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Lerner, Richard M.

Works: 225 works in 1,023 publications in 1 language and 35,839 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer , Film editor, Director, Other, Redactor, Publishing director, Contributor, ed, Photographer
Classifications: HQ796, 155.5
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Most widely held works by Richard M Lerner
Encyclopedia of adolescence by Richard M Lerner( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts and theories of human development by Richard M Lerner( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic in the field, this third edition will continue to be the book of choice for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in theories of human development in departments of psychology and human development. This volume has been substantially revised with an eye toward supporting applied developmental science and the developmental systems perspectives. Since the publication of the second edition, developmental systems theories have taken center stage in contemporary developmental science and have provided compelling alternatives to reductionist theoretical accounts having either a
The good teen : rescuing adolescence from the myths of the storm and stress years by Richard M Lerner( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many parents the thought of the teen years holds dread: teens are obstinate, inconsiderate, and defiant; they sulk and stress; they are prone to bad decisions and unreasonable behavior. Yet, although the word teenager has become synonymous with trouble, the evidence is clear: the bad rap on adolescents is an undeserved one. Here, child development specialist Lerner dismantles old myths and redefines normal adolescence. His work reveals that in spite of the stereotypes, today's teens are basically good kids who maintain healthy relationships with their families. He presents the personality characteristics, called the 5 Cs, that are proven to fuel positive development: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring. He also prescribes specific ways parents can foster the 5 Cs at home and in their communities. --From publisher description
Final solutions : biology, prejudice, and genocide by Richard M Lerner( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature-nurture debate continues to stir controversy in the social and behavioral sciences. How much of human behavior and development can be attributed to biology and how much to the environment? Can either be said to "determine" human development? And what are the implications of each view for society? In this important study, a noted developmental psychologist contributes to this debate by confronting the difficult issue of "doctrines" of human development and the consequences for society of deriving political programs and public policy from them. Beginning with the premise that scientific ideas are not neutral but can be used for either good or evil, Richard Lerner considers the recent history of one such idea, biological determinism, which at times has had the backing of respected scientists, intellectuals, and political leaders. During this century, biological determinism has been coupled with political philosophies that hold that some people are inherently better than others. This has meant that certain groups of people--Jews, Blacks, Native Americans, women--have been stigmatized because of supposedly innate, even "biological," differences, with sometimes disastrous consequences. The most notorious instance was Nazi Germany, where "racial science," given legitimacy by the scientific community, became a cornerstone of the Nazi "Final Solution." Meanwhile, theories of biological determinism continue to find adherents within the scientific community. Konrad Lorenz, who was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1973, was a critical figure in the development of the most recent manifestation of biological determinism--sociobiology. Lerner examines the work of Lorenz and current sociobiologists and the implications of their claims for modern society. He fears that biological determinism may again be co-opted to serve the political agenda of today's reactionary politicians. In fact, Lerner notes, sociobiologists have had to face the fact that organizations such as the fascist National Front party in Britain and its counterparts in France and the United States have selectively seized upon sociobiology to fuel their notions of genetically superior and inferior races. Recognizing the inadequacy of both biological and cultural determinism to explain the complexities of human development, Lerner offers a scientific alternative to biological determinism: "developmental contextualism." This alternative recognizes that biology plays a ubiquitous role in human behavior but denies that either biology or environment alone determines that behavior. Developmental contextualism emphasizes that biology develops in relation to the complex and changing contexts of human life. Furthermore, one's biological heritage provides a "liberator of human potential" rather than an inescapable path. Lerner shows how biology allows human existence to be improved and, in fact, to be "recreated" across the entire span of human life. Finally, he demonstrates the policy implications of developmental contextualism, stressing that humans can be active agents in improving the quality of their lives. Forewords by R.C. Lewontin and Benno Muller-Hill lend further weight to this significant study
Handbook of adolescent psychology( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of adolescence in the field of psychology has grown tremendously over the last two decades, necessitating a comprehensive and up-to-date revision of this seminal work. This multidisciplinary handbook, edited by the premier scholars in the field, Richard Lerner and Laurence Steinberg, and with contributions from the leading researchers, reflects the latest empirical work and growth in the field
Child influences on marital and family interaction : a life-span perspective by Richard M Lerner( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child Influences on Marital and Family Interaction: A Life-Span Perspective book grew out of a conference sponsored by the Division of Individual and Family Studies in the College of Human Development at the Pennsylvania State University in April, 1977. The chapters for this volume are revised versions of the papers originally presented at the conference. The book explores the conceptual, methodological, and empirical issues in the study of the child and his or her family. It details how the age-normative and atypical development of the child contributes to the parents' marital quality and to
Handbook of adolescent psychology by Richard M Lerner( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This multidisciplinary handbook, edited by the premier scholars in the field, reflects the empirical work and growth in the field of adolescent psychology
Adolescent development : a life-span perspective by Richard M Lerner( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of applied developmental science by Richard M Lerner( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Applied Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook brings together the latest in theory and application from applied developmental science (ADS) and the positive psychology movement. This advanced text 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." "This new single-volume work will benefit students planning on careers working with children, youth, and families, generally within an educational or community setting. The text is also recommended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students of Psychology, Human Development & Family Studies, Social Work & Human Services, Education, and related disciplines."--Jacket
