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Persons in Context

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  • Page extent: 276 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.42 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521035842)

Social changes, including women's entry into the labour force and higher rates of divorce and remarriage, dramatically altered family life and raised complex questions about how individuals develop in the ever changing contexts of family, community and society. The goal of this 1989 volume is to enhance our understanding of human development in an evolving social context. Featuring contributions by eminent scholars in developmental, clinical and personality psychology, behavioural genetics and sociology, Persons in Context: Developmental Processes presents advances in theory and research on two central topics: how environments influence individuals in the course of development and how individuals select and shape the very environments that influence their development. The volume assembles a theoretically convergent body of research on how individuals and environments are linked in the course of development, including studies of genetics - environment relations, social interns, social interchanges in family systems, and linkages between the family and other major settings, such as peer groups, communities, and the larger social structure.

Contents

Preface; 1. Development in context: research perspectives Niall Bolger, Avshalom Caspi, Geraldine Downey and Martha Moorehouse; 2. Interacting systems in human development. Research paradigms: present and future Urie Bronfenbrenner; 3. Children, families, and communities: ways of viewing their relationships to each other Jacqueline J. Goodnow; 4. Human development and social change: an emerging perspective on the life course Glen H. Elder, Jr. and Avshalom Caspi; 5. Family process: loops,cess: loops, levels and linkages Gerald R. Patterson; 6. On the constructive role of problem behaviour in adolescence Rainer K. Silbereisen and Peter Noack; 7. The sociogenesis of self concepts Robert B. Cairns and Beverly D. Cairns; 8. Putting persons back into the context Daryl J. Bem; 9. How genotypes and environments combine: development and individual differences Sandra Scarr; Author index; Subject index.

Contributors

Niall Bolger, Avshalom Caspi, Geraldine Downey, Martha Moorehouse, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Jacqueline J. Goodnow, Glen H. Elder Jr, Gerald R. Patterson, Rainer K. Silbereisen, Peter Noack, Robert B. Cairns, Beverly D. Cairns, Daryl J. Bem, Sandra Scarr

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