Concepts and Theories of Human Development

Concepts and Theories of Human Development

by Richard M. Lerner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848728318
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Edition description: New
Pages: 628
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard M. Lerner is the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and the Director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, in the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, at Tufts University.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael E Lamb and Marc H Bornstein

Preface

1. On the Primacy of Concepts and Theories

2. Concepts and Theories within Contemporary Developmental Science: An Overview

3. Philosophical and Scientific Roots of Contemporary Developmental Science

4. Metatheoretical Models of Development

5. Theoretical Roots of Contemporary Developmental Science: Nomothetic (Stage), Differential, and Idiographic (Ipsative) Approaches

6. Toward Resolving the Nature–Nurture Controversy: Contributions and Implications of the Scholarship of Anne Anastasi

7. Toward Resolving the Nature-Nurture Controversy: Contributions and Implications of the Scholarship of T. C. Schneirla

8. Contributions and Implications of the Scholarship of Heinz Werner: The Orthogenetic Principle and the Resolution of the Continuity–Discontinuity Issue

9. Relational Developmental Systems-Based Theories: Comparative, Evolutionary, and Ontogenetic Conceptions

10. Relational Developmental Systems-Based Theories: Sample Cases

11. Genetic Reductionism in Developmental Science: Sample Cases from the 20th Century

12. Genetic Reductionism in Developmental Science: Sample Cases from the 20th and 21st Centuries

13. Some Implications of Relational Developmental Systems-Based Theories for Research Methods and for the Application of Developmental Science

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