Reading List – MA Exam Option – SPRING 2010
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Alexander, K. W., & O'Hara, K. D. (2009). An integrated model of emotional memory: Dynamic transactions in development.
Birney, D., Citron-Pousty, J., Lutz, D., & Sternberg, R. (2005). The development of cognitive and intellectual abilities. Developmental science: An advanced textbook (5th ed.) (pp. 327-358). Mahwah, NJ US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
Cohen, L. B., & Cashon, C. H. (2006). Infant cognition. In D. Kuhn, R. S. Siegler, W. Damon & R. M. Lerner (Eds.),
Espelage, D.L., & Swearer, S.M. (2003). Research on school bullying and victimization: What have we learned and
Hoff, E. (2006). How social contexts support and shape language development. Developmental Review, 26,
Gelman, S. A. & Kalish, C. W. (2006).
Conceptual development. In D. Kuhn, R.S. Siegler, W. Damon, & R. M.
Handbook of child psychology: Vol 2, Cognition, perception, and language
(6th ed.) (pp. 687-733). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Lerner (Eds.); Handbook of child psychology: Vol 2, Cognition, perception, and language (6th ed.) (pp. 687-733).
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Vaillancourt, T., McDougall, P. , Renshaw, P. D. (2002)
Peer acceptance and rejection in childhood.
Kuhn, D., & Franklin, S. (2006). The second decade: What develops (and how). In D. Kuhn, R. S. Siegler, W.
Damon & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology: Vol 2, cognition, perception, and language (6th ed.). (pp.
953-993). Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Lerner, R. M. (2006). Developmental science, developmental systems, and contemporary theories of human
development. In R. M. Lerner, & W. Damon (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology (6th ed.): Vol 1, theoretical models of
human development. (pp. 1-17). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
MacWhinney, B. (2005). Language development. Developmental science: An advanced textbook (5th ed.) (pp. 359-387).
Miller. P. (2001). Theories of Developmental Psychology. Worth Publishers.
Olson, K.R. & Dweck, C.S. (2009). Social cognitive development: A new look. Child Development
Perspectives, 3(1), 60-65.
Overton, W. (2003). Development across the life span. Handbook of psychology: Developmental psychology, Vol. 6 (pp. 13-42).
Posner, M.I. & Rothbart, M.K. (2007). Research on attention networks as a model for the integration of
psychological science. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 1-23.
Stevenson-Hinde, J., & Verschueren, K. (2002). Attachment in childhood. Blackwell handbook of childhood
social development (pp. 182-204). Malden, MA US: Blackwell Publishing.
Thompson, R., & Goodvin, R. (2005). The individual child: temperament, emotion, self, and personality. Developmental science:
Duncan, G.J. et al. (2007). School readiness and later achievement. Developmental Psychology, 43, 428–
Child Development, 80, 442-460.
Roberts, T.A. (2008). Home storybook reading in primary or second language with preschool children:
Evidence of equal effectiveness for second-language vocabulary acquisition. Reading Research Quarterly, 43, 103-130.
preschool children's peer acceptance. Social Development, 14, 379-397.
When infants take mothers' advice: 18-month-olds integrate perceptual and social information to guide motor action.
Developmental Psychology, 44(3), 734-746.
Waldrip, A.M., Malcolm, K.T., & Jensen-Campbell, L.A. (2008). With a little help from your friends: The
importance of high-quality friendships on early adolescent adjustment. Social Development, 17(4), 832-852.
Aspland, H., & Gardner, F. (2003). Observational measures of parent-child interaction: An introductory
review. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 8(3), 136-143.
Cozby, P. C. (2007). Methods in Behavioral Research (9th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
King, N. M. P. & Churchill, L. R. (2000). Ethical principles guiding research on child and adolescent
subjects. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15(7), 710-724.
Matsumoto, D. & Yoo, S.H.. (2006). Perspectives
McCall, R.B., & Green, B.L. (2004). Beyond the methodological gold standards of behavioral research:
Considerations for practice and policy. SRCD Social Policy Report, 18(2), 1-20.
Mills, J. (2001) Educational Review, 53(3), 285-301.
Thompson, R., & Raikes, H. (2003). Toward the next quarter-century: Conceptual and methodological
challenges for attachment theory. Development and Psychopathology, 15(3), 691-718.
Way, N. (2005). Striving for engagement: Reflections from a qualitative researcher. Journal of Adolescent
Research, 20, 531-537.
III. Context of Cognitive or Social development
Bronfenbrenner, U., & Morris, P. A. (2006). The bioecological model of human development. In R. M. Lerner,
& W. Damon (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology (6th ed.): Vol 1, theoretical models of human development.
(pp. 793-828). Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Cole, M. (2005). Culture in development. Developmental science: An advanced textbook (5th ed.) (pp. 45-101).
Mahwah, NJ US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers
Collins, W. A., & Steinberg, L. (2006). Adolescent development in interpersonal context. In N. Eisenberg, W.
