Comprised of papers written by members of the Social Science Research Council Subcommittee on Child Development in Life-Span Perspective, this book provides a representation of the current status of the relation between child development and the life- span. It suggests the possible synthesis of these two fields from both conceptual and empirical evidence. Theories and methods concerning the social, psychological, and anatomical influences on children's cognitive development through adolescence are highlighted.
"Contributors together with the editors, explore their respective fields in a manner that is both illuminating and carefully designed for rapid reading."
—Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
"This volume well deserves a place on library shelves; between its covers, students will find brought together a variety of viewpoints that characterize contemporary developmental psychology and anticipate the future of the field."
Contents: E.M. Hetherington, P.B. Baltes, Child Psychology and Life-Span Development. R.M. Lerner, Personality and Development: A Life-Span Perspective. J.W. Meyer, The Social Construction of the Psychology of Childhood: Some Contemporary Processes. D.L. Featherman, K.I. Spenner, N. Tsunematsu, Class and the Socialization of Children: Constancy, Change, or Irrelevance? M.E.P. Seligman, L.P. Kamen, S. Nolen-Hoeksema, Explanatory Style Across the Life Span: Achievement and Health. A. Caspi, G.H. Elder Jr, Childhood Precursors of the Life Course: Early Personality and Life Disorganization. J. Dunn, L. Sherrod, Changes in Children's Social Lives and the Development of Social Understanding. R.D. Parke, Families in Life-Span Perspective: A Multilevel Developmental Approach. M. Perlmutter, Cognitive Development in Life-Span Perspective: From Description of Difference to Explanation of Changes. F.E. Weinert, A. Helmke, Individual Differences in Cognitive Development: Does Instruction Make a Difference? H.W. Stevenson, Culture and Schooling: Influences on Cognitive Development. R.J. Sternberg, Lessons from the Life-Span: What Theorists of Intellectual Development Among Children Can Learn from Their Counterparts Studying Adults. O.G. Brim Jr., D.A. Phillips, The Life Span Intervention Cube.