Understanding Peer Influence In Children And Adolescents

✏Book Title : Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents
✏Author : Mitchell J. Prinstein
✏Publisher : Guilford Press
✏Release Date : 2008-05-13
✏Pages : 255
✏ISBN : 9781593853976
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents Book Summary : Scientists, educators, and parents of teens have long recognized the potency of peer influences on children and youth, but until recently, questions of how and why adolescents emulate their peers were largely overlooked. This book presents a comprehensive framework for understanding the processes by which peers shape each other's attitudes and behavior, and explores implications for intervention and prevention. Leading authorities share compelling findings on such topics as how drug use, risky sexual behavior, and other deviant behaviors "catch on" among certain peer groups or cliques; the social, cognitive, developmental, and contextual factors that strengthen or weaken the power of peer influence; and the nature of positive peer influences and how to support them.

✏Book Title : Child Development A Thematic Approach
✏Author : Danuta Bukatko
✏Publisher : Cengage Learning
✏Release Date : 2012-12-20
✏Pages : 752
✏ISBN : 9780618608652
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Child Development A Thematic Approach Book Summary : Bukatko/Daehler's CHILD DEVELOPMENT: A THEMATIC APPROACH provides a comprehensive, topically organized, up-to-date picture of development from conception to adolescence. Most important, it draws students' attention to the themes that replay themselves throughout the course of development, fundamental issues that resurface continually and that provide coherence to sometimes seemingly disparate research. The themes can serve as frameworks to help students further understand and remember the multitude of facts about child development. Bukatko/Daehler's sixth edition text draws on five themes, Nature and Nurture, Sociocultural Influence, Continuity/Discontinuity, Interaction among Domains, and Risk/Resilience. By drawing on these themes, the authors hope to stimulate readers to think about the process of development, or why it proceeds as it does. Through new For Your Review and Reflection sections, the authors also hope students will engage with the text and become more adept critical thinkers, who are more likely to appreciate the ramifications of theory and research for applied issues such as parenting practices, education, and social policy for children, which are ultimately concerns for us all. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

✏Book Title : Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology
✏Author : Andrew S. Davis, PhD
✏Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
✏Release Date : 2010-10-25
✏Pages : 1400
✏ISBN : 0826157378
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology Book Summary : ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology

✏Book Title : Case Studies in Child Adolescent and Family Treatment
✏Author : Craig W. LeCroy
✏Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
✏Release Date : 2014-11-17
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9781118416440
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Case Studies in Child Adolescent and Family Treatment Book Summary : A detailed look at how to apply clinical theories to social workpractice Thinking through real-life cases to make connections betweentheory and practice is a crucial element of social work education.Now in its Second Edition, Case Studies in Child,Adolescent, and Family Treatment contains a wide range of casesdescribed in rich detail by practitioners, scholars, andresearchers. Chapters represent contexts and approaches across thesocial work spectrum, so students will get to glimpse into theclinical experience of a full range of professionals. With chapter overviews, case sketches, study questions, andreferences for further study, this book makes an invaluablereference for social work students. Learning by example is the bestway to develop the skill of clinical reasoning. Editors Craig W.LeCroy and Elizabeth K. Anthony—two distinguished scholars inthe field of social work—have brought together an impressiveroster of contributors who add their unique voices and clinicalperspectives into their insightful case descriptions. Organizedinto five thematic sections, Case Studies in Child, Adolescent,and Family Treatment, Second Edition covers the most importantareas in social work practice, including: Child welfare and adoption Individual and group treatment School and community settings Family treatment and parent training With the updates in the Second Edition, students willlearn the most current lessons in social work practice from adiverse range of scholars, researchers, and practitioners in thefield. In contexts ranging from child welfare to homelessness, thisbook provides the critical thinking skills students need tounderstand how social work theory applies in clinicalenvironments.

✏Book Title : Children Adolescents and Media Violence
✏Author : Steven J. Kirsh
✏Publisher : SAGE
✏Release Date : 2011-08-08
✏Pages : 387
✏ISBN : 9781412996433
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Children Adolescents and Media Violence Book Summary : This revised text provides updates that reflect new findings in the field of media violence research during childhood and adolescence. Throughout the book, special attention is paid to evaluating the role of developmental processes and to stressing the importance of methodology in understanding media violence research. Findings have been divided into two main areas: aggressive behavior and aggression-related constructs (e.g., emotions, cognitions, arousal) to help clarify media violence-related effects on youth.

