Exploring Developmental Theories: Toward a Structural Model to Account for Behavioral Development

Exploring Developmental Theories: Toward a Structural Model to Account for Behavioral Development

by Frances Degen Horowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898599377

ISBN-13: 9780898599374

Pub. Date: 05/01/1987

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Through the evaluation and integration of developmental theories, this volume proposes a new structural/behavioral model of development. Dr. Horowitz’s model helps account for both the behavioral development of children (with extensions across the life-span) and for the universal and non-universal characteristics in human behavioral development. Exploring

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Through the evaluation and integration of developmental theories, this volume proposes a new structural/behavioral model of development. Dr. Horowitz’s model helps account for both the behavioral development of children (with extensions across the life-span) and for the universal and non-universal characteristics in human behavioral development. Exploring Developmental Theories also sheds a new and different light on the nature- nurture or heredity-environment controversy and on the topic of continuity and discontinuity in development.

Exploring Developmental Theories:
*examines the concepts of stage, structure, and systems; organismic theory; and general system theory;
*analyzes open and closed systems as well as organismic and mechanistic world views;
*integrates the concepts associated with organismic and mechanist world views;
*examines learning mechanisms and processes that foster the acquisition of behavior, and
*discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Gessel, Piaget, and behaviorism in accounting for behavioral development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898599374
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1987
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents: Overture. Organismic Theory: Stage, Structure, and System. Behaviorism: Processes of Acquisition and Organization of Mechanisms. Environment and Development. Synthesis: A Structural/Behavioral Model of Development. Using the Model for Developmental Research.

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