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Visions of Infancy: A Critical Introduction to Child Psychology
     

Visions of Infancy: A Critical Introduction to Child Psychology

by Ben S. Bradley
 

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An introductory text on child psychology discussing different theoretical perspectives by analyzing major figures' work on the mental life of babies. It looks at Darwin, Freud, Piaget, Skinner, Chomsky, Bowlby and others, thus appraising the origins and development of the discipline. Bradley's critical analysis concludes that child psychology should be thought of less

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An introductory text on child psychology discussing different theoretical perspectives by analyzing major figures' work on the mental life of babies. It looks at Darwin, Freud, Piaget, Skinner, Chomsky, Bowlby and others, thus appraising the origins and development of the discipline. Bradley's critical analysis concludes that child psychology should be thought of less as a branch of natural science than as an intrinsically interpretative discipline.

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Bradley probes the foundations of child psychology by looking into what scientists say about babies, introducing readers to the various distinctive scientific approaches. His discussion delves into the shortcomings of developmental psychology as he asserts that the discipline must move beyond the model of itself as a science that merely looks at nature; it must become a self-conscious discipline advocating the grounds for change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780745602455
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1989
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.67(d)

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