Positive Youth Development, Volume 41

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Richard Lerner Jacqueline Lerner Janette B. Benson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123864925
eBook ISBN: 9780123864949
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th September 2011
Page Count: 444
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Table of Contents



Positive youth development

I. Introduction

II. Features of the PYD Process: The Relational, Developmental Systems “Lens”

III. The Study of Adolescence within the Relational, Developmental System

IV. The PYD Developmental Process Focuses on Individual ↔ Context Relations

V. An Overview of this Volume

VI. Conclusions


The development of intentional self-regulation in adolescence

I. Introduction

II. Adolescent Intentional Self-regulation: Operationalization and Theoretical Context

III. The Selection, Optimization, and Compensation Model

IV. Intentional Self-Regulation in Adolescence: Research Finding

V. Applying SOC Research to the Mentoring Context: Project GPS

VI. Intentional Self-Regulation in Adolescence: Limitations of Current Studies and Suggestions for Future Research

VII. Conclusions


Youth Purpose and Positive Youth Development

I. Introduction

II. PYD, Purpose, and Purpose-Like Constructs

III. Discussion

IV. Conclusions

Positive pathways to adulthood

I. Hope and Adolescents’ Future Orientations

II. Understanding Hope from a Developmental Systems Perspective

III. Prospections, Possibilities, and Purpose

IV. Consequences of Hopelessness

V. Empirical Evidence for the Role of Hope in PYD

VI. Conclusions: The Future Study of Hope

Intrinsic Motivation and Positive Development

I. Introduction

II. Intrinsic Motivation as a Catalyst of Learning and Development

III. Factors that Shape the Experience of IM

IV. How Youth Professionals Can Support the Development of Intrinsic Motivation

V. Conclusions: Combining Intrinsic Motivation and Positive Development




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

  • Includes chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area of Positive Youth Development
  • Each chapter provides in-depth discussions
  • An invaluable resource for developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students


Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Richard Lerner Serial Volume Editor

Jacqueline Lerner Serial Volume Editor

Janette B. Benson Serial Volume Editor

Janette B. Benson is an Associate Dean, Morgridge College of Educationan and Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver. She recently served for five years as the Director of the University-wide Office of Academic Assessment and co-chaired the successful University reaccreditation. 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

Morgridge College of Education and Department of Psychology, University of Denver, CO, USA