Julie C. Bowker is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Her research program focuses on the roles that close interpersonal relationships play in socio-emotional development and psychopathology during late childhood and early adolescence.
Featuring student-friendly pedagogy throughout, including end-of-chapter summaries, further reading recommendations and questions for discussion, The Psychology of Human Social Development is essential reading for undergraduates on social development or developmental psychology courses and relevant for related fields such as education, gender studies and nursing.
*The interplay of biological, psychological, family, and interpersonal processes in shyness and social withdrawal from infancy through adolescence.
*The impact on peer relationships and academic performance.
*Links among shyness, social withdrawal, and social anxiety disorder.
*The positive side of unsociability—when to "leave children alone."
*Implications for clinical practice and educational interventions.
Book Features:The first book about shy children specifically written for classroom teachers. Best practices that reflect the latest research in educational and developmental psychology.A focus on the importance of positive teacher–child relationships.
“For more than 2 decades, the authors’ research has influenced practitioners and researchers alike. Now you and I can benefit from the evidence-based teacher practices they offer throughout this book. Actually, the ones who will benefit the most are the shy children who sit quietly in your classroom.”
—From the Foreword by Sandee McClowry, NYU Steinhardt
“This wonderful volume is a contemporary rendering of well-informed best practices not only for responding to children we label as shy, but information that can be applied to all children. This is recommended reading for all elementary educators.”
—Robert C. Pianta, University of Virginia