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This authoritative, engaging work examines the key role of relationships in child and adolescent development, from the earliest infant-caregiver transactions to peer interactions, friendships, and romantic partnerships. Sections cover foundational developmental science, the self and relationships, social behaviors, contexts for social development, and risk and resilience. Leading experts thoroughly review their respective areas and highlight the most compelling current issues, methods, and research directions.
- Structured to follow the sequence of a typical social development course.
- Chapters are brief and can be assigned along with primary source readings.
- Includes end-of-chapter suggested reading lists.
- Coverage is broader and higher-level than other social development texts.
- Designed with the needs of students in mind, in terms of writing style, size, and price.