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Encyclopedia of the life course and human development

Author: Deborah S Carr
Publisher: Detroit : Macmillan Reference USA, ©2009.
Series: Macmillan social science library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains essays that provide information about the course of human life during childhood and adolescence, examining how experiences during these formative years affect an individual's social and human evolution.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah S Carr
ISBN: 9780028661629 0028661621 9780028661636 002866163X 9780028661643 0028661648 9780028661650 0028661656 9780028661667 0028661664
OCLC Number: 191891732
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: V. 1, CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENCE. Academic achievement --
Activity participation --
Adopted children --
Age norms --
Aggression, childhood and adolescence --
Assimilation --
Attachment theory --
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) --
Autism --
Albert Bandura --
Bilingual education --
Biracial youth/mixed race youth --
Birth weight --
Body image --
John Bowlby --
Breastfeeding --
Urie Bronfenbrenner --
Bullying and peer victimization --
Child abuse --
Child care and early education --
Child custody and support --
Civic engagement --
John Clausen --
Cognitive ability --
James Coleman --
College culture --
College enrollment --
Consumption --
Crime, criminal activity --
Cultural capital --
Cultural images --
Data sources: general issues; Baltimore study; Bennington Women's Study; Berkeley Guidance Study; Oakland Growth Study; Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies; National Educational Longitudinal Study; Study of Adolescent Health --
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth --
Stanford-Terman Study --
Dating and romantic relationships --
Developmental Systems Theory --
Disability --
Adolescent drinking and drug abuse --
Eating disorders --
Glen H. Elder, Jr. --
Youth employment --
Erik Erikson --
Family and household structure --
Family process model --
Foster care --
Sigmund Freud --
Friendship --
Gangs --
Gays & lesbians --
Gender and education --
Gender differences in depression --
Genetic influences, early life --
Grandchildren --
Health behaviors --
Health care use --
Health differentials & disparities --
High school dropout --
High school organization --
High-stakes testing --
Home schooling --
Homeless youth --
Human capital --
Identity development --
Illness and disease --
Immigration --
Infant & child mortality --
Intergenerational closure --
Interpretive theory --
Juvenile justice system --
Learning disability --
Maternal employment --
Margaret Mead --
Media and technology use --
Media effects --
Mental health --
Mentoring --
Moral development and education --
Neighborhood context --
Obesity --
Oppositional culture --
Parent-child relationships --
Parental involvement in education --
Parenting style --
Peer groups and crowds --
Person-oriented approaches --
Jean Piaget --
Child well-being policy --
Education policy --
Political socialization --
Poverty --
Private schools --
Puberty --
Racial inequality in education --
Religion and spirituality --
Residential mobility --
Resilience --
School culture --
School readiness --
School tracking --
School transitions --
School violence --
School segregation --
Self-esteem --
Sex education/Abstinence education --
Sexual activity --
Sibling relationships --
Social capital --
Social development --
Gender socialization --
Socialization --
Race socialization --
Socioeconomic inequality in education --
Sports and athletics --
Stages of schooling: elementary, middle school, high school --
Teen Suicide --
Theories of deviance --
W.I. Thomas --
Transition to marriage --
Transition to parenthood --
Vocational training and education --
Youth culture. V. 2, ADULTHOOD. Abortion --
Adoptive parents --
Agency --
AIDS --
Andropause/Male menopause --
Physical attractiveness --
Baby boom cohort --
Biracial/mixed race adults --
Birth control --
Body image --
Careers --
Childbearing --
Childlessness --
Cohabitation --
Communitarianism --
Consumption --
Continuing education --
Crime and criminal activity --
Crime and victimization --
Cultural images --
Data sources: Americans' Changing Lives (ACL); Current Population Study (CPS); General Social Survey (GSS); Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG); Midlife in the United States (MIDUS); National Longitudinal Surveys of Mature Men and Women; Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID); U.S. (Decennial) Census --
Dating and romantic relationships --
Debt --
