A definitive reference on intra- and inter-group processes across a range of age and cultural contexts
Children from infancy develop attachments to significant others in their immediate social environment, and over time become aware of other groups (e.g. gender, ethnicity, age, classroom, sports) that they do or do not belong to and why. Recent research shows that children’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviours are significantly influenced by these memberships and that the influence increases through childhood. This Handbook delivers the first comprehensive, international reference on this critical topic.
Keywords: The Wiley Handbook of Group Processes in Children and Adolescents; Adam Rutland; Drew Nesdale; Christia Spears Brown; children; infancy; social environment; children’s attitudes; children's beliefs; children's behaviours; middle childhood; group processes in children; group processes in adolescents; group processes; group norms; group identity; group loyalty; children’s involvement in social groups; traditional family research; peer group research; developmental psychology; interpersonal relations within family; interpersonal relationships within peer groups; social psychology; developmental processes; adolescents; social psychology; educational psychology; social development; race development; gender development; group processes; intergroup processes; societal Impact; children’s social groups; group relations; intra-group relations, Developmental Psychology