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Approaches to Positive Youth Development

Approaches to Positive Youth Development

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Developmental Psychology

August 2007 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Scientific research and science-guided practice based on the promotion of an individual's strengths constitutes a radical shift in a new and growing area of study within the field of human development. Its trademark term is `positive youth development'. This approach to human development is based on the idea that, in addition to preventing problems, science and practice should promote the development of competencies, skills, and motivation in order to enhance individuals' developmental pathways.

Approaches to Positive Youth Development is based on this concept and brings together authors from across Europe and America who are leaders in their respective fields. The main focus of the book, beyond a clarification of the paradigmatic foundations, concerns the major contexts of adolescents and young adults, namely, neighborhoods and leisure locales, school and family, and the major themes of healthy psychosocial development, namely, competences and knowledge, prosocial behavior, transcending problems of delinquency, civic engagement, identity, agency, and spirituality.

Rainer K Silbereisen and Richard M Lerner
Peter Benson
Developmental Assets
An Overview of Theory, Research and Practice

Lonnie Sherrod
Civic Engagement as an Expression of Positive Youth Development
Nancy Eisenberg
Empathy-related Responding
Its Role in Positive Development and Socialization Correlates

Jutta Heckhausen
Soci(et)al Scaffolding of Individual Growth Across the Life Span
Davido Dupree et al
Perceived Social Inequity and Responses to Conflict among Diverse Youth of Color
The Effects of Social and Physical Context on Youth Behavior and Attitudes

Jacquelynne S Eccles and Corinne Alfeld
Not You! Not Here! Not Now!
Ingrid Schoon
Life Chances and Opportunities in Times of Social Change
Evidence from Two British Birth Cohorts

John H Laub et al
Social Control and Adolescent Development
A View from Life-Course Criminology

Karen S Mooney et al
Social Support and Positive Development
Looking on the Bright Side of Adolescent Close Relationships

Eva Schmitt-Rodermund
The Long Way to Entrepreneurship
Personality, Parenting, Early Interests and Competencies as Precursors for Entrepreneurial Activity among the `Termites'

Pamela Ebstyne King
Adolescent Spirituality and Positive Youth Development
A Look at Religion, Social Capital and Moral Functioning

Constance Flanagan et al
Youth Political Activism
Sources of Public Hope in the Context of Globalization

Klaus Boehnke et al
Macrosocial Worries as a Source of Positive Youth Development
Results of a 20-Year Longitudinal Study and Policy Implications

Reed Larson
From `I' to `We'
Development of the Capacity for Teamwork in Youth Programs

Karina Weichold
Prevention Against Substance Use
Life-skills and Positive Youth Development

Cigdem Kagitcibasi
Building Resources in the Context of Socio-Economic Disadvantage
Lessons from Research for Social Policies


Doesn't fit as well with the learning objectives of the course that I anticipated.

Dr Curtis Friedel
Agricultural Education Dept, Virginia Polytechnic Institution / State University
December 7, 2012

Rainer K. Silbereisen

Rainer K. Silbereisen was Professor and Head of the Department of Developmental Psychology at the University of Jena (Germany), Adjunct Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University (USA), and is currently Director of the Center for Applied Developmental Science (CADS). He is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Member of the European Academy of Sciences (London). He was Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Development and of the journal European Psychologist. He was Chair of the Board of the German Social Science Infrastructure Services (GESIS), is a former President of... More About Author

Richard M. Lerner

Richard M. Lerner is the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and the Director of the Applied Developmental Science Institute in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University. A developmental psychologist, Lerner received a Ph.D. in 1971 from the City University of New York. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, and American Psychological Society. Prior to joining Tufts University, he held administrative posts at Michigan State University, Pennsylvania... More About Author

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