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Lerner, Richard M.

Works: 226 works in 1,119 publications in 1 language and 36,851 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Publishing director, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Richard M Lerner
Concepts and theories of human development by Richard M Lerner( )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concepts and Theories of Human Development is the most comprehensive and in-depth overview of the foundational theoretical contributions to understanding human development and the influence of these contributions for contemporary research and application in developmental science. Since its initial publication in 1976, it has been an essential resource for students and professionals alike, and has become the go-to book for graduate students studying for their comprehensive exam on human development. In this new Fourth Edition, Richard M. Lerner concentrates his focus on advanced students and scholars already familiar with the basic elements of major psychological theories.The book discusses the assumptions involved in such topics as stage theories, the nature-nurture issue, the issue of continuity-discontinuity, and the important role of philosophical ideas about theories in particular, metatheories in understanding the links between theory and research. It particularly focuses on relational developmental systems (RDS) metatheory, exploring its roots in the 1930s, following its development into the present day, and contrasting it with the fundamentally flawed genetic reductionist models that continue to be circulated by scientists, the media, and the general public. It discusses implications of theory for research methods and for applications aimed at the promotion of health, positive development, and social justice among diverse people across the life span."--Provided by publisher
Encyclopedia of applied developmental science by Celia B Fisher( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics listed in Reader's guide are Adolescent development; ADS training and education; Adult development; Biographies of applied development scientists; Child development; Civic engagement; Culture and diversity; Development : promoting interventions; Developmental assessment; Developmental disorders; Developmental processes; Developmental risks; Ecology of human development; Emotional and social development; Ethics; Families; Foundations; Health; Historical influences; Infant development; Organizations; Parenting; Personality development; Religiosity and spirituality; Research methodology; Schools; Social issues; Theory; Universities; Youth programs
Handbook of adolescent psychology by Lerner( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,532 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
Approaches to positive youth development by R. K Silbereisen( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positive youth development" is based on the idea that, in addition to preventing problems, science and practice should promote the development of competencies, skills, and motivation in order to enhance individuals' developmental pathways. The main focus of the 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, namely, competences and knowledge, prosocial behaviour, transcending problems of delinquency, civic engagement, identity, agency, and spirituality. Part one: Models of Positive Development in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: - Developmental Assets: An Overview of Theory, Research and Practice - Civic Engagement as an Expression of Positive Youth Development - Empathy-related Responding - Soci(et)al Scaffolding of Individual Growth Across the Life Span. Part two: Multiple Contexts of Positive Youth Development: - Perceived Social Inequity and Responses to Conflict among Diverse Youth of Color - Not You! Not Here! Not Now! - Life Chances and Opportunities in Times of Social Change - Social Control and Adolescent Development - Social Support and Positive Development - The Long Way to Entrepreneurship. Part three: Interventions and Social Policy: - Adolescent Spirituality and Positive Youth Development - Youth Political Activism - Macrosocial Worries as a Source of Positive Youth Development - Development of the Capacity for Teamwork in Youth Programs - Prevention Against Substance Use - Building Resources in the Context of Socio-Economic Disadvantage
Developmental assets : a synthesis of the scientific research on adolescent development by Peter Scales( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,406 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
Developmental psychology by Irving B Weiner( )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides an overview of cognitive, intellectual, personality, and social development across the lifespan, with attention to infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, and early/middle/late adulthood. Chapters cover a broad range of core topics including language acquisition, identity formation, and the role of family, peers, school, and workplace influences on continuity and change over time
Adolescence in America : an encyclopedia by Jacqueline V Lerner( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, covering "N-Y," presents information about the physical, psychological, behavioral, social, and cultural characteristics of the adolescent period
Action & self-development : theory and research through the life span by Jochen Brandtstädter( )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,260 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
Applied developmental science : an advanced textbook by Richard M Lerner( )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 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
Handbook of child psychology( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the authoritative four-volume reference that spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared. Updated and revised to reflect the new developments in the field, the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition contains new chapters on such topics as spirituality, social understanding, and non-verbal communication
Encyclopedia of adolescence( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 952 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( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 950 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
Positive youth development & spirituality : from theory to research by Richard M Lerner( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together a never-before-assembled network of biologists, psychologists, and sociologists, Positive Youth Development and Spirituality scientifically examines how spirituality and its cultivation may affect the positive development of adolescents. Chapters provide groundbreaking new discussions of conceptual, theoretical, definitional, and methodological issues that need to be addressed when exploring the relationships between spirituality and development. Throughout the book, contributors recommend ways in which the research on the spirituality/positive youth development connection may be integral in building the larger field of spiritual development as a legitimate and active domain of developmental science. This volume, which is sure to be seen as a seminal contribution to a field in need of theoretical underpinnings, will be of interest to scholars and scientists in the fields of biology and the social and behavioral sciences"--Provided by publisher
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 833 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
Encyclopedia of human ecology by Julia R. (Edt)/ Lerner, Richard M./ Schiamberg, Lawrence B./ Anderson, Pamela M Miller( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 770 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
Child influences on marital and family interaction : a life-span perspective by Richard M Lerner( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 684 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
Developmental psychology : historical and philosophical perspectives( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thriving and spirituality among youth : research perspectives and future possibilities by Amy Eva Alberts Warren( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 677 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.""--
Handbook of adolescent psychology by Richard M Lerner( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 674 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
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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

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Encyclopedia of applied developmental scienceHandbook of adolescent psychologyApproaches to positive youth developmentDevelopmental assets : a synthesis of the scientific research on adolescent developmentDevelopmental psychologyAdolescence in America : an encyclopediaAction & self-development : theory and research through the life spanApplied developmental science : an advanced textbook