"This is a superb compilation that makes much of the best contemporary work in child and adolescent development accessible to the next generation of developmental scholars."
Lynn S. LibenDistinguished Professor of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State UniversityEditor, Child Development
"This timely volume brings together cutting edge contributions to our increasingly diverse field, providing insights and advances in theory, research, and practice. A must-read."
Cynthia Garcia Coll, PhDCharles Pitt Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Education, Psychology, and Pediatrics, Brown UniversityEditor, Developmental Psychology
Child and Adolescent Development: An Advanced Course offers students explorations of issues at the forefront of this field. Unique both in the depth of its coverage and in the timeliness of the research that it presents, this comprehensive text conveys the field of child and adolescent development through the voices of scientists who themselves are now shaping the field. Their voices add a lively energy to the important topics discuss.
Taken together, the book's chapters cover development in the biological, cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, moral, personality, emotional, and aesthetic domains. In addition, the chapters explore an extensive range of contemporary research topics, including the significance of diversity in develop-ment and the results of various social policy and educational initiatives that attempt to foster gains in critical dimensions of youth development.