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PSYC 6400 Diversity in Child/Adolescent Development and Learning: Welcome & Course Readings

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Course Readings

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Akhtar, N., & Jaswal, V. K. (2013). Deficit or difference? Interpreting diverse developmental paths: An introduction to the special section. Developmental Psychology, 49(1), 1–3.

Ardasheva, Y., Thomas, R., Tretter, T. R., & Kinny, M. (2012). English language learners and academic achievement: Revisiting the threshold hypothesis language learning. Language Learning: A Journal of Research in Language Studies, 62(3), 769–812.

Benner, A. D., & Graham, S. (2011). Latino adolescents’ experiences of discrimination across the first two years of high school: Correlates and influences on educational outcomes. Child Development, 82(2), 508–519.

Bregman, H. R., Malik, N. M., Page, M. J., Makynen, E., & Lindahl, K. M. (2013). Identity profiles in lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: The role of family influences. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 42(3), 417–430.

Benson, P. L., Leffert, N., Scales, P. C., & Blyth, D. A. (2012). Beyond the “village” rhetoric: Creating healthy communities for children and adolescents. Applied Developmental Science, 16(1), 3–23.

Boyer, V. E., & Martin, K. Y. (2012). Invented rule with English language learners. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 26(7), 613–627.

Breshears, D. (2011). Understanding communication between lesbian parents and their children regarding outsider discourse about family identity. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 264–284.

Brittian, A. S., O’Donnell, M., Knight, G. P., Carlo, G., Umana-Taylor, A. J., & Roosa, M. W. (2013). Associations between adolescents’ perceived discrimination and prosocial tendencies: The mediating role of Mexican American values. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(3), 328–341.

Burney, V. H., & Beilke, J. R. (2008). The constraints of poverty on high achievement. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 31(3), 171–197.

Cain, D. S., & Combs-Orme, T. (2005). Family structure effects on parenting stress and practices in the African American family. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 33(2), 19–40.

Cardemil, E. V. (2010). The complexity of culture: Do we embrace the challenge or avoid it? The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice: Objective Investigations of Controversial and Unorthodox Claims in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Social Work, 7(2), 41–47.

Chase-Lansdale, P. L., Cherlin A. J., & Kiernan, K. E. (1995). The long-term effects of parental divorce on the mental health of young adults: A developmental perspective. Child Development, 66(6), 1614–1634.

Chatham, M. (2005). Child development across cultures. In C. Fisher & R. Lerner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of applied developmental science (pp. 244–245). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Collier, K. L., van Beusekom, G., Bos, H. W., & Sandfort, T. M. (2013). Sexual orientation and gender identity/expression-related peer victimization in adolescence: A systematic review of associated psychosocial and health outcomes. Journal of Sex Research, 50(3/4), 299–317.

Crosnoe, R., Riegle-Crumb, C., Field, S., Frank, K., & Muller, C. (2008). Peer group contexts of girls’ and boys’ academic experiences. Child Development, 79(1), 139–155.

Fitzgerald, T. J. (2010). Queerspawn and their families: Psychotherapy with LGBTQ families. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 14(2), 155–162.

Fletcher, J. M., & Vaughn, S. (2009). Response to intervention: Preventing and remediating academic difficulties. Child Development Perspectives, 3(1), 30–37.

Fletcher, J. M., Denton, C., & Francis, D. J. (2005) Validity of alternative approaches for the identification of learning disabilities: Operationalizing unexpected underachievement. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38(6), 545–552.

Fleury, V. P., Hedges, S., Hume, K., Browder, D. M., Thompson, J. L., Fallin, K., … & Vaughn, S. (2014). Addressing the academic needs of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder in secondary education. Remedial and Special Education, 35, 68–79.

Francis, A. (2012). Stigma in an era of medicalisation and anxious parenting: How proximity and culpability shape middle-class parents’ experiences of disgrace. Sociology of Health & Illness, 34(6), 927–942.

Frisco, M. L., Muller, C., & Frank, K. (2007). Parents’ union dissolution and adolescents’ school performance: Comparing methodological approaches. Journal of Marriage and Family 69(3), 721–741.

Fuchs, D., Compton, D. L., Fuchs, L. S., Bryant, J., & Davis, G. N. (2008). Making “secondary intervention” work in a three-tier responsiveness-to-intervention model: Findings from the first-grade longitudinal reading study of the National Research Center on learning disabilities. Reading and Writing, 21, 413–436.

Fuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., Powell, S. R., Seethaler, P. M., Cirino, P. T., & Fletcher, J. M. (2008). Intensive intervention for students with mathematics disabilities: Seven principles of effective practice. Learning Disability Quarterly: Journal of the Division for Children with Learning Disabilities, 31(2), 79–92.

Gorman, B. (2012). Relationships between vocabulary size, working memory, and phonological awareness in Spanish-speaking English language learners. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21(2), 109–123.

Gottfredson, L., & Saklofske, D. H. (2009). Intelligence: Foundations and issues in assessment. Canadian Psychology, 50(3), 183–195.

Greathouse, D., & Shaughnessy, M. F. (2010). An interview with Jerome Sattler. North American Journal of Psychology, 12(2), 335–340.

Jeynes, W. H. (2006). The impact of parental remarriage on children. Marriage & Family Review, 40(4), 75–102.

Karla, K., Stuebing, K. K., Fletcher, J. M., Branum-Martin, L., & Francis, D. J. (2012). Evaluation of the technical adequacy of three methods for identifying specific learning disabilities based on cognitive discrepancies. School Psychology Review, 41(1), 3–22.

