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Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development

Promoting Positive Youth Development

Lessons from the 4-H Study

Editors: Bowers, E.P., Geldhof, G.J., Johnson, S.K., Hilliard, L.J., Hershberg, R.M., Lerner, J.V., Lerner, R.M. (Eds.)

  • Synthesizes the longitudinal evidence base on positive youth development (PYD) Provides an overview of relational developmental systems theories
  • Examines leading theories of adolescent development that frame the PYD perspective
  • Describes the Five Cs (competence, confidence, connection, character and caring) model of PYD
  • Recommends policy innovations and programs as derived primarily from the 4-H Study of PYD
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About this book

This book presents the results of the longitudinal 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development. The volume discusses how self-regulation and contextual resources (e.g., strong relationships with parents, peers, and the community) can be fostered in young people to contribute to the enhancement of functioning throughout life. Each chapter examines a particular aspect of youth thriving, and offers findings on either the bases or the role of positive development in a variety of outcomes, from reduced risk of emotional problems and harmful behaviors to increased participation in the community. Contributors introduce a contemporary model of positive development for diverse youth, provide examples of effective youth development programs, and suggest applications for informing the next generation of policies and practices. Among the featured topics:

  • The regulation of emotion in adolescence.
  • School engagement, academic achievement, and positive youth development.
  • Peer relationships and positive youth development.
  • Identity development in adolescence and the implications for youth policy and practice.
  • Promoting adolescent sexual health in youth programming.
  • A positive youth development approach to bullying.

Researchers in developmental psychology as well as practitioners in educational or youth development programs or policies will gain from Promoting Positive Youth Development a new appreciation of the central role of young people's strengths, and initiatives to build effective youth programs.

“This volume is destined to become the handbook for anyone interested in the bourgeoning field of positive youth development. Based on ground breaking, longitudinal research from top researchers in the field, Promoting Healthy Development for America’s Youth presents a rich, theoretically grounded understanding of the landscape today’s youth and programs. The contributors provide

clear, data-driven guidance regarding the types of programs and settings that are most beneficial to young people.”

Jean E. Rhodes, Ph.D.

Frank L. Boyden Professor

Department of Psychology

University of Massachusetts, Boston

About the authors

Edmond P. Bowers is a Research Assistant Professor at Tufts University. He received his doctorate in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. His research interests include a focus on important non-parental adults and the various ways that these adults can promote positive development in young people. G. John Geldhof is an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University. He received his doctorate in Quantitative and Developmental Psychology from the University of Kansas. His research interests include quantitative methods, positive youth development and models of self-regulation. Sara K. Johnson is a research assistant professor at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University. Her work integrates the study of positive youth development, civic engagement and identity development using mixed-methods approaches.

Reviews

“This book is both timely and relevant, as policy makers and individuals entrusted with the task of developing youth programs struggle with ways in which to promote positive youth development. … Researchers in behavioral sciences … and practitioners in guidance and youth developmental programs will find this book to be an extremely valuable reference guide. I highly recommend it as a necessary tool in the continuing effort to ensure that future youth development programs are grounded in evidence-based research.” (Michael S. Goldsby, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)

“This is a chock-full, scholarly volume that might best be lodged in a research library. Among its greatest assets in addition to some valuable findings is that it includes extensive and valuable reference lists and many useful suggestions for future research, following on the 4-H Study.” (Sherry Lynn Hatcher, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (3), January, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Applying Research About Adolescence in Real-World Settings: The Sample Case of the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development

    Bowers, Edmond P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Intentional Self-Regulation in Youth: Applying Research Findings to Practice and Programs

    Weiner, Michelle B. (et al.)

    Pages 21-36

  • The Regulation of Emotion in Adolescence

    Wang, Jun (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

  • School Engagement, Academic Achievement, and Positive Youth Development

    Chase, Paul A. (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

  • Building Hope for Positive Youth Development: Research, Practice, and Policy

    Callina, Kristina Schmid (et al.)

    Pages 71-94

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17166-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17165-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37230-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Promoting Positive Youth Development
Book Subtitle
Lessons from the 4-H Study
Editors
  • Edmond P. Bowers
  • G. John Geldhof
  • Sara K. Johnson
  • Lacey J. Hilliard
  • Rachel M. Hershberg
  • Jacqueline V. Lerner
  • Richard M. Lerner
Series Title
Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17166-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17166-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17165-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37230-3
Series ISSN
2195-089X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 288
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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