Child and Adolescent Development: An Advanced Course offers students explorations of issues at the forefront of this field. Unique both in the depth of its coverage and in the timeliness of the research that it presents, this comprehensive text conveys the field of child and adolescent development through the voices of scientists who themselves are now shaping the field. Their voices add a lively energy to the important topics discuss.
Taken together, the book's chapters cover development in the biological, cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, moral, personality, emotional, and aesthetic domains. In addition, the chapters explore an extensive range of contemporary research topics, including the significance of diversity in develop-ment and the results of various social policy and educational initiatives that attempt to foster gains in critical dimensions of youth development.