Principles of Developmental Psychology

An Introduction

Author: George Butterworth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317758781

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Developmental psychology is concerned with the scientific understanding of age-related changes in experience and behaviour, not only in children but throughout the lifespan. The task is to discover, describe, and explain how development occurs, from its earliest origins, into childhood, adulthood, and old age. To understand human development requires one not only to make contact with human nature but also to consider the diverse effects of culture on the developing child. Development is as much a process of acquiring culture as it is of biological growth. This book reviews the history of developmental psychology with respect to both its nature and the effects of transmission of culture. The major theorists of the late 19th and early 20th century, Piaget, Vygotsky and Bowlby are introduced to provide a background to contemporary research and the modern synthesis of nature and nurture. This brief textbook is suitable as an introduction to developmental psychology, both at A level and for beginning undergraduate students. It aims to be of interest to psychologists, educationalists, social workers and others with an interest in a contemporary understanding of factors involved in human development.
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Developmental Psychology

Author: Jacki Watts,Kate Cockcroft,Norman Duncan (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919895154

Category: Psychology

Page: 686

View: 7948

A theory-driven approach to understanding human development from two perspectives the psychoanalytic and the cognitive
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Handbook of Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Author: Richard M. Lerner,M. Ann Easterbrooks,Jayanthi Mistry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471264474

Category: Psychology

Page: 666

View: 3571

Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.
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Developmental Psychology

Author: Amanda Ludlow,Roberto Gutierrez

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137325011

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

View: 7621

This accessible introduction to developmental psychology examines how children develop, from language development to social learning and the development of emotion. Comprehensive and engaging, it is the ideal introduction for A-level and undergraduate students, and for anyone interested in learning more about development in childhood.
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Portraits of Pioneers in Developmental Psychology

Author: Wade E. Pickren,Donald A. Dewsbury,Michael Wertheimer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1848728964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 323

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Utilizing an informal, sometimes humorous style of writing, this book brings to life 16 developmental psychologists who made a significant contribution to their field. Written by noted scholars, each chapter provides a glimpse into the personal and scholarly lives of these innovative "pioneers". Some of the chapters are based on the contributor's personal acquaintance with a pioneer allowing for the introduction of previously unavailable information. Suggested Readings allow readers to delve deeper into the material and a tabular list of subjects and authors helps instructors supplement their courses in substantive areas of psychology with ease.ãee The introductory essay prepares the reader for a deeper understanding of the contributions of each of the pioneers. Mamie Phipps Clark had a profound impact on the education of American children.ãee Robert W. White pioneered a new approach to the study of persons across the lifespan.ãee Lois Barclay Murphyâe(tm)s perspective on the strengths of developing children foreshadowed later developments in positive psychology.ãee Florence Goodenough pioneered new testing methods for children.ãee John Paul Scott was a pioneer in the field of behavior genetics. The book also highlights the many contributions of European pioneers: Jean Piaget, Charlotte Bühler, Heinz Werner, and Lev Vygotsky. Their contributions were carried forward by J. McVicker Hunt in the U.S. and Helena Antipoff in Brazil. Arnold Gesellâe(tm)s film studies of childrenâe(tm)s development remain a landmark accomplishment. Lawrence Kohlberg pioneered the study of moral development across the lifespan. Roger Barkerâe(tm)s studies on aggression and leadership among children eventually led to the development of ecological psychology. Eleanor "Jackie" Gibson was famous for her work on the "visual cliff" and for her research on perception and development.ãee Finally, Sidney Bijou had a long career delineating ways to improve the lives of children.ãee Pickrenâe(tm)s concluding essay draws connections between the pioneers and how they contributed to the advancement of the field. Intended as a supplementary text for undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the history of psychology and/or developmental, child, or lifespan psychology taught in psychology, education, and human development, this engaging book also appeals to those interested in and/or teaching these subject areas. Each of the 7 volumes in the Portraits of Pioneers Series contain different profiles bringing more than 140 of psychologyâe(tm)s pioneers to life.
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The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology, Vol. 1

Body and Mind

Author: Philip David Zelazo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199958459

Category: Medical

Page: 1024

View: 2731

This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of what is now known about psychological development, from birth to biological maturity, and it highlights how cultural, social, cognitive, neural, and molecular processes work together to yield human behavior and changes in human behavior.
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The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology, Vol. 2

Self and Other

Author: Philip David Zelazo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199958475

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 9907

This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of what is now known about psychological development, from birth to biological maturity, and it highlights how cultural, social, cognitive, neural, and molecular processes work together to yield human behavior and changes in human behavior.
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Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

Author: Dennis Thompson,John D. Hogan,Philip M. Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405167475

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of developmental psychology, from the pre-scientific era to the present day. Covers the first research published in Germany, America, and France during the late 19th century Examines the work and influence of key international scholars in the area Incorporates the contributions of psychologists from diverse backgrounds Pays attention to the historical research on development in adulthood and old age Highlights the relationship between the growth of developmental psychology and renewed interest in child-rearing practices
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Developmental Psychology

Author: Penney Upton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857252777

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 2765

Covering core topics such as the development of attachment, social relations, cognitive and language development and social and cultural contexts of development, this introductory text addresses the core knowledge domain of developmental psychology. It provides concise and focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates, while developing students' higher level skills. Key chapters cover development across the lifespan, including the prenatal period, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, while activities help readers build the underpinning generic critical thinking and transferable skills they need to become independent learners, and to meet the requirements of their programme of study.
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Developmental Psychology

