Theories of Developmental Psychology

Author: Patricia H. Miller

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716728467

Category: Psychology

Page: 518

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This book places the major theories of development in historical and contemporary context, and provides frameworks for understanding and perceiving the significance of the research findings in developmental psychology.
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Computational Developmental Psychology

Author: Thomas R. Shultz

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262194839

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

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An overview of the emerging discipline of computational developmental psychology, emphasizing the use of constructivist neural networks. Despite decades of scientific research, the core issues of child development remain too complex to be explained by traditional verbal theories. These issues include structure and transition, representation and processing, innate and experiential determinants of development, stages of development, the purpose and end of development, and the relation between knowledge and learning. In this book Thomas Shultz shows how computational modeling can be used to capture these complex phenomena, and in so doing he lays the foundation for a new subfield of developmental psychology, computational developmental psychology. A principal approach in developmental thinking is the constructivist one. Constructivism is the Piagetian view that the child builds new cognitive structures by using current mental structures to understand new events. In this book Shultz features constructivist models employing networks that grow as well as learn. This allows models to implement synaptogenesis and neurogenesis in a way that allows qualitative changes in processing mechanisms. The book's appendices provide additional background on the mathematical concepts used, and a companion Web site contains easy-to-use computational packages.
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Deconstructing Developmental Psychology

Author: Erica Burman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317538986

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

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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. Since the second edition was published, there have been many major changes. 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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Developmental Psychology

Achievements and Prospects

Author: Mark Bennett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863775789

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

View: 4427

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

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

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919895154

Category: Psychology

Page: 686

View: 6810

A theory-driven approach to understanding human development from two perspectives the psychoanalytic and the cognitive
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Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence

Author: David R. Shaffer,Katherine Kipp

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111834520

Category: Education

Page: 720

View: 8634

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 provide you with a current and comprehensive overview of child and adolescent development, written in clear, concise language that talks to you rather than at you. The authors also focus on application showing how theories and research apply to real-life settings. As a result, you will gain an understanding of developmental principles that will help you in your roles as parents, teachers, nurses, day-care workers, pediatricians, psychologists, or in any other capacity by which you may one day influence the lives of developing persons. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Life-Span Developmental Psychology

Author: Willem Doise

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 518

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Developmental Psychology examines human developmental processes and transitions in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Renowned international contributors systematically present the theoretical paradigms and current methods relating to the many subfields of developmental psychology, including: the biological bases of development perceptual and motor development cognitive development communication and language development social development personality and emotional development moral development and wisdom developmental psychopathology This book s critical viewpoint, broad coverage and emphasis on processes and dynamic interactions, rather than plain states and stages, will be of wide appeal to undergraduate students of developmental and educational psychology. It will also be highly relevant to postgraduate students and specialists in psychology and education requiring a comprehensive, up-to-data account of the various subfields of developmental psychology.
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Handbook of Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Author: Irving B. Weiner,Richard M. Lerner,M. Ann Easterbrooks,Jayanthi Mistry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118281993

Category: Psychology

Page: 752

View: 2938

Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.
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Developmental Psychology

Author: Penney Upton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857252777

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 9799

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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Principles Of Developmental Psychology

An Introduction

Author: George Butterworth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317775252

Category: Psychology

Page: 277

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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, 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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Applied Developmental Psychology

Author: Frederick J Morrison,Catherine Lord,Daniel P. Keating

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483260852

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 314

View: 7084

Applied Developmental Psychology is a collection of papers from different experts in the field of psychology in an attempt to put forth a vision of psychology as a developmental science through its applications in different studies. The book covers topics such as the history, the “applied perspective, and a research strategy for psychology; rationale for the focus and the status of studying, as well as societal and psychological trends related to studying; and the study of the cognitive process related to watching of television. Also covered are topics such as the development of peer relations in children with autism and the studies of stress-resistant children. The text is recommended to psychologists, especially those who would like to research on how the field can be viewed as a developmental science.
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Developmental Psychology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9789712324635

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Page: N.A

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Developmental Psychology

Cognitive, Perceptuo-motor and Neuropsychological Perspectives

Author: C.-A. Hauert

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080867182

Category: Psychology

Page: 470

View: 8868

Since the end of the sixties, Piagetian general theory with its inherent power of unification has gradually given way to a multitude of more specific models which is in evidence today. In this volume the authors concentrate on three perspectives namely cognitive, perceptuo-motor and neuropsychological development and attempt to coordinate these traditionally separated views. Good illustrations of these theoretical connections can be found in different chapters although the persistent isolation of these three domains still remains. However the authors believe efforts in developmental psychology must continue in the direction of domain interaction, for theoretical concepts as well as methodological tools.
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Development Psychology

Author: J.mahmud

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176486903

Category:

Page: 400

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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: 3475

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: Amanda Ludlow,Roberto Gutierrez

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137325011

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

View: 3645

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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Contributions to a History of Developmental Psychology

International William T. Preyer Symposium

Author: Georg Eckardt,Wolfgang G. Bringmann,Lothar Sprung

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110854899

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

View: 5204

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Developmental Psychology

A Course Companion

Author: Carol Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849203466

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 4790

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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