Experiencing adolescents : a sourcebook for parents, teachers, and teens( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty : thriving and civic engagement among America's youth by Richard M Lerner( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines what it means to develop as an exemplary young person - that is, a young person who is thriving within the community and on the rise to a hopeful future. The book explores several key characteristics of positive youth development such as competence, character, confidence, social connections, and compassion that coalesce to create a young person who is developing successfully towards an "ideal" adulthood, one marked by contributions to self, others, and the institutions of civil society. Lerner looks closely at how integrated moral and civic identity typically emerges in the adolescent stage of human development, a time when a person's self-definition is undergoing significant changes. The book explores different programs and policies that promote positive youth development, the most successful ones being those that cultivate adult to youth relationships, establish skill-building, and provide the opportunity for youth participation and leadership
Nature and nurture : the complex interplay of genetic and environmental influences on human behavior and development by Cynthia T García Coll( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to find a gene or set of genes that are associated with ADHD, schizophrenia, or autism? Could we eradicate such diseases from our species through gene therapy? Is it possible to eradicate from our genome the genetic material that predisposes us to be too aggressive, too shy, less intelligent, or not active enough? Who has the political power and/or moral authority to make these decisions? The premise of Nature and Nurture is that the complexity of the transactions between nature and nurture--between genes and the environment from the cellular to the cultural level--make thes
Approaches to positive youth development by Richard M Lerner( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main focus of this book, beyond a clarification of the paradigmatic foundations, concerns the major contexts of adolescents and young adults, namely, neighbourhoods and leisure locales, school and family, and the major themes of healthy psychosocial development
Action & self-development : theory and research through the life span by Jochen Brandtstädter( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting individuals as producers of their development : from dynamic interactionism to developmental systems / Richard M. Lerner / - The self in action and development : cultural, biosocial, and ontogenetic bases of intentional self-development / Jochen Brandtstädter / - Selectivity in life-span development : biological and societal canalizations and individuals' developmental goals / Jutta Heckhausen / - Freedom isn't free : power, alienation, and the consequences of action / Dale Dannefer / - The dynamic codevelopment of intentionality, self, and social relations / Michael F. Mascolo / - The persuit of personal goals : a motivational approach to well-being and life adjustment / Joachim C. Brunstein / - Personal projects and social ecology : themes and variations across the life span / Brian R. Little / - Life planning : anticipating future life goals and managing personal development / Jacqui Smith / - The process of meaning construction : dissecting the flow of semiotic activity
Developmental assets : a synthesis of the scientific research on adolescent development by Peter Scales( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines more than 800 scientific articles and reports on adolescent development that tie to each of the 40 developmental assets identified by Search Institute
Thriving and spirituality among youth : research perspectives and future possibilities by Amy Eva Alberts Warren( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thriving and Spirituality Among Youth empirically explores the connections between spirituality and positive youth development through the research of a set of scholars from the wide array of scientific fields including biology, sociology, and theology. This unique handbook shows how to foster positive development during adolescence, including youth contributions to families and communities in civil society. The material draws on research conducted with various populations including immigrant Hispanic, Chinese, Israeli, and Muslim-American youth. Social workers and mental health professionals will find a new, developmentally rigorous data base for a science of "adolescent spirituality"--
Encyclopedia of human ecology( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first-and only-source to integrate the multiple disciplines and professions exploring the many ways people interact with the natural and designed environments in which we live. Individuals, families and communities are constantly interacting with their work, social, and personal environments. What is the impact of these interactions on our health, quality of life, and environment? How can we build a healthy future for our children through an understanding of the ecology of human life? Comprised of more than 600 informative entries, The Encyclopedia of Human Ecology examines the interdisciplinary and complex topic of human ecology. Knowledge gathered from disciplines that study individuals and groups, such as biology, nutrition, psychology, and sociology, is blended with information about environments from the fields of family science, geography, anthropology, urban planning, and environmental science.; At the same time, professions intended to enhance individual and family life-marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology, social work, dietetic and other health professions-are represented alongside those concerned with preservation, conservation design and the management of the environment and its resources. How rampant are eating disorders among our youth? Are AIDS educational programs effective? What problems do adolescents transitioning into adulthood encounter? Here, four leading scholars in the field have assembled a team of top-tier psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and other experts to explore these and hundreds of other timely issues
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The good teen : rescuing adolescence from the myths of the storm and stress years
Alternative Names
Lerner, Richard

Lerner, Richard Martin 1946-

Richard M. Lerner Psychologist, leader in Developmental Psychology, faculty at Tufts University

ラーナー, R. M.

ラーナー, リチャード・M

English (202)

The good teen : rescuing adolescence from the myths of the storm and stress yearsFinal solutions : biology, prejudice, and genocideHandbook of adolescent psychologyHandbook of adolescent psychologyEncyclopedia of applied developmental scienceLiberty : thriving and civic engagement among America's youthNature and nurture : the complex interplay of genetic and environmental influences on human behavior and developmentApproaches to positive youth development