✏Book Title : A Critical Approach to Youth Culture
✏Author : Pamela Erwin
✏Publisher : Zondervan/Youth Specialties
✏Release Date : 2010-08-10
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9780310395928
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Critical Approach to Youth Culture Book Summary : "Adolescent culture is always changing, making it difficult for youth pastors to keep up. Even college students who are a few years out of high school find it challenging to stay current with the changing culture of teens. However, when equipped with tools that help them think critically about culture on a broad scale, youth ministry students can be prepared for a strategic ministry to teens that effectively addresses the youth cultural context. This academic resource uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand culture by exploring the nature, theology, ecology, and ethnography of culture, then combining these different perspectives to develop a critical approach to youth culture."

✏Book Title : The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner
✏Author : Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.
✏Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
✏Release Date : 2014-01-02
✏Pages : 544
✏ISBN : 9781118816936
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner Book Summary : The bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions including conduct disorder, substance use, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, ADHD, and eating disorders Organized around 36 behaviorally based presenting problems, including peer/sibling conflict, school violence, sexual abuse, and others Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA

✏Book Title : Peer Relationships and Adjustment at School
✏Author : Allison M. Ryan
✏Publisher : IAP
✏Release Date : 2012-06-01
✏Pages : 317
✏ISBN : 9781617358098
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Peer Relationships and Adjustment at School Book Summary : This volume brings together an impressive array of respected scholars to examine the varied and complex ways in which peers influence adolescents’ beliefs and behaviors in the school context. The breadth of peer influence on academic and social adjustment is evident in the wide variety of topics covered in the present volume. Throughout the chapters, scholars provide unique insights regarding the complex ways that the academic and social spheres of adolescents’ lives are interconnected. Collectively, the chapters in this volume expand current knowledge and theory in peer relations research by (a) exploring different types of peer relations (e.g., close friendships, peer groups) and different peer dynamics (e.g., popularity, bullying) that emerge in the school context, (b) examining different processes that explain why and how peers influence each other in school, (c) considering developmental issues during adolescence that may be critical to understanding peers and adjustment at school and (d) providing information about how teacher practices or programs influence peer relations and school adjustment. Peer Relationships and Adjustment in School is an important volume for researchers and practitioners interested in social development, peer relationships and youth engagement and achievement in school.

📒Psych ✍ Spencer A. Rathus

✏Book Title : PSYCH
✏Author : Spencer A. Rathus
✏Publisher : Cengage Learning
✏Release Date : 2015-01-13
✏Pages : 448
✏ISBN : 9781305537217
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏PSYCH Book Summary : PSYCH 4 maximizes students' effort and engagement by empowering them to direct their own learning, through a single, affordable course solution. PSYCH 4 offers full coverage of course concepts through unique resources and features that mirror the natural study habits of students. Additionally, instructors benefit from hundreds of new references from 2013 and 2014 developments in the field of psychology coupled with straightforward quizzing, assessment, and reporting options. Of note, PSYCH 4 combines an easy-reference, paperback textbook with chapter review cards, and a groundbreaking online product that enables students to study how and when they want- including on their smartphones! With the innovative StudyBoard, students can collect notes and create StudyBits throughout the product, and then leverage a series of tags and filters to organize and personalize their study time. Both instructors and students can monitor progress through a series of Concept Tracking reports and traditional Gradebook features, ensuring improved outcomes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

✏Book Title : The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development
✏Author : Peter K. Smith
✏Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
✏Release Date : 2010-11-11
✏Pages : 712
✏ISBN : 1444390910
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development Book Summary : The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition presents an authoritative and up-to-date overview of research and theory concerning a child's social development from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. Presents the most up-to-date research and theories on childhood social development Features chapters by an international cast of leaders in their fields Includes comprehensive coverage of a range of disciplinary perspectives Offers all new chapters on children and the environment, cultural influences, history of childhood, interventions, and neuro-psychological perspectives Represents an essential resource for students and researchers of childhood social development