Handbook of Socialization, First Edition: Theory and Research

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Bringing together leading authorities, this handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge on socialization processes from earliest childhood through adolescence and beyond. Contributors present cutting-edge theories and findings pertaining to family, peer, school, community, media, and other influences on individual development. The important, growing areas of genetics and biology, cultural psychology, and affective science are given particular attention. Essential topics include the effects on children of different parenting strategies and family structures; factors that shape gender development, emotional competence, and achievement motivation; the role of relationships in the socialization process; and strategies for intervention with antisocial youth.

 

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Edited by Joan E. Grusec, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Paul D. Hastings, PhD, Centre for Research in Human Development, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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"This book is a wonderful combination of breadth and depth. It revitalizes a topic that had come to seem restricted to young children, 'good' behavior, and parents' control strategies. Chapters cover a variety of ages, behaviors (from antisocial acts to emotional competence and ways of thinking), and influences (from genetics to families, peers, and cultures), all aiming at an integrated picture. Overall, this is a magnificent resource and a thought-provoking, highly readable text for any course asking the question that attracts many to psychology: 'How do people come to act the way they do?'"--Jacqueline J. Goodnow, PhD, Macquarie University, Australia

"The classic concept of socialization receives a state-of-the-art, innovative, and intellectually stimulating treatment in this extraordinary volume. Distinguished researchers, who represent an impressively broad range of perspectives, provide a remarkably rich portrayal of socialization processes. The book encompasses multiple levels of analyses: biological, genetic, and evolutionary factors; relationships; and culture. Adopting a lifespan approach, it describes socialization in various settings, such as families, peer groups, schools, and societies, and in multiple domains, such as emotion, cognition, and gender. This landmark volume will greatly benefit scholars, graduate students, university instructors, and anyone interested in the advanced study of human development."--Grazyna Kochanska, PhD, University of Iowa

"This landmark volume is the first attempt in more than three decades to compile definitive statements of the diverse theoretical and empirical approaches to socialization. Its appearance is very timely. The contributors are recognized leaders in the field who provide cutting-edge accounts of their topics, from intrapersonal biological processes to the impact of context. Grusec and Hastings have produced a tremendously valuable resource for scholars and students."--W. Andrew Collins, PhD, University of Minnesota "This remarkable book offers a comprehensive, contemporary, scholarly overview of the dynamic and complex ways in which environmental forces interact with biological factors to shape children’s lives. Professionals and graduate students who seek a more profound understanding of the roles of parents, family, peers, institutions, and cultures will find it indispensable."--Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, PhD, Senior Scientist, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This wonderful handbook resonates well beyond its topic and should prove useful for psychologists, sociologists, and students with a variety of scholarly interests....Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals." (Choice 2008-09-10)

"University libraries should acquire this handbook. Graduate courses on socialization or any of its associated topics should list chapters as required reading and the book as a whole as a resource for theoretical papers and future research." (PsycCRITIQUES 2008-09-10)

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