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College Student Development

SKU# 9780826118073

Applying Theory to Practice on the Diverse Campus

Editors:

  • Wendy K. Killam PhD, NCC, CRC, LPC
  • Suzanne Degges-White PhD, LMHC-IN, LPC-NC, NCC
$75.00

Description 

This timely and comprehensive overview of key theories of student development illustrates their application across a range of student services with diverse student populations. It focuses on nontraditional student populations, including adults changing careers, parents, veterans, and international students. The book examines relevant theories of cognitive, ethical, moral, and personality development, as well as theories of identity development in terms of ethnicity, gender, and ability. Also covered are theories relevant to disability issues, LGBTQ identity issues, and choice of career and degree programs. Unique to the text is information on how theories can be applied, beyond understanding individual students, to student groups and to guide the coordination of student affairs services across the campus.

Engaging case vignettes immerse readers in diverse perspectives and demonstrate the application of theory to a wide range of student types and issues. The book covers the history and development of each theory along with its strengths and limitations. Also included are useful suggestions on how to best assist students with current challenges. Questions for reflection that conclude each chapter reinforce information and encourage further exploration. An insightful text for courses in college student development in relevant graduate programs and for student affairs professionals who wish to enhance their abilities, this book reflects the realities of contemporary college student life and student affairs practices.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Applies student development theories primarily to nontraditional college students
  • Presents chapter-opening and closing case examples reflecting student diversity
  • Explores the strengths and limitations of each theory
  • Describes how theories can be applied in varied student affairs settings and in broader contexts of student affairs
  • Includes instructor resources

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 03, 2017
  • Page Count 266
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826118073

About The Author(s) 

Wendy K. Killam, PhD, LPC, CRC, NCC, is a professor in the Department of Human Services at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her research interests include college student adjustment, wellness throughout the life span, issues faced by older adults, and issues faced by veterans and military families. She enjoys working with college students and, in addition to working as a counselor educator, has worked in student affairs.

Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, is a licensed counselor and professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She is the coauthor of three books that all touch on the ways in which relationships play out across life. These include her most recent book, Toxic Friendships: Knowing the Rules and Dealing With the Friends Who Break Them (2015); Mothers and Daughters: Living, Loving, and Learning Over a Lifetime (2014); and Friends Forever: How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships (2011). Suzanne has also coedited four books addressing clinical counseling practice and innovative counseling interventions.

Table of Contents 

CONTENTS

Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND FOUNDATIONS

1. Introduction to Student Affairs and Student Development Issues

Wendy K. Killam and Suzanne Degges-White

History of Student Affairs

Student Needs

Family Support

Wellness

Education Cost and College Affordability

Academic Readiness

Nontraditional College Students

Implications for Student Affairs Professionals

Importance of Using Theories

Conclusion

2. Diversity and Sociocultural Theories of Learning and Development

Carrie A. Kortegast

Case Vignette: Hope and Juan

Overview and Description of Sociocultural Theories

History and Development of Sociocultural Theories

Application of the Theory

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Hope and Juan

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Courtney

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Sade

PART II: THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT AS APPLIED TO COLLEGE STUDENTS

3. Schlossberg’s Transition Theory

Susan R. Barclay

Case Vignette: Reynaldo

Overview and Description of the Theory

History and Development of the Theory

Application Within Student Affairs

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Reynaldo

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Alex

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Hyun

4. Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development

Suzanne Degges-White

Case Vignette: Nehal

Overview of Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development

Application of the Theory Within Student Affairs

Conclusion

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Nehal

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Maribel

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Mitch

5. Perry’s Theory of Moral Development

Ian S. Turnage-Butterbaugh, Waleed Sami, and Ricardo Phipps

Case Vignette: Fatima

History and Development of the Theory

Overview and Description of the Theory

Overview of Perry’s Development Schema

Deflections From Growth and Development

Application of the Theory Within Student Affairs

Implications for Student Affairs Professionals

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Fatima

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Tina

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Brendan

6. Theories of Moral Development

Rebekah Reysen, Mandy Perryman, and Ricardo Phipps

Case Vignette: Madison

Moral Development on Campus

Exploring Madison’s Positioning Within Kohlberg’s Schema

Exploring Madison’s Positioning Within Gilligan’s Schema

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Madison

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Selective Community Interests

