1st Edition

Habitats for Children The Impacts of Density

Edited By Joachim F. Wohlwill, Willem VanVliet Copyright 1985
    260 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    First published in 1985. Much has been written from the diverse perspectives of the economist, the sociologist, the designer and planner, and others about the pros and cons of different patterns of housing and settlement for our population. This volume was generated from when in the spring of 1980 a study group was formed, sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development, with support from the Foundation for Child Development, to examine a particular aspect of this topic, namely the ways in which and the extent to which different density levels in our residential environment affect the development of children.

    Chapter 1 Settlement and Density Patterns, Gary W. Shannon, Ellen Cromley; Chapter 2 Residential Density as a Variable in Child-Development Research, Joachim F. Wohlwill; Chapter 3 High Residential Density and Perceptual-Cognitive Development, Harry Heft; Chapter 4 Play, Exploration, and Density, Phil Schoggen, Maxine Schoggen; Chapter 5 Children, Crowding, and Control:, John R. Aiello, Donna E. Thompson, Andrew Baum; Chapter 6 Habitats for Children, James Garbarino; Chapter 7 Quality of Children’s Family Interaction in Relation to Residential Type and Household Crowding, Alan Booth; Chapter 8 The Role of Housing Type, Household Density, and Neighborhood Density in Peer Interaction and Social Adjustment, Willem van Vliet–; Chapter 9 Habitats for Children, Willem van Vliet–, Joachim F. Wohlwill;


    Joachim F. Wohlwill, Willem van Vliet—both The Pennsylvania State University

    "I highly recommend this book to scholars interested in how the physical and social environment can influence human development. Persons interested in stress and children will also find this volume a valuable addition to the growing literature in this field."
    Contemporary Psychology