Guilt And Children by Jane BybeeGuilt And Children by Jane Bybee

Guilt And Children

byJane BybeeEditorJane Bybee

Hardcover | October 16, 1997

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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 Childrentakes 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.

  • Presents the many facets of guilt in children and its motivational value on behavior
  • Edited by the leading researcher in this growing area of study
  • Reviews useful assessment techniques for clinical psychologists

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Title:Guilt And ChildrenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 16, 1997Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0121486109

ISBN - 13:9780121486105

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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

From Our Editors

Discover how guilt affects children in this resource, which takes a fascinating look at the main facets of guilt in children and its motivational value on behaviour. It includes the definition of guilt, its relationship to moral reasoning and religion, the process by which parents instil guilt in their children and how guilty feelings affect pro-social behaviour, academic competence, sexual behaviour, medical compliance and general mental health. As well, Guilt and Children features assessment techniques, theories of guilt and chapters on what children feel guilty about and how they cope with these feelings.