This work provides an overview of cognitive, intellectual, personality, and social development across the lifespan, with attention to infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, and early/middle/late adulthood. Chapters cover a broad range of core topics including language acquisition, identity formation, and the role of family, peers, school, and workplace influences on continuity and change over time.
Table of Contents
Handbook of Psychology: Preface (I. B. Weiner). Volume Preface (R. M. Lerner, et al.). Foreword (D. Elkind). Contributors Introduction: Dimensions of Developmental Psychology (R. M. Lerner, et al.). PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN. 1. Development Across the Life Span (W. F. Overton). 2. Applied Developmental Science (D. Wertlied). PART TWO: INFANCY. 3. Infant Perception and Cognition (L. B. Cohen, et al.). 4. Social and Emotional Development in Infancy (R. Thompson, et al.). 5. Stress and Emotion in Early Childhood (M. R. Gunnar & E. P. Davis). 6. Diversity in Caregiving Contexts (H. Fitzgerald, et al.). PART THREE: CHILDHOOD. 7. Language Development in Childhood (E. Hoff). 8. Cognitive Development in Childhood (D. H. Feldman). 9. Emotion and Personality Development in Childhood (E. M. Cummings, et al.). 10. Sovial Develo pment and Social Relationships i n Middle Childhood (S. M. McHale). 11. The Cultural Context of Child Development (T. S. Saraswathi & J. Mistry). PART FOUR: ADOLESCENCE. 12. Puberty, Sexuality, and Health (E. Susman, et al.). 13. Cognitive Development in Adolescence (J. Eccles, et al.). 14. Emotional and Personality Development in Adolescence (N. L. Gambos & C. L. Costigan). 15. Positive Behaviors, Problem Behaviors and Resiliency in Adolescence (D. F. Perkins & L. M. Borden). 16. Relationships with Parents and Peers in Adolescence (M. Kerr, et al.). PART FIVE: ADULTHOOD AND AGING. 17. Disease, Health and Aging (I. Siegler, et al.). 18. Cognitive Development in Adulthood (R. Dixon & A. Cohen). 19. Personality Development in Adulthood and Old Age (R. M. Bertrand & M. E. Lachman). 20. Social Relationships in Adulthood and Old Age (R. Pruchno & J. Rosenbaum). PART SIX: APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN. 21. Disabilities and Development (P. Hauser-Cram & A. Howell). 22. Applied Developmental Science of Positive Human Development (R. M. Lerner, et al.). 23. Child Development and the Law (M. Lamb). 24. Health and Human Development (C. Connell & M. R.Janevic). 25. Successful Aging (A. M. Freund & M. Riediger). Author Index. Subject Index.