Social and Personality Development / Edition 6

Social and Personality Development / Edition 6

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by David R. Shaffer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495600385

ISBN-13: 9780495600381

Pub. Date: 09/19/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The success of this best-selling text lies in the author's belief that a good text talks with, rather than at, its readers. Shaffer does an extraordinary job of anticipating students' interests, questions, and concerns while treating them as active participants in the process of learning about social and personality development. The Sixth edition of SOCIAL AND

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The success of this best-selling text lies in the author's belief that a good text talks with, rather than at, its readers. Shaffer does an extraordinary job of anticipating students' interests, questions, and concerns while treating them as active participants in the process of learning about social and personality development. The Sixth edition of SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT features clearly written, current coverage of social and personality development that aids students in discovering the causes, processes, and complexities that underlie developmental change. Students learn why biological and environmental factors, contextual factors such as cross-cultural, familial, neighborhood, school, and peer-group influences cause change in children. Shaffer also explores the approaches that researchers use to test their theories and answer important questions about developing children and adolescents. This book's effective coverage of field research stands out from other texts not only for its accuracy and currency, but because Shaffer consistently juxtaposes classic research with the latest breakthroughs in a way that helps students appreciate how knowledge builds on earlier findings. This edition features a much stronger emphasis on cultural influences on development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495600381
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/19/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
622
Sales rank:
233,906
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Classical Theories of Social and Personality Development. 3. Recent Perspectives on Social and Personality Development. 4. Emotional Development and Temperament. 5. Establishment of Intimate Relationships and Their Implications for Future Development. 6. Development of the Self and Social Cognition. 7. Achievement. 8. Sex Differences, Gender Role Development and Sexuality. 9. Aggression and Antisocial Conduct. 10. Altruism and Moral Development. 11. The Family. 12. Extrafamilial Influences I: Television, Computers and Schooling. 13. Extrafamilial Influences II: Peers as Socialization Agents. 14. Epilogue: Putting the Pieces Together.

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