive discussion of the research and theory of childhood social development. With chapters written by an international collection of leaders in their respective fields, this edited volume offers robust coverage of a range of disciplinary perspectives, including psychological, sociological, anthropolgical, evolutionary, religious, cultural, ecological, athletic, and more

The latest edition offers brand-new chapters on helping children with autism, the impact of social networking platforms on childhood social development, the influence of mass media, war and famine, the climate crisis, and the influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Containing authoritative explorations of child social development from pre-school to the onset of adolescence, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development also provides:
* A thorough introduction to historical perspectives on the social development of children, including the conceptual and empirical precursors of contemporary social development research
* Comprehensive explorations of various disciplinary perspectives, including behavioral genetics, the brain and social development in childhood, and evolutionary perspectives on social development
* Practical discussions of the ecological contexts of childhood social development, including the relationship between the physical environment and social development
* In-depth examinations of culture and immigration, including the social development of immigrant children with a focus on Europe, and on Asian and Latinx children in the US.

Perfect for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of courses in child psychology, human development, or educational psychology, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development will also earn a place in the libraries of researchers seeking a one-stop, comprehensive resource for the social development of children.

Peter K Smith & Craig H Hart

Part 1: Historical Overview

1. Conceptual and Empirical Precursors of Contemporary Social Development Research
Gary W. Ladd

Part II: Disciplinary Perspectives

2. Behavioural Genetics
Darya Gaysina

3. The Brain and Social Development in Childhood
Erin D. Bigler

4. Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Development
Lance Workman, Sandie Taylor and Jerome H. Barkow

5. Historical Devlopmental Psychology. Changing Conceptions of Child Development
Willem Koops

6. A Sociological Perspective on Social Development
Dimitra Hartas

7. Anthropological Perspectives on Social Development
Heather Montgomery

Part III: Ecological Contexts

8. Ecological Perspectives and Social Development
Rachel Maunder

9. The Physical Environment and Social Development
Sara S. Whipple and Gary W. Evans

10. Conflict, War, and Famine in Childhood: Risks and Resilience for Social Development
Charles N. Oberg, H.R. Hodges, and Ann S. Masten

11. Impact of the Climate Crisis on Children's Social Development
Ann Sanson, Karina V. Padilla Malca, and Judith Van Hoorn

12. COVID-19 and Children's Social Development: Insights from the Life Course Perspective
Rashmita S. Mistry, Aprile Benner, and Anna Kimura

Part IV Culture and Immigration

13. Culture and Children's Social Development
Xinyin Chin, Mengting Liu, and Qinglin Bian

14. The Social Development of Immigrant Children: A Focus on Asian and Latinx Children in the United States
Gustavo Carlo, Charissa S.L. Cheah, L. Diego Conejo, and Hyun Su Cho

15. Acculturation and Children's Social Development in Europe: Recent Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings
Sabahat Cigdem Bagci

Part V Child Characteristics

16. Temperament and Social Development in Childhood
Melis Yavuz, Irem Korucu, and Bilge Selcuk

17. Gender Differences in Children's Play
Karson T.F. Kung

18. Race and Ethnicity in the Context of Children's Social Development
Kathryn M. Yee, Jacquelyn Glidden, and Melanie Killen

19. Children's Social Development within the Context of Early Childhood Education
Linda A. White, Anika Ganness, and Michal Perlman

20. Children's Interpersonal Skills and School-Based Relationships: Links to School Adjustment in Early and Middle Childhood.
Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd, Gary W. Ladd, and Stephanie A. Thibault

21. The Personal and Social Development of Children in Sport
Jean Cote, Alex Murata, and Luc J. Martin

22. Religion and Social Development in Childhood
Daniel Moulin-Stozek and Michael W. James

Part VII The Family and the Peer Group

23. Parent-Child Attachment in Early and Middle Childhood
Laura E. Brumariu and Kathryn A. Kerns

24. Sibling Relations in Early and Middle Childhood
Nina Howe, Amy L. Paine, Hildy S. Ross, and Holly Recchia

25. The Interplay between Parents and Peers as Influences in Children's Social Development
Amanda W. Harrist and Anuradha J. Bakshi

Part VII Social Competence and Forms of Peer Interaction

26. Children's Friendships
Amanda J. Rose, Sara K. Boroski, Allie Spiekelman, and Rhiannon L. Smith

27. Social Withdrawal and Shyness
Julie C. Bowker, Robert J. Coplan, Kelly A. Smith, and Kenneth H. Rubin

28. Social Competence in Interactions with Peers
Antonius H. N. Cillessen and Amy D. Bellmore

29. Social Play and Social Development
Ageliki Nicolopoulou and Peter K. Smith

30. Cooperation and Competition
Marta Fulop

31. Aggression in Early and Middle Childhood
David A. Nelson, Cara S. Swit, and Craig H. Hart

32. Bullying
Rosario del Rey, Esperanza Espino, Monica Ojeda, and Joaquin A. Mora-Merchan

Part IX Cognitive, Emotional, Prosocial, and Moral Competencies

33. Social Cognition and its Main Correlates in Childhood
Daniella Bulgarelli, Anne Henning, and Evelyn Bertin

34. Emotions and Social Development in Childhood
Maria von Salisch, Katharina Voltmer, Rachel Miller-Slough, Jui Chih Chin and Susanne Denham

35. Prosocial Behavior
Hali Kil and Joan E. Grusec

36. Children's Lies: Intersecting Cognitive Development, Theory of Mind and Socialization
Laura Visu-Petra, Narcisa Prodan, and Victoria Talwar

Part X Children and the Media

37. Media and Children's Social Development
Eric E. Rasmussen and Kathrin Karsay

38. Social Networking Sites and Children's Social Development
Elisabeth Staksrud and Tijana Milosevic

Part XI Intervention and Social Development

39. Helping Autistic Children
Rachel Davis, Jacquiline den Houting, Anders Nordahl-Hansen, and Sue Fletcher Watson

40. Intervening in Childhood Social Development
Janis B. Kupersmidt, Alison E. Parker, and Mary Ellen Voegler-Lee

41. The Development of Social Competence in Children with Disabilities
Soo-Young Hong, Elizabeth Steed, Lori Meyer, and Ibrahim Acar

42. Interventions to Enhance Psychosocial Competence among Children in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries
Suman Verma
Peter K. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is co-author of the textbook Understanding Children's Development and co-editor of Bullying, Cyberbullying and Pupil Well-being in Schools: Comparing European, Australian, and Indian Perspectives, and The Cambridge Handbook of Play: Developmental and Disciplinary Perspectives.

Craig H. Hart is a Professor of Human Development in the School of Family Life and Director of the Faculty Center at Brigham Young University. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters on parenting/familial linkages with children's social development from a multicultural and US Asian immigration perspective, with an emphasis on Asian children. Dr. Hart has served in numerous university admistrative capacities as well as on the Biobheavioral and Behavioral Sciences subcommittee, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

P. K. Smith, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK; C. H. Hart, Brigham Young University, US