Disability --
Divorce and separation --
Domestic violence --
Dual career couples --
Emile Durkheim --
Economic restructuring --
Educational attainment --
Employment --
Ethnic and racial identity --
Family and household structure --
Fatherhood --
Flexible work arrangements --
Friendship --
Gambling --
Gays and lesbians --
Gender in the workplace --
Genetic influences --
Anthony Giddens --
Globalization --
Health behaviors --
Health care use --
Health differentials & disparities --
Health insurance --
Home ownership & housing --
Homeless adults --
Housework --
Immigration --
Incarceration --
Income equality --
Individuation/standardization debate --
Infertility --
Social institutions --
Job change --
Job characteristics and job stress --
Leisure and travel --
Life events --
Karl Mannheim --
Marriage --
Karl Marx --
Mate selection --
maternal mortality --
Media and technology use --
Menopause --
Mental health --
Midlife crises and transitions --
Military service --
C. Wright Mills --
Motherhood --
Neighborhood content --
Obesity --
Occupations --
Parent-child relationships --
Personality --
Employment policy --
Family policy --
Health policy --
Political behavior and orientations --
Poverty --
Racism/race discrimination --
Relative Cohort Size Hypothesis --
Religion and spirituality --
Remarriage --
Residential morbidity --
Risk --
Roles --
Saving --
School to work transition --
Residential segregation --
Self-employment --
Sexism/sex discrimination --
Sexual activity --
Sibling relationships --
Georg Simmel --
Social class --
Social integration & isolation --
Social mobility --
Social movements --
Social networks --
Social structure, social system --
Social support --
Sociological theories --
Stress --
Suicide --
Time use --
Transition to adulthood --
Trauma --
Unemployment --
Volunteering --
Work-family conflict. V. 3, LATER LIFE. Active life expectancy --
Age identity --
Age segregation --
Age structure --
Age, period, cohort effects --
Ageism/age discrimination --
Aging --
Aging in place --
Allostatic load --
Arthritis --
Assisted living facilities --
Assistive technologies --
Margret and Paul Baltes --
Vern Bengston --
Cancer --
Cardiovascular disease --
Caregiving --
Centenarians --
Chronic illness --
Cognitive functioning and decline --
Cohort --
Creativity --
Crime and victimization --
Cultural images --
Data sources: Berlin Aging Study; English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA); Health and Retirement Study (HRS); Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA); Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE); Wisconsin Longitudinal Study --
Death and dying --
Dementias --
Demographic transition theories --
Diabetes --
Disability and functional limitation --
Elder abuse and neglect --
End of life-decision-making --
Epidemiologic transition --
Family and household structure --
Anne Foner --
Frailty and robustness --
Friendship --
Gays and lesbians --
Genetic influences --
Global aging --
Grandparenthood --
Health behaviors --
Health care use --
Health differentials & disparities --
Health literacy --
Hospice and palliative care --
Inheritance --
Intergenerational transfers --
Leisure and travel --
Life expectancy --
Lifelong learning --
Loneliness --
Long-term care --
Helena Lopata --
Marriage in later life --
Karl Ulrich Mayer --
Media and technology use --
Mental health --
Phyllis Moen --
Mortality --
Neighborhood context --
Bernice Neugarten --
Older drivers --
Oldest old --
Acute pain, chronic pain --
Parent-child relationships --
Pensions --
Later life well-being policy --
Political behavior and orientations --
Population aging --
Poverty --
Quality of life --
Religion and spirituality --
Research methods: Correlation vs. causation; Variables --
Residential mobility --
Retirement --
Retirement communities --
Matilda White Riley --
Alice Rossi --
Norman Ryder --
Self --
Self-related health --
Sensory impairments --
Sexual activity --
Ethel Shanas --
Sibling relationships --
Singlehood --
Sleep patterns and behavior --
Social integration and isolation --
Social Security --
Social selection-causation debate --
Social support --
Stress in later life --
Suicide --
Theories of aging --
Time use --
Volunteering --
Wealth --
Widowhood --
Wisdom.
Series Title: Macmillan social science library.
Responsibility: Deborah Carr, editor in chief.
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Contains essays that provide information about the course of human life during childhood and adolescence, examining how experiences during these formative years affect an individual's social and human evolution.

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