Child Development 292 (01)
Seminar in Exam Option
Fall, 2009 - Hembree


Reading List – MA Exam Option – SPRING 2010

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 updated 11/3/09

I. Theories and Social or Cognitive development

Review Articles

Alexander, K. W., & O'Hara, K. D. (2009). An integrated model of emotional memory: Dynamic transactions in development.

In J. A. Quas, & R. Fivush (Eds.), Emotion and memory in development: Biological, cognitive, and social considerations. (pp. 221-255). New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press.

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.),

Handbook of child psychology: Vol 2, cognition, perception, and language (6th ed.). (pp. 214-251). Hoboken, NJ,

US: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Espelage, D.L., & Swearer, S.M. (2003).  Research on school bullying and victimization: What have we learned and

where do we go from here? School Psychology Review, 32(3), 365-383. 

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.

Lerner (Eds.); Handbook of child psychology: Vol 2, Cognition, perception, and language (6th ed.) (pp. 687-733).

Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Hymel, S., Vaillancourt, T., McDougall, P. , Renshaw, P. D. (2002)  Peer acceptance and rejection in childhood.

In P.K. Smith and C.H. Hart. (Eds.) Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development. Malden: Blackwell


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).

Mahwah, NJ US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.

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).

Hoboken, NJ US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

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:

An advanced textbook (5th ed.) (pp. 391-428). Mahwah, NJ US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.


Empirical Articles

Duncan, G.J. et al. (2007). School readiness and later achievement. Developmental Psychology, 43, 428–


Malti, T., Gummerum, M., Keller, M., & Buchmann, M. (2009). Children’s moral motivation, sympathy, and

prosocial behavior. 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.

Szewczyk-Sokolowski, M., Bost, K. K., & Wainwright, A. B. (2005). Attachment, temperament, and

preschool children's peer acceptance. Social Development, 14, 379-397.

Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Adolph, K.E., Lobo, S.A., Karasik, L.B., Ishak, S., & Dimitropoulou, K.A. (2008).

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.


II. Research Methods in Child Development

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). Toward a new generation of cross-cultural research. Perspectives

on Psychological Science, 1, 234-250.

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). Self-construction through conversation and narrative in interviews. 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.

Rogoff, B., Moore, L., Najafi, B., Dexter, A., Correa-Chavez, M., & Solis, J. (2007). Children’s development of

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

Vygotsky, L.S. (1991). Genesis of the higher mental functions. In P. Light & S. Sheldon, & M. Woodhead 

(Eds.), Learning to think (pp. 32-41). Florence, KY: Taylor & Frances/Routledge.


Choose TWO of the following three areas:

      1. Family/Parenting

Eisenberg, N., Cumberland, A. & Spinrad, T. L. (1998). Parental socialization of emotion. Psychological Inquiry, 9,


Grossmann, K., Grossmann, K.E., Fremmer-Bombik, E., Kindler, H., Scheuerer-Englisch, H., & Zimmermann, P. (2002). The uniqueness of the child-father attachment relationship: Fathers' sensitive and challenging play as a pivotal variable in a 16-year longitudinal study. Social Development, 11(3), 307-331.

Harkness, S., & Super, C. (2002). Culture and parenting. Handbook of parenting: Vol. 2: Biology and ecology of

parenting (2nd ed.) (pp. 253-280). Mahwah, NJ US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.

Keller, H. et al. (2004).  The bio-culture of parenting: Evidence from five cultural communities.  Parenting: Science and

Practice, 4, 25-50

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

behavior: The mediating and moderating role of parent–child emotional reciprocity and attachment security.

Journal of Family Psychology, 23(2), 130-145.

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.


      2. School/Peer

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.

 Duffy, A.L. & Nesdale, D. (2009).  Peer groups, social identity, and children’s bullying behavior.

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.

 Ginsburg, H.P. Lee, J.S. & Boyd, J.S (2008). Mathematics education for young children: What it is

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.


        3. Neighborhood/SES/Culture

Bradley, R., & Corwyn, R. F. (2005). Caring for children around the world: A view from HOME. International Journal of

Behavioral Development, 29, 468-478.

Criss, M.M., Shaw, D.S., Moilanen, K.L., Hitchings, J.E., & Ingoldsby, E.M. (2009). Family,

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.

 Harwood, R. L., Handwerker, W. P., Schoelmerich, A., & Leyendecker, B. (2001). Ethnic category

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

different cultures. Handbook of cultural psychology (pp. 500-527). New York, NY US: Guilford Press.

Weisner, T. S. (2002).  Ecocultural understanding of children’s developmental pathways. Human

Development, 45, 275-281.



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