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Advances in Child Development and Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123864918, 9780123864932

Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 40

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: Janette B. Benson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123864918
eBook ISBN: 9780123864932
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd July 2011
Page Count: 480
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Table of Contents


Autobiographical memory development from an attachment perspective: the special role of negative events

I. Overview

II. Models of Autobiographical Memory Development

III. The Proposed Model

IV. Attachment Theory

V. Negative Information and Attachment

VI. Resolving Contradictory Findings

VII. Remaining Issues, Additional Considerations, and Future Directions

VIII. Conclusion


Links between attachment and social information processing: examination of intergenerational processes

I. Introduction

II. Early Insights into the Role that Social Information Processing Plays in Attachment Processes

III. How Might Cross-Generational Links Emerge Between Attachment and Social Information Processing?

IV. Parents’ Attachment and Children's Social Information Processing: The Empirical Studies

V. Parents’ Social Information Processing and Children's Attachment: The Empirical Studies

VI. Concluding Remarks


The Development of Episodic Foresight

I. Episodic Foresight: An Emerging Concept

II. Methods for Investigating Episodic Foresight in Young Children

III. Conceptual and Methodological Issues

From little white lies to filthy liars

I. The Paradox of Lies

II. Normative Lie-Telling

III. Developing a Conceptual Framework of Lying

IV. Lying as a Problem Behavior

V. From Normative to Problem Behavior—And Back Again?

VI. The Road Map: Future Directions


A model of moral identity

I. From Plato to Parents

II. A Brief, Selective Review of the Moral Education Domain

III. Moral Identity

IV. A Model of Moral Identity Formation

V. Empirical Support for the Model of Moral Identity

VI. Application to Moral Education

VII. Conclusions

Cultural Patterns in Children's Learning Through Keen Observation and participation in their communities

I. Introduction

II. Observation as Fundamental in Human Learning

III. Children's Presence in Their Communities

IV. Learning Through Keen Observation and Overhearing

V. Learning What and How to Overhear

VI. Implications and Future Directions

Family Relationships and Children's Stress Responses

I. Theoretical Overview for Study of Family Relationships and Children's Stress Responses

II. Marital Conflict and Children's Stress Responses

III. Parenting and Children's Stress Responses

IV. Sibling Relationships and Children's Stress Responses

V. The Broader Family Environment and Children's Stress Responses

VI. Conclusion

Developmental perspectives on vulnerability to nonsuicidal self-injury in youth

I. Developmental Perspectives on Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

II. Defining the Behavior

III. Epidemiology of NSSI

IV. Functional Models: Why Do Youth Engage in NSSI?

V. Risk Factors and Mechanisms for NSSI

VI. Future Directions for the Study of NSSI in Youth

More Similarities than Differences in contemporary Theories of social development?

I. Introduction

II. The Problem of Fragmentation in Psychology

III. Reasons for Predicament

IV. Is Theoretical Synthesis Possible?

V. Toward Integrated Social Cognitive-Developmental Theory


Monitoring, metacognition, and executive function

I. Introduction

II. Four Literatures Investigating the Development of Self-Regulation

III. Integrating Disparate Literatures

IV. The Role of Self-Reflection in the Development of Self-Regulation

V. Dynamic Interactions Between Automatic and Controlled Processes in Self-Regulation

VI. Conclusions


Volume 40 of the Advances in Child Development and Behavior series includes 10 chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area.

A wide array of topics are discussed in detail, including Perspectives on Attachment and Social Cognition Across Generations; Developmental Perspectives on Vulnerability to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Youth; Development of Future Thinking, Planning, and Prospective Memory; and Family Relationships and Children's Stress Responses.

Each chapter provides in-depth discussions and this volume serves as an invaluable resource for Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.

Key Features

  • 10 chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area
  • A wide array of topics are discussed in detail


Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students


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About the Serial Volume Editor

Janette B. Benson

Janette B. Benson

Janette B. Benson is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver. She served for five years as the Director of the University-wide Office of Academic Assessment and co-chaired the successful University reaccreditation. Most recently she served as the Associate Dean of the Morgridge College of Education (2014-2017). Dr. Benson’s expertise is in cognitive and sensorimotor development in infancy and early childhood, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, The MacArthur Foundation and the March of Dimes. Dr. Benson has published several articles, book chapters and has edited or co-edited several books, including The Encyclopedia of Infancy and Early Childhood Development. She has been the recipient of several awards and honors, including the University of Denver Scholar – Teacher of the Year (1993), the 2000 CASE Colorado Professor of the Year, a Carnegie Scholar, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, member of the Board of Directors of Shortridge Academy, and the serial editor of Advances in Child Development and Behavior.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, University of Denver, CO, USA