Social Development

History, Theory, and Research

  • Joan E. Grusec
  • Hugh Lytton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Historical, Theoretical, and Methodological Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 3-42
    3. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 43-77
  3. The Foundations of Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 81-118
    3. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 119-160
    4. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 161-212
    5. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 213-252
  4. The Content of Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 255-290
    3. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 291-325
    4. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 326-362
    5. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 363-408
  5. Some Social Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 411-432
    3. Joan E. Grusec, Hugh Lytton
      Pages 433-460
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 461-545

About this book

Introduction

For many years students who took courses in social development had no text available for their use. Those of us who instructed them had to rely on assigning journal articles to be read and providing an overview and syn­ thesis of the area in our lectures. In the last few years, the situation has changed markedly. There are now several very good textbooks that fill the void, reflecting an increasing interest in this area of research and theory. Here is one more. There are many ways to tell a story. Our book, we think, tells it dif­ ferently enough to have made it worth the writing. As we began to talk, some time ago, about undertaking this project, we found we had a mutual interest in trying to present the study of social development from a histori­ cal point of view. The field has changed dramatically from its inception, and we have both been in it long enough to have witnessed first-hand a number of these changes. Modifications of theoretical orientations and the de­ velopment of increasingly sophisticated and rigorous methodology have brought with them the stimulation of controversy and growth, as social developmental psychologists argued about the best ways of going about their business. Certainly the same things have happened in other areas of psychology, but the arguments seem to have been particularly vigorous in our own domain.

Keywords

Emotion Evolution Familie Institution Integration Moral Nation Sex behavior cognition development environment nature peer group social psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Joan E. Grusec
    • 1
  • Hugh Lytton
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyThe University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3768-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96591-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3768-6
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