Psychosocial Skills and School Systems in the 21st Century

Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Anastasiya A Lipnevich
  • Franzis Preckel
  • Richard D. Roberts

Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. General Background: Theory and Guiding Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthias Ziegler, Martin Brunner
      Pages 29-55
    3. Steven E. Stemler, Mary DePascale
      Pages 57-92
  3. Psychosocial Skills: Key Constructs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Andrew T. Jebb, Rachel Saef, Scott Parrigon, Sang Eun Woo
      Pages 115-132
    3. James C. Kaufman, Ronald A. Beghetto, Anna Dilley
      Pages 133-153
    4. Lisa E. Kim, Arthur E. Poropat, Carolyn MacCann
      Pages 155-185
    5. Héfer Bembenutty, Marie C. White, Maria K. DiBenedetto
      Pages 215-239
    6. Chris S. Hulleman, Kenneth E. Barron, Jeff J. Kosovich, Rory A. Lazowski
      Pages 241-278
    7. Thomas Goetz, Madeleine Bieg
      Pages 279-298
  4. Psychosocial Skills: Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Sandra Prince-Embury, Kateryna V. Keefer, Donald H. Saklofske
      Pages 301-324
    3. Catalina Torrente, Susan E. Rivers, Marc A. Brackett
      Pages 325-346
    4. Jonas P. Bertling, Francesca Borgonovi, Debby E. Almonte
      Pages 347-372
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Anastasiya A. Lipnevich, Franzis Preckel, Richard D. Roberts
      Pages 375-394
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 395-401

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview and in-depth analysis of research on psychosocial skills, examining both theory and areas of application. It discusses students’ psychosocial skills both as components of academic success and desired educational outcomes in grades K through 12. The book describes an organizing framework for psychosocial skills and examines a range of specific constructs that includes achievement, motivation, self-efficacy, creativity, emotional intelligence, resilience, and the need for cognition. In addition, it reviews specific school-based interventions and examines issues that concern the malleability of psychosocial skills. It addresses issues relating to the integration of psychosocial skills into school curriculum as well as large-scale assessment policies. 

Topics featured in this book include:
  • Development of psychosocial skills in grades K-12.
  • Assessment of psychosocial skills.
  • Conscientiousness in education and its relation to meaningful educational outcomes.
  • Creativity in schools, including theory, assessment, and interventions.
  • Academic emotions and their regulation through emotional intelligence.
  • Resilience and school-based programs aimed at enhancing it.
  • Psychosocial Skills and School Systems in the 21st Century is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, mental health professionals, and policymakers in child and school psychology, educational policy and politics, public health, social work, developmental psychology, and educational psychology.


    Academic self-concept and outcomes Achievement motivation Achievement motivation and academic success Affect and emotional intelligence Asperger's and psychosocial interventions Attributions and behavioral, emotional, and academic outcomes

    Editors and affiliations

    • Anastasiya A Lipnevich
      • 1
    • Franzis Preckel
      • 2
    • Richard D. Roberts
      • 3
    1. 1.Educational Psychology, CUNYQueens College and the Graduate Center,FlushingUSA
    2. 2. Department of PsychologyUniversity of TrierTrierGermany
    3. 3.Professional Examination ServiceCenter for Innovative AssessmentsNew YorkUSA

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