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Handbook of Applied Developmental Science

1st Edition

Promoting Positive Child, Adolescent, and Family Development Through Research, Policies, and Programs

eISBN-13: 9781506361390

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The Handbook of Applied Developmental Science is the only work to comprehensively present the latest theory, research, and application from applied developmental science (ADS) and the positive psychology movement. It summarizes and synthesizes the best scientific knowledge from ADS to help readers understand the efforts being made around the world to ensure that all children and adolescents develop into healthy adults who contribute positively to society. The first resource to organize and integrate both the prevention and promotion approaches to programs and policies, the Handbook provides a detailed road map for future research and for actions that will promote positive child, youth, and family development.


Published in four topical volumes, Volume 1 describes the foundation of applied developmental science, its historical development, and current scientific and professional efforts to develop policies and programs that promote development. Volume 2 examines public policy and government service systems. Volume 3 discusses community systems for enhancing citizenship and promoting a civil society. Finally, Volume 4 outlines methods for university engagement and academic outreach.


Volume 1


Applying Developmental Science for Youth and Families


Historical and Theoretical Foundations


Volume 2


Enhancing the Life Chances of Youth and Families


Contributions of Programs, Policies, and Service Systems


Volume 3


Promoting Positive Youth and Family Development


Community Systems, Citizenship, and Civil Society


Volume 4


Adding Value to Youth and Family Development


The Engaged University and Professional and Academic Outreach


Key Features

Four comprehensive, topical volumes
Approximately 2200 pages in 95 chapters
More than 150 contributors, many of whom are world-renowned leaders in applied developmental science from the academic, professional, and policy and political arenas
Forewords for each volume written by well-known authorities, including Edward Zigler, co-founder of the Head Start program; U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings; David Bell, International Youth Foundation; and Graham Spanier, President, The Pennsylvania State University

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ISBNs 9780761922780, 9780761922780, 9781506361390, 1506361390
Language English
Number of Pages 2296
Edition 1st