An Introduction to Theories of Human Development / Edition 1

An Introduction to Theories of Human Development / Edition 1

by Neil J. Salkind
     
 

An Introduction to Theories of Human Development provides a comprehensive view of the primary theoretical models of human development including those from the biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive developmental perspectives. Along with a brief discussion of a historical background for each of these approaches, this book examines the application of

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An Introduction to Theories of Human Development provides a comprehensive view of the primary theoretical models of human development including those from the biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive developmental perspectives. Along with a brief discussion of a historical background for each of these approaches, this book examines the application of these theories to various aspects of human development, such as the effectiveness of early intervention, individual differences, adolescence, and sociobiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761926399
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/22/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
258,869
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE. AN INTRODUCTION & IMPORTANT IDEAS
1. An Introduction to the Study of Human Development
2. Trends & Issues in Human Development
PART TWO. THE MATURATIONAL & BIOLOGICAL APPROACHES
Arnold Gesell and the Maturational Model
4. The Importance of Biology: Sociobiology & Ethology
PART THREE. THE PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH
5. Sigmund Freud's Psychosexual Theory
6. Erik Erikson's Focus on Psychosocial Development
PART FOUR. THE BEHAVIORAL PERSPECTIVE
7. The Behavioral Models of Development
8. Social Learning Theory
PART FIVE. THE COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTAL VIEW
9. Jean Piaget's Cognitive Model
10. Lev Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory of Development
PART SIX. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
11. Comparing Theories of Human Development

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