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EDUC 8113 The Learner Across the Lifespan: Welcome & Course Readings

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EDUC 8113 Required Course Readings


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An, J. S., & Cooney, T. M. (2006). Psychological well-being in mid to late life: The role of generativity development and parent—child relationships across the lifespan. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30(5), 410-421.

Armenta, B. E. (2010). Stereotype boost and stereotype threat effects: The moderating role of ethnic identification. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(1), 94-98.

Arnett, J. (2000). Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teens through the twenties. American Psychologist, 55(5), 469-480. 

Babineau, M. E., & Packard, B. (2006). The Pursuit of College in Adulthood: Reclaiming Past Selves or Constructing New? Journal of Adult Development13(3/4), 109-117.

Bandura, A. (2002). Growing primacy of human agency in adaptation and change in the electronic era. European Psychologist7(1), 2-16. 

Beyers, W., & Seiffge-Krenke, I. (2010). Does identity precede intimacy? Testing Erikson's theory on romantic development in emerging adults of the 21st century. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25(3), 387-415.

Collins, W., Maccoby, E. E., Steinberg, L., Hetherington, E., & Bornstein, M. H. (2000). Contemporary research on parenting: The case for nature and nurture. American Psychologist, 55(2), 218-232.

Conway, M., & Holmes, A. (2004). Psychosocial stages and the accessibility of autobiographical memories across the life cycle. Journal of Personality, 72(3), 461–480.

Diaz, E. M., Kosciw, J. G., & Greytak, E. A. (2010). School connectedness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth: In-school victimization and institutional supports. Prevention Researcher, 17(3), 15-17.

Dunkel, C. S., & Sefcek, J. A. (2009). Eriksonian lifespan theory and life history theory: An integration using the example of identity formation. Review of General Psychology, 13(1), 13-23.

Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A. B., Taylor, R. D., & Schellinger, K. B. (2011). The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development, 82(1), 405-432. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01564.x

Ellemers, N., Pagliaro, S., Barreto, M., & Leach, C. (2008). Is it better to be moral than smart? The effects of morality and competence norms on the decision to work at group status improvement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology95(6), 1397-1410.

Hermans, H. M., & Dimaggio, G. (2007). Self, identity, and globalization in times of uncertainty: A dialogical analysis. Review of General Psychology11(1), 31-61.

Jaffee, S., & Hyde, J. (2000). Gender differences in moral orientation: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin126(5), 703-726.

Jayaratne, T., Gelman, S. A., Feldbaum, M., Sheldon, J. P., Petty, E. M., & Kardia, S. R. (2009). The perennial debate: Nature, nurture, or choice? Black and White Americans' explanations for individual differences. Review of General Psychology, 13(1), 24-33.

Kalmijn, M., & Saraceno, C. (2008). A comparative perspective on intergenerational support. European Societies10(3), 479-508. 

Kennison, S. (2005). Language development. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human development (pp. 768–74). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Kohlberg, L. (2008). The development of children’s orientations toward a moral order. Human Development, 51(1), 8-20.

Kroger, J., Martinussen, M., & Marcia, J. E. (2010). Identity status change during adolescence and young adulthood: A meta-analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 33(5), 683-698. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.11.002

Lam, L., & Kirby, S. L. (2002). Is emotional intelligence an advantage? An exploration of the impact of emotional and general intelligence on individual performance. Journal of Social Psychology142(1), 133-143.

Lavorato, C. (2008). Jerome Bruner: Reflections of a developmental psychologist. Human Development, 51(1), 101–104.

Lerner, R., Lerner, J., Von Eye, A., Bowers, E., & Lewin-Bizan, S. (2011). Individual and contextual bases of thriving in adolescence: A view of the issues. Journal of Adolescence, 24(6), 1107–1114.

Lewis, T. (2006). Discriminating among levels of college student drinking through an Eriksonian theoretical framework. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 27(1), 28-45.

