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Well-Being

Positive Development Across the Life Course

Edited by Marc H. Bornstein, Lucy Davidson, Corey L.M. Keyes, Kristin A. Moore

Psychology Press – 2003 – 624 pages

Series: Crosscurrents in Contemporary Psychology Series

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Description

This volume derived from original presentations given at a conference in Atlanta, Georgia, under the auspices of the Center for Child Well-Being. Scholars, practitioners, public health professionals, and principals in the child development community convened to address a science-based framework for elements of well-being and how the elements might be developed across the life course.

Integrating physical, cognitive, and social-emotional domains, Well-Being is the first scientific book to consider well-being holistically. Focusing on a set of core strengths grouped within these three domains, the book also includes a fourth section on developmental strengths through adulthood that broadly examines a continuum of health and development, as well as transitions in well-being. This volume takes a developmental perspective across the life course, describing foundational strengths for well-being--the capacities that can be actively developed, supported, or learned. These foundational strengths--problem solving, emotional regulation, and physical safety--are the positive underpinnings of early child health and development, as well as ongoing well-being across the life course. Working together and blending their respective disciplinary perspectives and expertise, 53 experts in psychology, sociology, child development, and medicine have contributed to the book.

Reviews

"This volume takes a developmental perspective across the life course, describing foundational strengths for well-being-the capacities that can be actively developed, supported, or learned. These foundational strengths-problem solving, emotional regulation, and physical safety--are the positive underpinnings of early child health and development, as well as ongoing well-being across the life course. Working together and blending their respective disciplinary perspectives and expertise, 53 experts in psychology, sociology, child development, and medicine have contributed to the book."

Adolescence

"This book provides a comprehensive review of relevant research within the context of well-being. Such a review is an impressive task, and the authors take into account findings from up-to-date research….This book is strongly recommended to researchers interested in studying well-being, and to practitioners in the sectors of developmental psychology, education and social policies. The great range of topics covered, the complex and broad picture provided, and the ideas about paths to continue or to leave are however especially relevant for readers with sufficient theoretical and methodological sophistication."

ICD

"This book is strongly recommended to researchers interested in studying well-being, and to practitioners in the sectors of developmental psychology, education and social policies. The great range of topics covered, the complex and broad picture provided, and the ideas about paths to continue or to leave are however especially relevant for readers with sufficient theoretical and methodological sophistication."

International Journal of Research

Contents

Contents: M.H. Bornstein, Series Prologue. W.H. Foege, Foreword. K.A. Moore, C.L.M. Keyes, A Brief History of Well-Being in Children and Adults. E.L. Pollard, M.L. Rosenberg, The Strength-Based Approach to Child Well-Being: Let's Begin With the End in Mind. J.F. Zaff, D.C. Smith, M.F. Rogers, C.H. Leavitt, T.G. Halle, M.H. Bornstein, Holistic Well-Being and the Developing Child. Part I:Physical Domain. C.H. Leavitt, T.F. Tonniges, M.F. Rogers, Good Nutrition: The Imperative for Positive Development. T.F. Tonniges, C.H. Leavitt, Preventive Health Care in Early Childhood and Throughout the Life Span. J.M. Conner, Physical Activity and Well-Being. D.A. Sleet, J.A. Mercy, Promotion of Safety, Security, and Well-Being. J.M. Conner, J.E. Dewey, Reproductive Health. B.G. Simons-Morton, D.L. Haynie, Growing up Drug Free: A Developmental Challenge. Part II:Social-Emotional Domain. T.G. Halle, Emotional Development and Well-Being. W.G. Graziano, R.M. Tobin, Emotional Regulation From Infancy Through Adolescence. L.J. Bridges, Coping as an Element of Developmental Well-Being. L.J. Bridges, Autonomy as an Element of Developmental Well-Being. L.J. Bridges, Trust, Attachment, and Relatedness. M.J. Cox, K.S.M. Harter, Parent-Child Relationships. B.L. Volling, Sibling Relationships. W.M. Bukowski, Peer Relationships. J.F. Zaff, E.C. Hair, Positive Development of the Self: Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Identity. N. Eisenberg, Prosocial Behavior, Empathy, and Sympathy. Part III:Cognitive Domain. R.V. Kail, Information Processing and Memory. N. Wentworth, S.L. Witryol, Curiosity, Exploration, and Novelty-Seeking. K.D. Jennings, L.J. Dietz, Mastery Motivation and Goal Persistence in Young Children. R.S. Siegler, Thinking and Intelligence. D.C. Smith, Problem Solving as an Element of Developmental Well-Being. B. MacWhinney, M.H. Bornstein, Language and Literacy. S.B. Plank, D.J. MacIver, Educational Achievement. D.A. Hart, D.A. Burock, B.E. London, A.M. Miraglia, Moral Development in Childhood. E. Winner, Creativity and Talent. Part IV:Adult Development Domain. J. Eccles, J. Templeton, B. Barber, M. Stone, Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: The Critical Passage Ways to Adulthood. E.L. Schneider, L. Davidson, Physical Health and Adult Well-Being. D.C. Reitzes, Social and Emotional Engagement in Adulthood. D.M. Isaacowitz, M.E.P. Seligman, Cognitive Styles and Well-Being in Adulthood and Old Age. C.L.M. Keyes, M.B. Waterman, Dimensions of Well-Being and Mental Health in Adulthood. Part V:Overarching Issues and Themes. R.M. Lerner, M.H. Bornstein, D.C. Smith, Child Well-Being: From Elements to Integration. L. Davidson, M.L. Rosenberg, K.A. Moore, Well-Being and the Future: Using Science Based Knowledge to Inform Practice and Policy.

Name: Well-Being: Positive Development Across the Life Course (Paperback)Psychology Press 
Description: Edited by Marc H. Bornstein, Lucy Davidson, Corey L.M. Keyes, Kristin A. Moore. This volume derived from original presentations given at a conference in Atlanta, Georgia, under the auspices of the Center for Child Well-Being. Scholars, practitioners, public health professionals, and principals in the child development community...
Categories: Child Development, Theories of Development