Damon & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology: Vol. 3, social, emotional, and personality
development (6th ed.). (pp. 1003-1067). Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
cultural repertoires through participation in everyday routines and practices. In J. E. Grusec & P. D. Hastings
(Eds.), Handbook of Socialization: Theory and Research. New York: Guilford Press
(Eds.), Learning to think (pp. 32-41). Florence, KY: Taylor & Frances/Routledge.
Choose TWO of the following three areas:
Eisenberg, N., Cumberland, A. & Spinrad, T. L. (1998). Psychological Inquiry, 9,
Grossmann, K., Grossmann, K.E., Fremmer-Bombik, E., Kindler, H., Scheuerer-Englisch, H., & Zimmermann, P. (2002). Social Development, 11(3), 307-331.
Harkness, S., & Super, C. (2002). Culture and parenting. Handbook of parenting: Vol. 2: Biology and ecology of
Keller, H. et al. (2004).
The bio-culture of parenting: Evidence from five cultural communities.
Parenting: Science and
LeVine, R. A., Miller, P. M., Richman, A. L., & LeVine, S. (1996). Education and mother-infant
interaction: A Mexican case study. In S. Harkness & C. M. Super (Eds.), Parents' Cultural Belief Systems:
Their Origins, Expressions, and Consequences. New York, NY: Guilford.
Lindsey, E., Caldera, Y., & Tankersley, L. (2009). Marital conflict and the quality of young children's peer play
Miller, P. J., Wang, S., Sandel, T., & Cho, G. (2002). Self-esteem as folk theory: A comparison of
European American and Taiwanese mothers' beliefs. Parenting: Science and Practice, 2, 209-239.
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network. (2003). Families matter—even for kids in child care.
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 24, 58-62.
Cassidy, T. (2009). Bullying and victimization in school children: The role of social identity,
problem-solving style, and family and school context. Social Psychology of Education, 12, 63-76.
De Schipper, J.C., Tavecchio, L.W.C., & Van Ijzendoorn, M.H. (2008). Children’s attachment
relationships with day care caregivers: Associations with positive caregiving and the child’s temperament.
Social Development, 17(3), 454-470.
Social Development, 18(1), 121-139.
Early et al. (2007). Teachers' education, classroom quality, and young children's academic skills:
Results from seven studies of preschool programs. Child Development, 78(2), 558-580.
Eccles, J., & Roeser, R. (2005). School and community influences on human development.
Developmental science: An advanced textbook (5th ed.) (pp. 513-555). Mahwah, NJ US: Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
and how to promote it. SRCD Social Policy Report, Vol. 22 (1).
Hyson, M., Copple, C., & Jones, J. (2006). Early childhood development and education. In K. A.
Renninger, I. E. Sigel, W. Damon & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology, 6th ed.: Vol 4,
Child psychology in practice. (pp. 3-47). Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network. (2004). Are child developmental outcomes related to
before-and after-school care arrangements? Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care. Child
Development, 75, 280-295.
Phinney, J.S., Jacoby, B., & Silva, C. (2007). Positive intergroup attitudes: The role of ethnic identity.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31, 478-490.
Reese, L., & Gallimore, R. (2000). Immigrant Latinos' cultural model of literacy development: An
evolving perspective on home-school discontinuities. American Journal of Education, 108, 103-134.
Sharkey, J.D., You, S., & Schnoebelen, K. (2008). Relations among school assets, individual
resilience, and student engagement for youth grouped by level of family functioning. Psychology in the
Schools, 45(5), 402-418.
Bradley, R., & Corwyn, R. F. (2005). Caring for children around the world: A view from HOME. International Journal of
neighborhood, and peer characteristics as predictors of child adjustment: A longitudinal analysis of additive and
mediation models. Social Development, 18, 511-535.
Evans, G.W., & English, K. (2002). The environment of poverty: Multiple stressor exposure,
psychophysiological stress, and socioemotional adjustment. Child Development, 73, 1238-1248.
labels, parental beliefs, and the contextualized individual: An exploration of the individualism-sociocentrism
debate. Parenting: Science and Practice, 1, 217-236.
Jessor, R., Turbin, M.S., & Costa, F. M. (1998). Risk and protection in successful outcomes among
disadvantaged adolescents. Applied Developmental Science, 2(4), 194-208.
Kusserow, A. S. (1999). De-homogenizing American individualism: Socializing hard and soft
individualism in Manhattan and Queens. Ethos, 27, 210-234.
Luthar, S. S., & Latendresse, S. J. (2005). Children of the affluent: Challenges to well-being.
Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, pp. 49-53.
Morelli, G., & Rothbaum, F. (2007). Situating the child in context: Attachment relationships and self-regulation in
Weisner, T. S. (2002). Ecocultural understanding of children’s developmental pathways. Human
Development, 45, 275-281.
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