Kritzer, K. L. (2012). The story of an outlier: A case study of one young deaf child and his journey towards early mathematical competence. Deafness and Education International, 14(2), 69–77.

Leclair, C., Doll, B., Osborn, A., & Jones, K. (2009). English language learners and non-English language learners perceptions of the classroom environment. Psychology in the Schools, 46(6), 568–577.

Lerner, R. M., & Fisher, C. B. (2000). Toward a science for and of the people: Promoting civil society through the application of developmental science. Child Development, 71(1), 11.

Levine, R. A. (2011). Traditions in transition: Adolescents remaking culture. ETHOS, 39(4), 426–431.

Löfdahl, A., & Hägglund, S. (2012). Diversity in preschool: Defusing and maintaining differences. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37(1), 119–126.

Marsh, H. W. (1990). Two-parent, stepparent, and single-parent families: Changes in achievement, attitudes, and behaviors during the last two years of high school. Journal of Educational Psychology, 82(2), 327–340.

Miciak, J., Fletcher, J. M., Stuebing, K. K., Vaughn, S., & Tolar, T. D. (2014). Patterns of cognitive strengths and weaknesses: Identification rates, agreement, and validity for learning disabilities identification. School Psychology Quarterly, 29(1), 21–37.

Miller, J. G. (2005). Essential role of culture in developmental psychology. New Directions for Child & Adolescent Development, 2005(109), 33–41.

Mise, T. M., & Hupp, J. M. (2012). The influence of socioeconomic status, home environment, and childcare on child language abilities. Current Psychology, 31(2), 144–159.

Morgan, P. L., Farkas, G., & Hible, J. (2008). Matthew effects for whom? Learning Disability Quarterly, 31(4), 187–198.

Mustanski, B., Birkett, M., Greene, G. J., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., & Newcomb, M. E. (2014). Envisioning an America without sexual orientation inequities in adolescent health. American Journal of Public Health, 104(2), 218–225.

Pachankis, J. E., & Goldfield, M. R. (2004). Clinical issues in working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 41(3), 227-246.

Paquette, K. R., & Rieg, S. A. (2008). Using music to support the literacy development of young English language learners. Early Childhood Education Journal, 36(3), 227–232.

Ponciano, L., & Shabazian, A. (2012). Interculturalism: Addressing diversity in early childhood. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 40(1), 23–30.

Quintana, S. M. (1998). Children’s developmental understanding of ethnicity and race. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 7, 27–45.

Quintana, S. M. (2007). Racial and ethnic identity: Developmental perspectives and research. Journal of Counseling Psychology 54(3), 259–270

Ranney, S (2012). Defining and teaching academic language: Developments in K-12 ESL language and linguistics compass. Language & Linguistics Compass, 6(9), 560–574.

Ready, D. D. (2010). Socioeconomic disadvantage, school attendance, and early cognitive development: The differential effects of school exposure. Sociology of Education, 83(4), 271–286.

Rescorla, L. (2011). Late talkers: Do good predictors of outcome exist? Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 17(2), 141–150.

Rogers, L. O., Zosuls. K. M., Halim, M. L., Ruble, D., Hughes, D., & Fuligni, A. (2012). Meaning making in middle childhood: An exploration of the meaning of ethnic identity. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18(2), 99–108.

Ryan, C. (2010). Engaging families to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth: The family acceptance project. Prevention Researcher, 17(4), 11–13.

Saewyc, E. M. (2011). Research on adolescent sexual orientation: Development, health disparities, stigma, and resilience. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21(1), 256–272.

Sameroff, A. (2010). A unified theory of development: A dialectic integration of nature and nurture. Child Development, 81(1), 6–22.

Scarr, S. (1992). Developmental theories for the 1990s: Development and individual differences. Child Development, 63(1), 1–19.

Sohr-Preston, S. L., Scaramella, L. V., Martin, M. J., Neppl, T. K., Ontai, L., & Conger, R. (2013). Parental socioeconomic status, communication, and children’s vocabulary development: A third-generation test of the family investment model. Child Development, 84(3), 1046–1062.

Souto-Manning, M. (2006). Families learn together: Reconceptualizing linguistic diversity as a resource. Early Childhood Education Journal, 33(6), 443–446.

Spencer, S., Clegg, J. & Stackhouse, J. (2012). Language and disadvantage: A comparison of the language abilities of adolescents from two different socioeconomic areas. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 47(3), 274–284.

Sternberg, R. J., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2004). Why we need to explore development in its cultural context. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 50(3), 369–386.

Sundar, P., Todd, S., Danseco, E., Kelly, L., & Cunning, S. (2012). Toward a culturally responsive approach to child and youth mental health practice: Integrating the perspectives of service users and providers. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 31(1), 99–113.

Tasker, F., & Granville, J. (2011). Children’s views of family relationships in lesbian-led families. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 182–199.

Tisak, M. S., Tisak, J., & Laurene, K. R. (2012). Children's judgments of social interactive behaviors with peers: The influence of age and gender. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 15(4), 555–570.

West-Olatunji, C., Shure, L., Garrett, M. T., Conwill, W., & Rivera, E. (2008). Rite of passage programs as effective tools for fostering resilience among low-income African American male adolescents. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, & Development, 47(2), 131–143.

Zosuls, K. M., Miller, C. F., Ruble, D. N., Martin, C. L., & Fabes, R. A. (2011). Gender development research in sex roles: Historical trends and future directions. Sex Roles, 64, 826–842.

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