Theories of Developmental Psychology / Edition 2

Theories of Developmental Psychology / Edition 2

by Patricia A. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0716720027

ISBN-13: 9780716720027

Pub. Date: 03/01/1989

Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company

In this superior new edition, Patricia Miller's widely acclaimed book offers the most current and comprehensive presentation of the main theories of developmental psychology available today.

The superb scholarship and incisive analyses, including an evaluation of the theories' strengths and weaknesses and excerpts from the theorists' work, are retained from

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In this superior new edition, Patricia Miller's widely acclaimed book offers the most current and comprehensive presentation of the main theories of developmental psychology available today.

The superb scholarship and incisive analyses, including an evaluation of the theories' strengths and weaknesses and excerpts from the theorists' work, are retained from previous editions. The text places the major theories of development in historical and contemporary context, giving readers breadth as well as depth of understanding.

New to The Third Edition

  • An exciting new chapter that integrates Vygotsky's theory, contextualism, ecological psychology, and cultural psychology
  • New material on Piaget in the last few years before his death
  • New views of strategies, capacity, and microgenetic changes
  • New discussion of issues of domain-specificity in information-processing, biological, and Piagetian theories
  • Extensive updating throughout

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716720027
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
03/01/1989
Series:
Psychology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
488

Table of Contents

Introduction
What Is a Theory?
What Is a Developmental Theory?
Of What Value is a Developmental Theory?
What Main Issues of Developmental Psychology Do Theories Address?

1. Piaget's Cognitive-Stage Theory and the Neo-Piagetians
Biographical Sketch
General Orientation to the Theory
Description of the Stages
Memory
Mechanisms of Development
Position on Developmental Issues
Applications
Evaluation of the Theory
Piaget's Own Modifications of His Theory
The Neo-Piagetians

2. Frued's and Erikson's Psychoanalytic Theories
FREUD
Biographical Sketch
General Orientation to the Theory
Description of the Stages
Contemporary Research on Relationships
Mechanisms of Development
Position on Developmental Issues
Applications
Evaluation of the Theory
ERICKSON
Biographical Sketch
General Orientation to the Theory
Description of the Stages
Contemporary Eriksonian Research
Mechanisms of Development
Position on Developmental Issues
Applications
Evaluation of the Theory

3. Social-Learning Theory
History of the Theory
General Orientation to the Theory
Examples of Developmental Research: Moral Judgments and Gender Roles
Mechanisms of Development
Position on Developmental Issues
Applications
Evaluation of the Theory
Social Learning Theory Today

4. Information-Processing Theory
History of the Theory
General Orientation to the Theory
Major Developmental Approaches
Mechanisms of Development
Position on Developmental Issues
Applications
Evaluation of the Theory

5. Ethiology and Other Evolutionary Theories
History of the Theory
General Orientation to the Theory
Contributions to Human Developmental Psychology
Mechanisms of Development
Position on Developmental Issues
Applications
Evaluation of the Theory

6. Gibson's Ecological Perceptual Theory of Development
Biographical Sketch
General Orientation to the Theory
Developmental Trends
What Infants Learn About
Mechanisms of Development
Position on Developmental Issues
Applications
Evaluation of the Theory

7. Vygotsky and the Socioculturalists
Biographical Sketch
General Orientation to the Theory
Examples of Vygotskian and Other Sociocultural Research
Mechanisms of Development
Position on Developmental Issues
Applications
Evaluation of the Theory
Concluding Comments

8. Contemporary Mini-Theories and Emerging Theories
The Theory Theory
Modularity Nativism
Developmental Neuroscience
Dynamic-Systems Theory
Developing-Person-in-Context
Critical Psychology: Are Theories of Development Gendered?
Position on Developmental Issues
Concluding Thoughts

9. Reflections
Developmental Issues Revisited
A Need for Better Theoretical Accounts of Mechanisms of Development
Historical Progress of Developmental Theories
Conclusions

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