Author: Derek Hook,Jacki Watts,Kate Cockcroft

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919713687

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 7009

Book & CD. Over the past few decades there has been a major shift in research methodology -- away from technicist to more contextual and pragmatic approaches. This is reflected in a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary and applied research skills, the concurrent use of qualitative and quantitative methods, and a more sophisticated understanding of the epistemological grounding of research. This book incorporates these new trends while also providing comprehensive coverage of the full range of established research approaches and techniques.
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Developmental Psychology

Achievements and Prospects

Author: Mark Bennett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863775789

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

View: 7312

A collection of essays by many of the world's leading developmental psychologists in which they focus on issues and questions guiding research in their own particular areas of speciality.
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Developmental Psychology

A Student's Handbook

Author: Margaret Harris,George Butterworth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135844674

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 3000

Developmental Psychology: A Student's Handbook is a major textbook that provides an up-to-date account of theory and research in the rapidly-changing field of child development. Margaret Harris and George Butterworth have produced an outstanding volume that includes recent research from Britain, Europe, and the USA. The text is designed for undergraduate students who have little or no prior knowledge of developmental psychology. Key features include: Specially designed textbook features, such as key term definitions, chapter summaries, and annotated further reading sections Over 95 figures and tables, to illustrate principles described in the text Additional boxed material, to add further insight and aid understanding Clear, user-friendly layout, to make topics easy to locate The book places developmental psychology in its historical context, tracing the emergence of the field as an independent discipline at the end of the 19th century, and following the radical changes that have occurred in our understanding of children's development since then. The development of the child is covered in sequence: through conception, pre-natal development, birth, infancy, and the pre-school years, to the achievements of the school years, and the changes that occur during adolescence. Each period is addressed in terms of cognitive, social, and linguistic development, including discussion of reading, spelling, and mathematical development. There is also consideration of comparative research concerning the development of cognitive abilities in other primates. Developmental Psychology: A Student's Handbook is essential reading for all undergraduate students of developmental psychology. It will also be of interest to those in education and healthcare studying child development.
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Developmental Psychology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9789712324635

Category:

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Developmental Psychology

A Course Companion

Author: Carol Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849203466

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 536

Developmental Psychology provides student readers with essential help in all aspects of their first course in developmental psychology, including advice on revising exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and skills in line with course requirements on a developmental psychology course. This Course Companion is designed to augment, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course, and will provide: - Helpful summaries of the course curriculum to aid lecture notes, seminars and written assignments - Key summaries of the approach taken by the main developmental psychology textbooks - Guidance on the essential study skills required - Help with developing critical thinking - Route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond textbooks - Pointers to success in course exams - A tutor's-eye view of what course examiners are looking for - An insider's view of what key course concepts are really all about
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Deconstructing Developmental Psychology

Author: Erica Burman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134157401

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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What is childhood and why, and how, did psychology come to be the arbiter of 'correct'or 'normal' development? How do actual lived childhoods connect with theories about child development? In this completely revised and updated edition, Deconstructing Developmental Psychology interrogates the assumptions and practices surrounding the psychology of child development, providing a critical evaluation of the role and contribution of developmental psychology within social practice. In the decade since the first edition was published, there have been many major changes. The role accorded childcare experts and the power of the 'psy complex' have, if anything, intensified. This book addresses how shifts in advanced capitalism have produced new understandings of children, and a new (and more punitive) range of institutional responses to children. It engages with the paradoxes of childhood in an era when young adults are increasingly economically dependent on their families, and in a political context of heightened insecurity. The new edition includes an updated review of developments in psychological theory (in attachment, evolutionary psychology, theory of mind, cultural-historical approaches), as well as updating and reflecting upon the changed focus on fathers and fathering. It offers new perspectives on the connections between Piaget and Vygotsky and now connects much more closely with discussions from the sociology of childhood and critical educational research. Coverage has been expanded to include more material on child rights debates, and a new chapter addresses practice dilemmas around child protection, which engages even more with the "raced" and gendered effects of current policies involving children. This engaging and accessible text provides key resources to inform better professional practice in social work, education and health contexts. It offers critical insights into the politics and procedures that have shaped developmental psychological knowledge. It will be essential reading for anyone working with children, or concerned with policies around children and families. It was also be of interest to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across a range of professional and practitioner groups, as well as parents and policy makers.
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Development Psychology

Author: J.mahmud

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176486903

Category:

Page: 400

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A history of developmental psychology in autobiography

Author: Dennis N. Thompson,John D. Hogan

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

View: 3705

"The ten original essays presented here chart the personal and professional life experiences of individuals such as Paul Mussen, Louise Bates Ames, Lois Hoffman, and James Birren. Appropriate for histo"
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Developmental Psychology: Childhood & Adolescence

Childhood and Adolescence

Author: David David Reed Shaffer,Katherine Kipp

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495601713

Category: Psychology

Page: 784

View: 2002

This popular, topically organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. Authors David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp pro
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The Developmental Psychology of Music

Author: David J. Hargreaves

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521314152

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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This book sets out the psychological basis of musical development in children and adults. The study has two major objectives: to review the research findings, theories and methodologies relevant to the developmental study of music; and to offer a framework within which these can be organised so as to pave the way for future research. It describes the relationship between thinking and music, and discusses the relationship between thinking and music in pre-schoolers and schoolchildren in areas such as singing, aesthetic appreciation, rhythmic and melodic development, and the acquisition of harmony and tonality. The book describes the development of musical taste, and discusses the questions of musical creativity, and of the social psychology of musical taste and fashion. As a comprehensive study of the links between developmental psychology and music education, Hargreaves' work demonstrates the practical and theoretical importance of psychological research on the process underlying children's musical perception, cognition and performance.
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