Guilt and Children

Guilt and Children

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The concept of guilt has long been of interest to personality and clinical psychologists. Only recently has there been empirical research on how guilt develops in children and how it motivates behavior. Guilt and Children takes a fascinating look at the many facets of guilt in children. The book discusses gender differences, how feelings of guilt affect prosocial behavior, academic competence, sexual behavior, medical compliance, and general mental health. The book also includes coverage of theories of guilt and chapters on what children feel guilty about and how they cope with feelings of guilt. It also reviews useful assessment techniques.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20mm | 621.42g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0121486109
  • 9780121486105

Table of contents

What is Guilt?
How Does Guilt Differ from Shame?
Measuring Guilt in Children: A Rose By Any Other Name Still Has Thorns
How Does Guilt Develop?
The Origins of Guilt in Early Childhood
Varieties of Empathy-Based Guilt
The Emergence of Gender Differences in Guilt during Adolescence
Inducing, Instilling, and Alleviating Guilt
Inducing Guilt
Religion and Guilt in Childhood
Guilt and Sexuality in Adolescents
The Development of Reactions to Guilt-Producing Events
Guilt and Adjustment
Avoiding and Alleviating Guilt through Prosocial Behavior
Guilt in the Classroom
Guilt and Abnormal Aspects of Parent--Child Interactions
Guilt and Mental Health
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