9. Social Cognitive Development and Adolescent Civic Engagement

  1. Lonnie R. Sherrod,
  2. Judith Torney-Purta and
  3. Constance A. Flanagan
  1. Aaron Metzger1 and
  2. Judith G. Smetana2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch9

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

How to Cite

Metzger, A. and Smetana, J. G. (2010) Social Cognitive Development and Adolescent Civic Engagement, in Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth (eds L. R. Sherrod, J. Torney-Purta and C. A. Flanagan), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    West Virginia University

  2. 2

    University of Rochester

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470522745

Online ISBN: 9780470767603

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Keywords:

  • social-cognitive;
  • prosocial;
  • moral development;
  • civic beliefs;
  • civic behavior;
  • adolescents' reasoning;
  • development;
  • multimethod research

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prosocial Reasoning

  • Research on Political Beliefs

  • Contextual Influences on Adolescents’ Civic and Political Beliefs

  • Civic Behavior and Civic Reasoning

  • Conclusions

  • Future Directions