Human Development

Human Development : Traditional and Contemporary Theories

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For courses in human development, theories of development and development over the lifespan. This text makes theoretical issues relevant and accessible to students going into professional practice, enables them to apply theory to case examples, and helps them see which theories are focused primarily on specific developmental domains. Throughout years of teaching various courses in psychology, Doris Bergen struggled with a familiar problem in Human Development classes: the texts available to her did not meet the needs of the types of students in her classes. In teaching students who were primarily working towards degrees in professional practice, rather than those focusing on advanced degrees in psychology, the current texts did not present theoretical work in a way that helped her students translate the concepts into their careers. Here, Doris Bergen has authored a text that does just that. By making the theoretical issues relevant and accessible to students going into professional practice, enabling them to apply theory to case examples, and helping them see which theories are focused primarily on specific developmental domains, this text will give students the edge they need as they move forward in their working lives.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 725.76g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131343971
  • 9780131343979
  • 1,667,347

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For courses in human development, theories of development and development over the lifespan. Throughout years of teaching various courses in psychology, Doris Bergen struggled with a familiar problem in Human Development classes: the texts available to her did not meet the needs of the types of students in her classes. In teaching students who were primarily working towards degrees in professional practice, rather than those focusing on advanced degrees in psychology, the current texts did not present theoretical work in a way that helped her students translate the concepts into their careers. Here, Doris Bergen has authored a text that does just that. By making the theoretical issues relevant and accessible to students going into professional practice, enabling them to apply theory to case examples, and helping them see which theories are focused primarily on specific developmental domains, this text will give students the edge they need as they move forward in their working lives.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Defining and Categorizing Theories and Exploring Their Theoretical Roots Chapter 2: Applying Human Development Theories in Research and Practice Chapter 3: Theories with Major Emphasis on Personality and Social-Emotional Development Chapter 4: Further Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Social-Emotional Development Chapter 5: Life Span Theoretical Perspective on Personality and Social-Emotional Development Chapter 6: Theories with Major Emphasis on Cognitive and Language Development Chapter 7: Further Theoretical Perspectives on Cognitive and Language Development Chapter 8: Theories with Major Emphasis on Socio-Moral and Gender Role Development Chapter 9: Further Theoretical Perspectives on Socio-Moral and Gender Role Development Chapter 10: Life Span Theoretical Perspectives on Cognitive, Socio-Moral, Gender Role and Other Developmental Domains Chapter 11: Physical/Motor, Perceptual, Neuropsychological, and Behavioral Genetic Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 12: Ecological, Bioecological, Developmental Psychobiological, and Non-linear Dynamical Systems Theoretical Perspectives Table of Contents for Readings Section Freedom to Develop Nature in Education 247 Maria Montessori Baby in a Box 255 B. F. Skinner Rulers, Models, and Nonlinear Dynamics: Measurement and Method in Developmental Research 261 Kurt Fischer and Samuel Rose Origins of Human Competence: A Cultural-Ecological Perspective 265 John U. Ogbu Adolescence 282 E. H. Erikson Jokes and the Unconscious 286 Sigmund Freud Theoretical Perspectives 293 A. Bandura How Emotional Development Relates to Learning 308 Stanley Greenspan, M.D. Children of the Great Depression 312 G. H. Elder Reflections on the Last Stage-and the First 320 Erik Erikson Some Aspects of Operations 326 Jean Piaget Interaction between Learning and Development 331 L. S. Vygotsky The Origins of Neo-Piagetian Theory 339 R. Case Growth Cycles of Brain and Mind 345 Kurt W. Fischer and Samuel P. Rose Mechanisms of Theory Formation in Young Children 351 Alison Gopnik and Laura Schultz Education for Justice: A Modern Statement of the Platonic View 361 Lawrence Kohlberg A Cognitive-Developmental Analysis of Children's Sex-Role Concepts and Attitudes 366 Lawrence Kohlberg Development and Opposition to Cultural Practices 369 E. Turiel Empathy and Sympathy 375 N. Eisenberg Toward Utopia: Eradicating Gender Polarization 378 S. Bem Wisdom as a Topic of Scientific Discourse About the Good Life 381 P.B. Baltes Pattern of Aging: Past, Present, and Future 385 Bernice L. Neugarten From Perception to Inference 392 E. J. Gibson Developmental Psychology and Brain Development: A Historical Perspective 395 Sidney J. Segalowitz Developmental Science in the Discovery Mode 402 U. Bronfenbenner Introduction 404 E. Thelen and L.B. Smith The Role of Immaturity in Human Development 412 David F. Bjorklund Epilogue References Author Index Subject Indexshow more

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