1st Edition

Social and Personality Development An Advanced Textbook

Edited By Michael E. Lamb, Marc H. Bornstein Copyright 2011
    536 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    This new text contains parts of Bornstein and Lamb’s Developmental Science, 6th edition, along with new introductory material, providing a cutting edge and comprehensive overview of social and personality development. Each of the world-renowned contributors masterfully introduces the history and systems, methodologies, and measurement and analytic techniques used to understand the area of human development under review. The relevance of the field is illustrated through engaging applications. Each chapter reflects the current state of knowledge and features an introduction, an overview of the field, a chapter summary, and numerous classical and contemporary references. As a whole, this highly anticipated text illuminates substantive phenomena in social and personality developmental science and its relevance to everyday life.

    Students and instructors will appreciate the book’s online resources. For each chapter, the website features: chapter outlines; a student reading guide; a glossary of key terms and concepts; and suggested readings with hotlinks to journal articles. Only instructors are granted access to the test bank with multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions; PowerPoints with all of the text’s figures and tables; and suggestions for classroom discussion/assignments.

    The book opens with an introduction to social and personality development as well as an overview of developmental science in general—its history and theory, the cultural orientation to thinking about human development, and the manner in which empirical research is designed, conducted, and analyzed. Part 2 examines personality and social development within the context of the various relationships and situations in which developing individuals function and by which they are shaped. The book concludes with an engaging look at applied developmental psychology in action through a current examination of children and the law. Ways in which developmental thinking and research affect and are affected by practice and social policy are emphasized.

    Intended for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate level courses on social and personality development taught in departments of psychology, human development, and education, researchers in these areas will also appreciate this book’s cutting-edge coverage.

    M. E. Lamb, M. H. Bornstein, Social and Personality Development: Introduction and Overview. Part I: Foundations of Developmental Science R. M. Lerner, S. Lewin-Bizan, A. E. Alberts Warren, Concepts and Theories of Human Development. M. Cole, M. Packer, Culture in Development. D. P. Hartmann, K. E. Pelzel, C. B. Abbott, Design, Measurement, and Analysis in Developmental Research. Part II: Personality and Individual Development in Social Context R. A. Thompson, A. C. Winer, R. Goodvin, The Individual Child: Temperament, Emotion, Self, and Personality. M. E. Lamb, C. Lewis, The Role of Parent-Child Relationships in Child Development. K. H. Rubin, R. Coplan, X. Chen, J. Bowker, K. L. McDonald, Peer Relationships in Childhood. J. S. Eccles, R. W. Roeser, School and Community Influences on Human Development. L. C. Malloy, M. E. Lamb, C. Katz, Children and the Law: Examples of Applied Developmental Psychology in Action.


    Michael E. Lamb is Professor and Head of the Department of Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. Dr. Lamb received the Association for Psychological Science’s James McKeen Cattell Award for Lifetime Contributions to Applied Psychological Research. He is the co-author of Development in Infancy, Socialization and Personality Development, Infant-Mother Attachment, Child Psychology Today, Investigative Interviews of Children, and Tell Me What Happened: Structured Investigative Interviews of Child Victims and Witnesses. In addition, he has edited many books including The Role of the Father in Child Development and he founded and co-edited Advances in Developmental Psychology.

    Marc H. Bornstein is Editor of Parenting: Science and Practice and Senior Investigator and Head of Child and Family Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. Bornstein was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and has received awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Psychological Association, the American Mensa Education and Research Foundation, and the Society for Research in Child Development, to name a few. Dr. Bornstein is coauthor of Development in Infancy, Development: Infancy through Adolescence, and Lifespan Development and general editor of The Crosscurrents in Contemporary Psychology Series and the Monographs in Parenting Series. He has also edited the Handbook of Parenting and the Handbook of Cultural Developmental Science as well as numerous other volumes.

    "This book provides first-rate, scholarly coverage of many key topics in social and personality development. Graduate students and other developmental professionals will benefit from reading this well-written set of chapters by leading researchers in the field." - Nancy Eisenberg, Arizona State University, USA

    "The study of social and personality development races along so fast that it can be hard for even the most talented scholar to keep up. Thankfully, this volume is an invaluable tool in that effort. World-class developmentalists provide up to date insight into contemporary understanding of foundational issues pertaining to theory, methods, the role of culture, parent-child relationships, peer relations, and schooling. It will surely prove useful to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and academics, practitioners and policy makers alike." - Jay Belsky, University of California, Davis, USA