1st Edition

Typical and Atypical Child and Adolescent Development 7 Social Relations, Self-awareness and Identity

By Stephen von Tetzchner Copyright 2023
    284 Pages 16 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    284 Pages 16 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    284 Pages 16 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This concise guide offers an accessible introduction to social development, social relations, identity development and self-awareness from childhood to adolescence. It integrates insights from both typical and atypical development to reveal the fundamental aspects of human growth and development, and common developmental disorders.

    The topic books in this series draw on international research in the field and are informed by biological, social and cultural perspectives, offering explanations of developmental phenomena with a focus on how children and adolescents at different ages actually think, feel and act. In this volume, Stephen von Tetzchner explains key topics including: attachment; sibling and peer relations; self and identity; gender development; play; media and understanding of society; and the transition toward adulthood.

    Together with a companion website that offers topic-based quizzes, lecturer PowerPoint slides and sample essay questions, Typical and Atypical Child and Adolescent Development 7: Social Relations, Self-awareness and Identity is an essential text for all students of developmental psychology, as well as those working in the fields of child development, developmental disabilities and special education.

    The content of this topic book is taken from Stephen von Tetzchner’s core textbook Child and Adolescent Psychology: Typical and Atypical Development. The comprehensive volume offers a complete overview of child and adolescent development – for more information visit www.routledge.com/9781138823396



    Part I Attachment

    1. Early social relations

    2. Theoretical perspectives on attachment

    3. The development of attachment

    4. Individual differences in attachment

    5. Continuity of attachment

    6. Cultural differences

    7. Attachment and later functioning

    8. Attachment-related disorders

    9. Attachment theory and social work in practice

    Summary of Part I

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for further reading

    Part II Sibling and Peer Relations

    10. A growing social network

    11. Sibling relationships

    12. Peer relations

    13. The development of friendship

    14. Enemies

    15. Popular and rejected children

    16. Adolescent groups

    17. Peer relations and later disorders

    Summary of Part II

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for further reading


    Part III Self and Identity

    18. Finding a place in the world

    19. The beginnings of self-perception

    20. Theories of self-development

    21. Further development of self-perception

    22. Self-perception in atypical development

    23. Self-perception and emotional behavioural disorders

    24. Identity formation

    Summary of Part III

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for further reading

    Part IV Gender Development

    25. Gender in society

    26. The development of gender understanding

    27. Sex-typing

    28. Atypical development

    29. Theoretical perspectives on gender-typical behavior

    Summary of Part IV

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for further reading

    Part V Play

    30. Participation in play

    31. Forms of play

    32. Solitary, parallel and group play

    33. The development of play

    34. The functions of play

    35. Play in different contexts

    36. Play among children with atypical development

    Summary of Part V

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for further reading

    Part VI Media and Understanding of Society

    37. Becoming part of a larger society

    38. Children and adolescents in a media society

    39. Societal knowledge

    Summary of Part VI

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for further reading

    40. Toward Adulthood





    Stephen von Tetzchner is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway.

    The individual topic books in the Topics from Child and Adolescent Psychology are drawn from Stephen von Tetzchner’s comprehensive core textbook, Child and Adolescent Psychology.

    Praise for the core textbook:

    ‘Extremely useful text for students and practitioners alike.’ Dr. Graham Music, Consultant Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic London, UK.

    ‘Illustrates how knowledge about typical and atypical development can be integrated and used to highlight fundamental processes of human growth and maturation.’ Dr. John Coleman, PhD, OBE, UK.