Handbook of Socialization, First Edition: Theory and Research

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Joan E Grusec, PhD, Paul D. Hastings, Paul David Hastings
Guilford Publications, 2007 - Medical - 720 pages
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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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Historical Overview of Socialization Research and Theory
Socialization and Interventions for Antisocial Youth

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Joan E. Grusec, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests focus on the impact of parenting on children’s socialization as well as determinants of parenting practices. She is the author or editor of several books, including Parenting and Children’s Internalization of Values: A Handbook of Contemporary Theory (coedited with Leon Kuczynski). She is a former Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology.

Paul D. Hastings, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Centre for Research in Human Development at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Toronto and postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Waterloo and the National Institute of Mental Health. His research interests are focused on the joint contributions of socialization influences and physiological regulation to trajectories of adaptive and maladaptive development.

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