Developmental horizons: legacies and prospects in child and adolescent development.
The field of child and adolescent development has a short history, if we con- sider it to have originated with the Child Study movement of the late nine- teenth century. But already in that time it has seen a number of shifts in theoretical directions. Each new theoretical approach has grappled with its own issues and left its own legacy. At the same time, every approach since then has also sought to answer a number of common questions: To what extent are children’s and adolescents’ development shaped by the culture in which they grow up? What are the most influential developmental contexts: parents, friends, media, or something else? How do children develop the capacity to control their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors? The aim in this introductory chapter is to survey future prospects for developmental theory and research addressing these common questions.
New directions for child and adolescent development
Jensen, Lene Arnett and Larson, Reed W., "Developmental horizons: legacies and prospects in child and adolescent development." (2005). Psychology. 849.