Macgillivray, I. K. (2004). Gay rights and school policy: a case study in community factors that facilitate or impede educational change. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 17(3), 347-370.

Maynard, A. E. (2008). What we thought we knew and how we came to know it: Four decades of cross-cultural research from a Piagetian point of view. Human Development. 51(1), 56-65.

Mercer, N. (2008). Talk and the development of reasoning and understanding. Human Development , 51(1), 90-100.

Mor, N., & Winquist, J. (2002). Self-focused attention and negative affect: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 128(4).

Murray, T. (2009). Knowing self through the journey: Graduate students’ experiences of self-knowledge development. Journal of Adult Development16(2), 108-128.

Nelson, L. J., Padilla-Walker, L. M., Carroll, J. S., Madsen, S. D., Barry, C., & Badger, S. (2007). "If you want me to treat you like an adult, start acting like one!" Comparing the criteria that emerging adults and their parents have for adulthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 21(4), 665-674. 

Nucci, L., & Nunes, T. (2008). Introduction. Human Development, 51(1), 5-7.

Oberle, E., Schonert-Reichl, K., & Thomson, K. C. (2010). Understanding the link between social and emotional well-being and peer relations in early adolescence: Gender-specific predictors of peer acceptance. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(11), 1330-1342.

Oleson, K., & Arkin, R. (2006). Reviewing and evaluating a research article. The Psychology Research Handbook. SAGE Publications.

Pratt, M. W., Diessner, R., Pratt, A., Hunsberger, B., & Pancer, S. (1996). Moral and social reasoning and perspective taking in later life: A longitudinal study. Psychology and Aging, 11(1), 66-73.

Quintana, S. M. (2007). Racial and ethnic identity: Developmental perspectives and research. Journal of Counseling Psychology54(3), 259-270.

Reybold, L. (2008). Practitioner–faculty dialectic: Balancing professional identities in adult education. Journal of Adult Development15(3/4), 140-147.

Riggs, N., Jahromi, L., Razza, R., Dillworth-Bart, J., & Mueller, U. (2006). Executive function and the promotion of social-emotional competence. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 27, 300–309.

Schmitt, K. L., Dayanim, S., & Matthias, S. (2008). Personal homepage construction as an expression of social development. Developmental Psychology, 44(2), 496-506.

Shaver, P., & Mikulincer, M. (2010). New directions in attachment theory and research. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 27(2), 163-172.

Shea, C. (2009). The nature-nurture debate, Redux. Chronicle of Higher Education, 55(18).

Sheperis, C., Hope, K., & Ferraez, A. (2004). Attachment and adult romantic relationships: An interview with M. Carole Pistole. Family Journal, 12(4), 423–431.

Smetana, J., Crean, H., & Campione-Barr, N. (2005). Adolescents' and parents' changing conceptions of parental authority. New Directions For Child And Adolescent Development, (108), 31–46.

Stevens-Long, J., Schapiro, S., & McClintock, C. (2012). Passionate scholars: Transformative learning in doctoral education. Adult Education Quarterly 62(2). 180-198. doi: 10.1177/0741713611402046

Studer, J. R. (2006). Erik Erikson's psychosocial stages applied to supervision. Guidance & Counseling, 21(3), 168-173.

Verno, K., Cohen, S., & Patrick, J. (2007). Spirituality and Cognition: Does Spirituality Influence What We Attend to and Remember?. Journal of Adult Development14(1/2), 1-5.

Wertsch, J. V. (2008). From social interaction to higher psychological processes: A clarification and application of Vygotsky's theory. Human Development, 51(1), 66-79.

Worrell, F. C., Cross, W. K., Jr., & Vandiver, B. J. (2001). Nigrescence Theory: Current Status and Challenges for the Future. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 29(3), 201.

Yang, S. (2008). A Process View of Wisdom. Journal of Adult Development15(2), 62-75.

Other Readings

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