Social Competence in Developmental Perspective

  • Barry H. Schneider
  • Grazia Attili
  • Jacqueline Nadel
  • Roger P. Weissberg

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Social Competence in Developmental Perspective: Conceptual Issues

  3. The Emergence of Social Competence in Early Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-125
    2. Pierre-Marie Baudonnière, Marie-José Garcia-Werebe, Juliette Michel, Jacqueline Liégeois
      Pages 175-193
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 125-125
  4. Ongoing Social Development in Middle Childhood and Adolescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-198
    2. Toon Cillessen, Tamara J. Ferguson
      Pages 203-221
    3. John D. Coie, Christina Christopoulos, Robert Terry, Kenneth A. Dodge, John E. Lochman
      Pages 223-237
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 198-198
  5. Setting Factors in Children’s Social Development: The Influences of Families and Schools

  6. Translating Theory Into Practice: Social Competence Promotion Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-338
    2. Wyndol Furman, Ronita Giberson, Allison S. White, Leslie A. Gavin, Elizabeth A. Wehner
      Pages 355-369
    3. Marlene Zelek Caplan, Roger P. Weissberg
      Pages 371-385
    4. Monique Alles-Jardel, Evelyne Genest, Françoise D. Alsaker, Michel Boivin, Line Thomassin, Michel Alain et al.
      Pages 387-413
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 338-338
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 415-420

About this book


What determines the focus of a researcher's interest, the sources of inspiration for a study, or the variables scrutinized? If we were to examine the antecedents of these decisions, they would surely emerge as accidents of circumstance--the personal experiences of the researcher, the inspiration of early mentors, the influence of contemporary colleagues--all tempered by the intellectual currents that nurture the researcher's hypotheses. Among the accidents that mold the careers of researchers is geographic location. The culture in which a research program emerges helps determine both its very subject and its method. The primary purpose of this book is to assist those interested in the scientific study of children's social competence in transcending the boundaries imposed both by geography and by selective exposure to the highly diverse schools of thought that have led to interest in this field. Most of these ideas were presented and exchanged at an Advanced Study Institute entitled "Social Competence in Developmental Perspective" held in Savoie, France, in July 1988. This Institute was attended by scholars from France, England, Northern Ireland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Canada, the United States and Brazil. Those who participated will recognize that the metamorphosis from lecture to chapter has necessitated many changes. In order to accommodate the reader who may be unfamiliar with the field, more attention has been paid here to identifying the theoretical contexts of the research described.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Barry H. Schneider
    • 1
  • Grazia Attili
    • 2
  • Jacqueline Nadel
    • 3
  • Roger P. Weissberg
    • 4
  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Istituto di PsicologiaConsiglio Nationale Delle RicercheRomeItaly
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Psychobiologie de l’EnfantConseil National de Recherche ScientifiqueParisFrance
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7602-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2442-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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