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The Handbook of Applied Developmental Science is the only work to comprehensively present the latest theory, research, and application from applied developmental science (ADS) and the positive psychology movement. It summarizes and synthesizes the best scientific knowledge from ADS to help readers understand the efforts being made around the world to ensure that all children and adolescents develop into healthy adults who contribute positively to society. The first resource to organize and integrate both the prevention and promotion approaches to programs and policies, the Handbook provides a detailed road map for future research and for actions that will promote positive child, youth, and family development.

Published in four topical volumes, Volume 1 describes the foundation of applied developmental science, its historical development, and current scientific and ...

Gender and Sexual Identity
Gender and sexual identity
Lisa M.Diamond
Ritch C.Savin-Williams
Introduction

As little as 10 to 15 years ago, the topic of diversity in gender and sexual identity would have been considered out of place in discussions of positive child, adolescent, and family development. Historically, adolescents who deviated from sexual and/or gender norms have been ...

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