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Social Change and Human Development
Concept and Results

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May 2010 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Today's world is characterized by a set of overarching trends that often come under the rubric of social change. In this innovative volume, Rainer K. Silbereisen and Xinyin Chen bring together, for the first time, international experts in the field to examine how changes in our social world impact our individual development.

Divided into four parts, Human Development and Social Change explores the major socio-political and technological changes that have taken place around the world – from the rapid upheavals in 1990s Europe to the gradual changes in parts of East Asia - and explains how these developments interplay with human development across the lifespan.

This text is a useful resource for students and researchers involved in all areas of human development, including developmental psychology, sociology and education.


 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Rainer K Silbereisen and Xinyin Chen
How Social Change Affects Individual Adaptation
Steffen Schmidt
PART TWO: DYNAMIC OF SOCIAL CHANGE AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSES
 
A Challenge-Response-Model in Research on Social Change
Jochen Brandtstädter
Life Management in Developmental Settings of Modernity
Challenges to the Adaptive Self

 
Ross Macmillan and Arturo Baiocchi
Conceptualizing the Dynamics of Lives and Historical Times
Life-Course Phenomena, Institutional Dynamics and Socio-Historical Change

 
 
PART THREE: DETERMINANTS ON THE INDIVIDUAL LEVEL
Dirk Hofäcker et al
Globalization, Institutional Filters and Changing Life-Course
Patterns in Modern Societies

 
Rainer K Silbereisen et al
Demands of Social Change and Psychosocial Adjustment
Jutta Heckhausen
Globalization, Social Inequality and Individual Agency in Human Development
Social Change for Better or Worse?

 
 
PART FOUR: TRANSITIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Reinhold Sackmann
Institutional Responses to Social Change in Comparative Perspective
Melvin L Kohn
Class, Stratification and Personality under Conditions of Apparent Social Stability and of Radical Social Change
Xinyin Chen and Hiuchang Chen
Children's Socio-Emotional Functioning and Adjustment in the Changing Chinese Society
Rukmalie Jayakody et al
Social Change and Premarital Sexual Behaviour and Attitudes in Vietnam
Ingrid Schoon
Social Change and Transition Experiences among Young Adults in Britain
Jacek Wasilewski
Political Elites as an Agent of Social Change
The Polish Perspective

 

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