Handbook of Social Development

A Lifespan Perspective

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
  • Michel Hersen

Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Gregory S. Pettit
      Pages 3-28
    3. Jeannette M. Haviland, Arlene S. Walker-Andrews
      Pages 29-49
    4. Howard D. Lerner, Joshua Ehrlich
      Pages 51-79
    5. Brooke A. Benson, Stephen C. Messer, Alan M. Gross
      Pages 81-111
    6. Constance T. Fischer
      Pages 113-130
  3. Infants and Toddlers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Inge Bretherton
      Pages 133-155
    3. Heather Walker, Daniel Messinger, Alan Fogel, Jeanne Karns
      Pages 157-181
    4. Celia A. Brownell, Earnestine Brown
      Pages 183-200
    5. Douglas M. Teti
      Pages 201-226
  4. Children and Adolescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-228
    2. Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, K. Danielle Smith
      Pages 229-256
    3. Willard W. Hartup
      Pages 257-281
    4. Kenneth H. Rubin, Linda Rose-Krasnor
      Pages 283-323
    5. Marion O’Brien
      Pages 325-345
    6. Susan B. Silverberg, Daniel L. Tennenbaum, Theodore Jacob
      Pages 347-370
    7. David J. Hansen, Jeanette Smith Christopher, Douglas W. Nangle
      Pages 371-394
  5. Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Gary R. Birchler
      Pages 397-419
    3. Lynda J. Katz, Ray Feroz
      Pages 421-453
    4. Richard M. Eisler, Kim Ragsdale
      Pages 455-471
  6. The Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-473
    2. Lawrence W. Smith, Thomas L. Patterson, Igor Grant
      Pages 475-502
    3. Robert B. Fields
      Pages 503-544
    4. Richard K. Morycz
      Pages 545-582
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 583-608

About this book


Social development over one's lifetime is a complex area that has received consider­ able attention in the psychological, social-psychological, and sociological literature over the years. Surprisingl~ however, since 1969, when Rand McNally published Goslin's Handbook of Socialization, no comprehensive statement of the field has appeared in book form. Given the impressive data in this area that have been adduced over the last two decades, we trust that our handbook will serve to fill that gap. In this volume we have followed a lifespan perspective, starting with the social interactions that transpire in the earliest development stages and progressing through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and, finall~ one's senior years. In so doing we cover a variety of issues in depth. The book contains 21 chapters and is divided into five parts: I, Theoretical Perspectives; II, Infants and Toddlers; ill, Children and Adolescents; Iv, Adults; and V, The Elderly. Each of the parts begins with introductory material that reviews the overall issues to be considered. Many individuals have contributed to the final production of this handbook. Foremost are our eminent contributors, who graciously agreed to share with us their expertise. We also thank our administrative and technical staff for their assistance in carrying out the day-to-day tasks necessary to complete such a project. Finall~ we thank Eliot Werner, Executive Editor at Plenum, for his willingness to publish and for his tolerance for the delays inevitable in the development of a large handbook.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
    • 1
  • Michel Hersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Psychological StudiesNova UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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