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Town Versus Gown

7. Kolb’s Theory of Experiential Learning

Kathryn S. Jaekel

Case Vignette: Maria

Overview and Description of Experiential Learning Theory

History and Development of ELT

Application of the Theory Within Student Affairs

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Maria

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Steve

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Cora

8. Personality Types Based on the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator

Christine Borzumato-Gainey

Case Vignette: Rebecca, an Introvert Sensing Thinking Judging (ISTJ)

Overview and Description of the Theory Behind the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator

Application of the Theory Within Student Affairs

Conclusion

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Rebecca

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Makayla

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Michael

PART III: IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

9. Overview of Identity Development in Young Adulthood

Suzanne Maniss

Case Vignette: Sofia

Challenges to Identity Development

Factors That Influence Identity Development

Overview of Relevant Theories

Psychosocial Development Theories

Social Identity Development Theories

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Sofia

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Jeff

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Leon

10. Chickering’s Theory and the Seven Vectors of Development

Suzanna M. Wise

Case Vignette: Jonah

Overview and Description of Chickering’s Theory

History and Development of Chickering’s Theory

Application of Chickering’s Theory

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Jonah

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Michelle

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Taylor

11. Black and Biracial Identity Development Theories

Ricardo Phipps

Case Vignette: Jamaal

History and Development of Black Identity Development Theories

History and Development of Biracial/Multiracial Identity Development Theories

Application of Theories Within Student Affairs

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Jamaal

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Lalita

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Tiffany and Fumalaya

12. Other Theories of Minority Identity Development

Jesus Cisneros

Case Vignette: William

Overview and Description of Minority Identity Development Theories

History and Development of the Theories

Implications for Student Affairs Practitioners

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: William

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Julia

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Mark

13. White Identity Development

Ian S. Turnage-Butterbaugh

Case Vignette: Craig

History and Development of White Identity Development Theories

Overview and Description of White Identity Development Theory

Application of the Theory Within Student Affairs

Implications for Helping Professionals on a College Campus

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Craig

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Students Wrestling With Guilt

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: White Students Responding to a Hate Crime

14. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer Identity Development

Christian D. Chan, Adrienne N. Erby, Laura Boyd Farmer, and Amanda R. Friday

Case Vignette: Marcus

Theoretical Foundations of Identity Development

Applications of the Theories Within Student Affairs

Multicultural Student Services and Affairs

College Counseling and Mental Health

Connecting the Vignette and Student Affairs

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Marcus

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Vada

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Ty

15. Disability and Identity Development

Yuleinys A. Castillo

Case Vignette: Melanie

Overview

Disability Identity Models

Disability Identity in Student Affairs Services

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Melanie

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Paloma

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Aurelio

PART IV: FACTORS IMPACTING SELECTION OF MAJORS AND CAREERS

16. College Major and Career Choice

Wendy K. Killam, Suzanna M. Wise, and Bill Weber

Case Vignette: Brooklyn

Major and Career Indecision

Developmental Factors

Factors Influencing Decision Making

Career Theories and Assessments

Conclusion

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Brooklyn

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Melissa

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Sanjay

17. Holland’s Theory of Career Development

Kevin Stoltz

Case Vignette: Tyreka

Overview of Holland’s Theory

History and Development of Holland’s Theory

Conclusion

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Tyreka

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Brent

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Demetrius

18. Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory

Nathan C. D. Perron

Case Vignette: Jose

Overview and Description of Bronfenbrenner’s Theory

History and Development of Bronfenbrenner’s Theory

Bronfenbrenner’s Theory Applied to Student Development

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Jose

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Phet

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Ashley

19. Bringing Student Groups Together: Understanding Group Theory

Lucy Parker

Case Vignette: Kaelyn

Overview and Description of Group Theory

Looking at Student and Group Development Through a Multicultural Lens

History and Development of Group Theory

Application of Group Theory Within Student Affairs

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Kaelyn

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Ahmed

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Judy

Helpful Resources

20. Theory as the Language of Student Affairs Professionals

Adam Gregory

Case Vignette: Akio

The Role of Student Affairs

Review of the Historical Context of Student Affairs

Student Affairs and Theory

Using Theory as a Language

Current Trends in Student Affairs

Talking Across Campus: Monthly “Movie Nights”

Future Trends

Case Vignette Wrap-Up: Akio

Case Vignette 1 for Reader Reflection: Amy

Case Vignette 2 for Reader Reflection: Jasmine

Index