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Boundary Areas in Social and Developmental Psychology is based largely on the proceedings of a conference at Vanderbilt University in June 1981. One of the goals is to highlight some examples of research that illustrate facets of the important boundary area between social and developmental psychology.
The book opens with a chapter that deals with the broad issues of boundary areas in psychology, ending with specific consideration of the boundary between social and developmental psychology. This is followed by separate chapters that consider general propositions regarding the importance of integrating concepts and methods from social and developmental psychology in the study of social relationships; show how integrating social and developmental considerations can assist in the understanding of relationships between parents and children; and apply developmental and social concepts to identify and study some of the aspects of the marital relationship that may lead to its dissolution.
Subsequent chapters deal with boundary area issues focusing primarily on children's social behavior. These include the complexity of social processes inherent in children's peer relationships and the role of social exchange processes in social relationships from infancy to adulthood.
1 Boundary Areas in Psychology
Factors Influencing the Development of Boundary Areas in Psychology
Prescriptions and Proscriptions: Problems Inherent in Boundary Area Research
A Case in Point: The Boundary Area between Social and Developmental Psychology
2 Some Observations on the Study of Personal Relationships
Multiple Facets of Relationships
The Development of Relationships
The Relational Unit
3 Microsocial Process: A View from the Boundary
Outline of a Model
4 Why Marriages Fail: Affective and Physiological Patterns in Marital Interaction
The Measurement of Marital Satisfaction
History of Research on Marital Satisfaction
The Search for Pattern
The Evidence on Patterning
The Understanding of Pattern
5 Social Support Processes
Adult-Child Relationships: Nurturance
Adult-Adult Relationships: Social Support
Social Support Processes
Developmental Aspects of Social Support Processes
6 Children s Peer Relationships: An Examination of Social Processes
A Conceptual Approach to Children's Peer Relationships
A Study of Children Becoming Acquainted
7 A Developmental Approach to Social Exchange Processes
Identifying Complementary Theoretical Approaches
Three Theoretical Accounts of the Development of Exchange Processes
Empirical Data Relevant to the Development of Exchange Processes
Summary and Conclusions
8 The Influence of Group Discussions on Children's Moral Decisions
Measurement of Peer Influence: Three Research Traditions
Group Discussion and Developmental Theory: An Example
Social Influence in Adult Groups: The Choice Shift
Choice Shifts and Children's Moral Decisions
9 Inferences about the Actions of Others: Developmental and Individual Differences in Using Social Knowledge
Inferences about Television Characters
Knowledge and Inferences
Knowledge and Its Use
10 A Distinction between Two Types of Relationships and Its Implications for Development
A Distinction between Two Types of Relationships
Determinants of a Desire for a Communal or an Exchange Relationship
Evidence Supporting a Distinction between Communal and Exchange Relationships
Implications of the Communal-Exchange Distinction for Development
Individual Differences That Might Be Correlated with Understanding Relationship Norms
Implications of the Communal-Exchange Distinction for Interpreting Previous Developmental Work
11 Self-Evaluation Maintenance Processes: Implications for Relationships and for Development
The Self-Evaluation Maintenance (SEM) Model and Its Operation
Psychological Development and the SEM Model
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- © Academic Press 1984
- 28th January 1984
- Academic Press
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