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Advances in Child Development and Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128021781, 9780128023785

Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 48

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: Janette B. Benson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128021781
eBook ISBN: 9780128023785
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd March 2015
Page Count: 334
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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter One: Brains for All the Ages: Structural Neurodevelopment in Infants and Children from a Life-Span Perspective
    • Abstract
    • 1 Structural Neurodevelopment and Behavior
    • 2 Neurodevelopmental MRI Database
    • 3 Applications to MRI
    • 4 Relation to Brain–Behavior Development
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Two: The Importance of Puberty for Adolescent Development: Conceptualization and Measurement
    • Abstract
    • 1 Puberty and Adolescent Development
    • 2 Defining and Measuring Puberty
    • 3 Evidence for Pubertal Influences on Adolescent Development
    • 4 Assumptions, Strengths, and Limitations of Work on Puberty–Behavior Links
    • 5 Conclusions and Future Directions
  • Chapter Three: Foundations of Children's Numerical and Mathematical Skills: The Roles of Symbolic and Nonsymbolic Representations of Numerical Magnitude
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 An Approximate System for the Representation of Numerical Magnitude
    • 3 The Symbolic Representation of Numerical Magnitude
    • 4 The Relationship Between Symbolic and Nonsymbolic Representations of Numerical Magnitude
    • 5 Summary and Conclusions
  • Chapter Four: Developmental Origins of the Face Inversion Effect
    • Abstract
    • 1 The Face Inversion Effect
    • 2 Inversion Effects Over the First Year of Life
    • 3 Making Sense of It All
  • Chapter Five: Early Testimonial Learning: Monitoring Speech Acts and Speakers
    • Abstract
    • 1 Epistemic Vigilance: Can Testimonial Learning Exist Without It?
    • 2 Children's Evaluations of Speaker Messages
    • 3 Children's Evaluations of Speakers
    • 4 Concluding Thoughts
    • Acknowledgment
  • Chapter Six: Beyond Sally's Missing Marble: Further Development in Children's Understanding of Mind and Emotion in Middle Childhood
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Age-Related Improvements in Theory of Mind in Middle Childhood
    • 3 Individual Differences in Theory of Mind in Middle Childhood
    • 4 Conclusions
  • Chapter Seven: Television and Children's Executive Function
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Executive Function
    • 3 Children and Television Media
    • 4 Long-Term Media Influences on Executive Function
    • 5 Short-Term Studies of Television and Executive Function
    • 6 Processing of Television
    • 7 Our Studies
    • 8 Modeling How Fantastical Television Might Influence Executive Function
    • 9 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Eight: Moral Judgments and Emotions in Contexts of Peer Exclusion and Victimization
    • Abstract
    • 1 Overview: The Centrality of Morality
    • 2 Intergroup Exclusion and Interpersonal Victimization
    • 3 Moral Judgments and Moral Emotions
    • 4 Social Reasoning Developmental Model
    • 5 Developmental Theories of Social and Group Identity
    • 6 Moral Emotions Clinical-Developmental Theory
    • 7 Interventions for Reducing Prejudice and Victimization
    • 8 Integrating Group-Level and Individual-Level Models
    • 9 Implications and Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index
  • Contents of Previous Volumes


Volume 48 of Advances in Child Development and Behavior includes chapters that highlight some the most recent research in the field of developmental psychology.

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

  • Chapters 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