This book provides insight into the complex nature of socialization and development by exploring the interrelations among such topics as play, diet, social cognition, self-concept, friendship, family, and school. This book also examines the contributions and impact of intrapersonal and interpersonal integration on a child's psychological development from early to middle childhood levels.
"…The volume contains high quality reviews of a variety of important topics….The editors and contributors provide scholarly, useful presentations of current thinking and research…The book is…to be particularly valuable for scholars…or for graduate students courses in human development."
Contents: Section I: T.D. Yawkey,Development and Context. J.L. Roopnarine, D. Cochran, N.S. Mounts, Traditional Psychological Theories and Socialization During Middle and Early Childhood: An Attempt at Reconceptualization. M.B. Shure, Prevention Research, Evaluation, and Application: Reflections on a Cognitive Approach. Section II: J.E. Johnson, Intraindividual Integration: An Introduction. S. Harter, Developmental Processes in the Construction of Self. L. Rose-Krasnor, Social Cognition. J.E. Johnson, T.D. Yawkey, Play and Integration. Section III: T.D. Yawkey, Interindividual Integration: An Introduction. V.A. Christopherson, The Family as a Socialization Context. S. Oden, Alternative Perspectives on Children's Peer Relationships. E. Asp, J. Garbarino, Integrative Processes at School and in the Community. Section IV: J.E. Johnson, T.D. Yawkey, Intra and Interindividual Integration: An Introduction. J.A. Goldman, Diet and Behavior: A Consideration of Recent Research. K. Levine, E. Mueller, Communication. W. Emmerich, Individual Differences and Socialization.