Theories of Development

Theories of Development

3.78 (250 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$51.25

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

For undergraduate/graduate courses in Child Development, Lifespan Development, and Theories of Development. The result of extensive scholarship and consultation with leading scholars, this text introduces students to twenty-four theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we develop as individuals. Emphasizing the theories that build upon the developmental tradition established by Rousseau, this text also covers theories in the environmental/learning tradition.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 16mm | 528g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 5th International edition
  • 0131293907
  • 9780131293908
  • 834,429

Table of contents

1. Early Theories: Preformationism, Locke, and Rousseau. 2. Gesell's Maturational Theory. 3. Ethological Theories: Darwin, Lorenz, Tinbergen, and Bowlby and Ainsworth. 4. Montessori's Educational Philosophy. 5. Werner's Organismic and Comparative Theory. 6. Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory. 7. Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development. 8. Learning Theory: Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner. 9. Bandura's Social Learning Theory. 10. Vygotsky's Social-Historical Theory of Cognitive Development. 11. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory. 12. Erikson and the Eight Stages of Life. 13. Mahler's Separation/Individuation Theory. 14. A Case Study in Psychoanalytic Treatment: Bettelheim on Autism. 15. Schachtel on Childhood Experiences. 16. Jung's Theory of Adulthood. 17. Chomsky's Theory of Language Development. 18. Conclusion: Humanistic Psychology and Developmental Theory. Epilogue: A Developmental Perspective on the Standards Movement. References. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

About William Crain

William Crain is professor of psychology at the City College of New York and is the editor of the journal, Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice. He and his wife Ellen F. Crain, a pediatrician, have three grown children.show more

Rating details

250 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 21% (53)
4 44% (110)
3 28% (69)
2 6% (15)
1 1% (3)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X