© 1989

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

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

  • Book Title Social Competence in Developmental Perspective
  • Editors B.H. Schneider
    Grazia Attili
    Jacqueline Nadel
    Roger P. Weissberg
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0400-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7602-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2442-0
  • Series ISSN 0258-123X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 420
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Developmental Psychology
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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