This highly regarded handbook remains the leading reference and advanced text on socialization. Bringing together foremost authorities, the volume reviews the breadth of current knowledge on socialization processes across the lifespan. Contributors present cutting-edge theories and findings pertaining to family, peer, school, community, media, and other influences on individual development. Genetics and biology, cultural psychology, and affective science are given particular attention. Three themes guide the book: the interdependence of biology and experience, the bidirectionality of socialization processes, and the many contributing factors that interact to produce multiple socialization processes and pathways. New to This Edition * Revised structure reflects the diversity of socializing relationships in multiple contexts across the lifespan. * Chapters on adolescence, socialization in the workplace, moral development, culture, and neuroscience. * Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.