This volume continues the tradition of the Life-Span Development Series, presenting overviews of research programs on a variety of developmental topics. Research and theory in life-span development have given increased attention to the issues of constancy and change in human development and to the opportunities for, and constraints on, plasticity in structure and function across life. Acknowledging the need for and existence of interconnection between age and developmental periods, it focuses on conditions for possibly discontinuous development that emerge at later periods. Contributors to this series are sensitive to the restrictive consequences of studying only specific age periods, such as old age, infancy, or adolescence. Each scholar attempts to relate the facts about one age group to similar facts about other age groups, and to move toward the study of transformation of characteristics and processes over the life span.
Table of Contents
Contents: T.M. Field, Psychobiological Attunement in Close Relationships. J.W. Hagen, J.T. Myers, J.S. Allswede, The Psychological Impact of Children's Chronic Illness. S.M. McHale, A.C. Crouter, W.T. Bartko, Traditional and Egalitarian Patterns of Parental Involvement: Antecedents, Consequences, and Temporal Rhythms. D. Dannefer, On the Conceptualization of Context in Developmental Discourse: Four Meanings of Context and Their Implications. G.R. Carroll, H. Haveman, A. Swaminathan, Careers in Organizations: An Ecological Perspective. K.H. Reich, Religious Development Across the Life Span: Conventional and Cognitive Developmental Approaches. C.B. Fisher, M. Brennan, Application and Ethics in Developmental Psychology.
"...the contributions to Volume 11 maintain the high quality of previous volumes in the series.... each chapter does an excellent job at covering the main points and provides a fine starting place for individuals desiring current summaries either for personal updating or as a way to begin a more serious study of the topic....an important addition to any developmentalist's reference library."