chapter  1
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Introduction

ByValerie Maholmes, PhD Carmela G. Lomonaco, PhD

Many of the public health and social challenges confronting our society have their basis in child and adolescent development. Having an understanding of the developmental underpinnings of such issues as obesity, bullying, academic achievement, violence, and the like could lead toward designing of programs, practices, and policies to ameliorate the affects of these problems.