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Cultural and Contextual Perspectives on Developmental Risk and Well-Being | Interdisciplinary Approaches to Knowledge and Development series
Burack, Jacob A. and Louis A. Schmidt (Eds)
Cambridge University Press / Softcover / 2015-12-01 / 1316500942
Developmental Psychology
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Developmental risk refers to conditions, characteristics, experiences, or situations with potentially deleterious effects that lead to outcomes later in life that do not meet societal expectations. While risk is typically framed as the statistical probability of a problematic outcome in relation to the general population, the converse notion of well-being is considered in relation to the level of functioning at a given developmental stage. The contributors to this volume provide insight into developmental well-being by examining the ways that culture and context affect outcomes associated with various types of risk, such as those related to oppression, academic performance, family background, life history, physical health, and psychiatric conditions. Even though certain outcomes may seem inevitable in cases involving harmful environments, diseases, and disorders, they are virtually all influenced by complex interactions among individuals, their families, communities, and societies.

• Cultural and contextual influences on development at risk

• Emphasis on well-being and its developmental antecedents

• Multiple approaches to the study of contextual influences on development

Table of Contents:

Series editor's preface
1. Introductory remarks: cultural and contextual perspectives on developmental risk and well-being Jacob A. Burack and Louis A. Schmidt
Part I. Cultural Perspectives on Developmental Risk and Well-Being:
2. Using multicultural research to expand the scope of developmental psychopathology Thomas M. Achenbach
3. Cultural perspectives on shyness-inhibition Xinyin Chen, Siman Zhao and Fan Yang
4. A sociocultural analysis of high-risk Native American children in schools Stephanie A. Fryberg and Peter A. Leavitt
5. Developmental perspectives on the role of cultural identity in well-being: evidence from aboriginal communities in Canada Jacob A. Burack, Amy Bombay, Heidi Flores, Jillian Stewart and Vladimir Ponizovsky
Part II. Contextual Perspectives on Developmental Risk and Well-Being:
6. Peer victimization: understanding the developmental correlates of at-risk children and youth Jennifer M. Knack, Tracy Vaillancourt, Amanda Krygsman, Steven Arnocky, Irene Vitoroulis, Jennifer Hepditch and Christine Blain-Arcaro
7. The potential risks and adaptive contributions of elite social status to youth development Wendy Troop-Gordon
8. Culture and context modify neural correlates of adolescent risk-taking behavior Christine L. Lackner and Sidney J. Segalowitz
Part III. Contextual Perspectives on Atypicality:
9. Prematurity as a context of development at risk Lauren Drvaric, Jordana Waxman, Ryan J. Van Lieshout and Louis A. Schmidt
10. Maternal depression and children's behavioral and emotional outcomes: a review of contextual and individual level moderators and mediators Matilda Nowakowski, Louis A. Schmidt and Tracy Vaillancourt
11. Fragile X-associated disorders: how the family environment and genotype interact Marsha Mailick, Jan S. Greenberg, Leann E. Smith, Audra Sterling, Nancy Brady, Steven F. Warren and Jinkuk Hong
12. Developmental approaches to understanding and treating autism Tony Charman.


Jacob A. Burack, Louis A. Schmidt, Thomas M. Achenbach, Xinyin Chen, Siman Zhao, Fan Yang, Stephanie A. Fryberg, Peter A. Leavitt, Amy Bombay, Heidi Flores, Jillian Stewart, Vladimir Ponizovsky, Jennifer M. Knack, Tracy Vaillancourt, Amanda Krygsman, Steven Arnocky, Irene Vitoroulis, Jennifer Hepditch, Christine Blain-Arcaro, Wendy Troop-Gordon, Christine L. Lackner, Sidney J. Segalowitz, Lauren Drvaric, Jordana Waxman, Ryan J. Van Lieshout, Matilda Nowakowski, Marsha Mailick, Jan S. Greenberg, Leann E. Smith, Audra Sterling, Nancy Brady, Steven F. Warren, Jinkuk Hong, Tony Charman

About the Editors:

Jacob A. Burack is a Professor of School Psychology and Human Development in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University and a researcher at Hôpital Rivières-des-Prairies in Montréal, Canada. He is also the founder and director of the McGill Youth Study Team. Along with his colleagues and students, he studies and works with a variety of populations, including First Nations adolescents, persons with autism spectrum disorders, and persons with Down syndrome.

Louis A. Schmidt is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Child Emotion Laboratory at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He is also a core member of the Offord Center for Child Studies at McMaster Children's Hospital and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Schmidt's research interests include the origins and development of individual differences in temperament and the impact of early life events on the human brain.

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