Improving Competence across the Lifespan

Building Interventions Based on Theory and Research

  • Dolores Pushkar
  • William M. Bukowski
  • Alex E. Schwartzman
  • Dale M. Stack
  • Donna R. White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dolores Pushkar, Dale M. Stack
    Pages 1-8
  3. Bruce E. Compas, Alexandra Harding
    Pages 9-26
  4. Michael Lewis
    Pages 27-36
  5. Dale M. Stack, Diane Poulin-Dubois
    Pages 37-57
  6. William M. Bukowski, Tanya A. Bergevin, Amir G. Sabongui, Lisa A. Serbin
    Pages 91-100
  7. Frances E. Aboud, Shelley C. Dennis
    Pages 101-115
  8. Roy F. Baumeister, Karen P. Leith, Mark Muraven, Ellen Bratslavsky
    Pages 117-132
  9. Alex E. Schwartzman
    Pages 133-139
  10. Sherrie Bieman-Copland, Ellen Bouchard Ryan, Jane Cassano
    Pages 141-157
  11. Arnold Sameroff, W. Todd Bartko
    Pages 177-192
  12. Frederick Lowy, Anna-Beth Doyle
    Pages 193-200
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 201-207

About this book


This book arises from a conference held in November 1996 designed to examine how competence can be improved in the different stages ofthe lifespan. To this end, we brought together eminent researchers in different areas of human development—infancy, childhood, and adulthood, including the late adult years. The conference was based on the premise that discussion arising from the interfaces of research and practice would increase our knowledge of and stimulate the further application of effective interventions designed to improve competence. The editors wish to acknowledge the contributions of Concordia University and the Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide a la Recherche (FCAR) in providing funding and other assistance toward the conference “Improving Competence Across the Lifespan” and toward the publication of this book. Finally, we wish to express our gratitude to the numerous students associated with our Centre for their help and to Gail Pitts and Lesley Husband of the Centre for Research in Human Development for their assistance. We are especially grateful to Donna Craven, Centre for Research in Human Development, for her heroic work on both the conference and the present volume. We could not have met our goals without you.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dolores Pushkar
    • 1
  • William M. Bukowski
    • 1
  • Alex E. Schwartzman
    • 1
  • Dale M. Stack
    • 1
  • Donna R. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Concordia UniversityMontrealCanada

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