Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

by Dennis Thompson, John D. Hogan, Philip M. Clark
     
 

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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
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444355253
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
614 KB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
 An exciting historical journey with a fresh approach, this new work is accessibly written, and well-documented, with penetrating insights. It is a valuable addition as a text, reference, or intellectual adventure, lighting up the dynamism of the developmental field, its origins, relationships, and effects, comprehensively from ancient to modern times. Admirably revealed is the humanity of the prominent figures and especially their major issues that can still be compelling sources of concern.

Edwin Hollander, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

This important scholarly book puts developmental psychology into a historical framework and describes how the changing conceptions of childhood and development throughout history have been shaped by the larger cultural environment.  This raises the critical question of how our current social world will shape the future course of human development.

Gwendolyn L. Gerber, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Meet the Author

Dennis Thompson is Professor Emeritus in educational psychology at Georgia State University. He has written widely on cognitive development during adulthood and the history of psychology and is the author of more than 50 publications.. These include A History of Developmental Psychology in Autobiography (edited with John D. Hogan, 1996) and Classic Films for Psychology (2006). He is editor of The Journal of Genetic Psychology.

John D. Hogan is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in New York. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been president of two of its divisions - the Society for General Psychology and International Psychology. His previous books include International psychology: Views From Around the World (edited with Virginia S. Sexton, 1992) and A History of Psychology in Autobiography (edited with Denis N. Thompson, 1996).

Philip M. Clark is an emeritus professor of psychology at Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of the American Educational Research Association. He has had extensive editorial experience, has served as co-editor of Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, and is currently a consulting editor for the Journal of Genetic Psychology.

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