Social Development

Relationships in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

Edited by Marion K. Underwood and Lisa H. Rosen

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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.

Pedagogical Features:

“The editors have wisely chosen to narrow the field of child development enough to be able to provide a meaningful guide to an important area....Up-to-date research is presented in a clear style....The book is a useful resource for lecturing, and as a reading list recommendation it gives students an academically rigorous overview. For clinicians, it gives updates on literature and a reminder of why the assessment of childhood social relationships can be so valuable from the point of view of mental health and social adjustment. It is possible to dip in and out of this book or read it as a cohesive whole. I would highly recommend it to clinical and academic colleagues alike.”

The Psychologist


“This volume covers exciting research advances in social development, with chapters from the best scholars in the field. It is an invaluable resource for social development researchers and an extraordinary text for graduate or upper-level undergraduate courses. Anyone interested in the social development of children and adolescents should read this book.”

—Martha J. Cox, PhD, Director, Center for Developmental Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


“A great guide to social development in childhood and adolescence. Leading authorities provide comprehensive overviews that incorporate the foundations of the field, the latest findings, and cutting-edge research directions. Newcomers will learn essential information, while experts will have lots of interesting new ideas and findings to ponder. This book is an excellent text for both advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. It is organized around multiple themes (self and relationships, social behaviors, contexts, and risk and resilience), which provides a deeper perspective than any single theme could. The number and length of chapters make it easy to design a syllabus around. This book is truly a winner!”

—Wyndol Furman, PhD, John Evans Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Denver


“Underwood and Rosen are leaders in the field, and their contributors are active scholars who present both established and cutting-edge knowledge. Virtually every area of social and personality development has an excellent corresponding chapter. This is a go-to reference for students at all levels interested in the relationships that make us who we are, from the beginning of life to adolescence. I've used many chapters with great success in my advanced undergraduate personality and social development course.”

—Philip Rodkin, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Table of Contents

I. Setting the Stage

1. The Architecture of Social Developmental Science: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives, Ross A. Thompson and Miranda Goodman

2. Biological Correlates of Social Development, Leslie J. Carver and Lisa Tully

3. Temperament, Emotion Regulation, and Social Development, Susan D. Calkins and Jennifer S. Mackler

II. Self and Relationships

4. The Self and Identity, Lisa H. Rosen and Meagan M. Patterson

5. Attachment Theory and Research in Developmental Psychology: An Overview and Appreciative Critique, Glenn I. Roisman and Ashley M. Groh

6. Families, Parenting, and Discipline, George W. Holden, Brigitte Vittrup, and Lisa H. Rosen

7. Peer Relations as a Developmental Context, William M. Bukowski, Duane Buhrmester, and Marion K. Underwood

8. Romantic Relationships in Adolescence, Jennifer Connolly and Caroline McIsaac

III. Social Behaviors

9. Aggression, Marion K. Underwood

10. The Science of Moral Development, Lawrence J. Walker and Jeremy A. Frimer

11. Prosocial Behavior, Joan E. Grusec and Amanda Sherman

IV. Contexts for Social Development

12. Gender, Campbell Leaper and Rebecca S. Bigler

13. Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class, Nancy E. Hill and Dawn P. Witherspoon

14. Child Care and Schools, Margaret Tresch Owen and Kristin L. Bub

15. Culture, Thomas S. Weisner

V. Risk and Resilience

16. Child Maltreatment and Social Relationships, Penelope K. Trickett and Sonya Negriff

17. A Developmental Perspective on Risk, Resilience, and Prevention, Scott D. Gest and Alice J. Davidson


About the Editors

Marion K. Underwood, PhD, is an Ashbel Smith Professor of Psychological Sciences in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Underwood’s research examines anger, aggression, and gender, with special attention to the development of social aggression. Her work has been published in numerous scientific journals. She received the Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Texas at Dallas, was granted a K02 Mid-Career Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Lisa H. Rosen, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Philosophy at Texas Woman's University. Dr. Rosen's research examines risk factors for and consequences of peer victimization, and her work has been published in numerous scientific journals. She received the William C. Howell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship and was granted an Early Career Travel Award by the Society for Research in Child Development.

Contributors

Rebecca S. Bigler, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Kristen L. Bub, EdD, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Duane Buhrmester, PhD (deceased), School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

William M. Bukowski, PhD, Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Susan D. Calkins, PhD, Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

Leslie J. Carver, PhD, Department of Psychology and Human Development Program, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Jennifer Connolly, PhD, Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alice J. Davidson, PhD, Department of Psychology, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

Jeremy A. Frimer, MA, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Scott D. Gest, PhD, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Miranda Goodman, MA, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California

Ashley M. Groh, MA, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

Joan E. Grusec, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nancy E. Hill, PhD, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

George W. Holden, PhD, Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Campbell Leaper, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

Jennifer S. Mackler, MA, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

Caroline McIsaac, PhD, Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sonya Negriff, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Margaret Tresch Owen, PhD, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Meagan M. Patterson, PhD, Department of Psychology and Research in Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Glenn I. Roisman, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

Lisa H. Rosen, PhD, Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas

Amanda Sherman, MA, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ross A. Thompson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California

Penelope K. Trickett, PhD, School of Social Work and Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Lisa Tully, MA, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Marion K. Underwood, PhD, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Brigitte Vittrup, PhD, Department of Family Sciences, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas

Lawrence J. Walker, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Thomas S. Weisner, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, NPI–Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Center for Culture and Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Dawn P. Witherspoon, PhD, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Audience

Students, instructors, researchers, and practitioners in developmental, child clinical, and school psychology.

Course Use

Serves as a text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, such as Social Development, Child Development, and Social and Personality Development.
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