An Introduction to Theories of Human Development / Edition 1

An Introduction to Theories of Human Development / Edition 1

by Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10:
0761926399
ISBN-13:
9780761926399
Pub. Date:
01/22/2004
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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An Introduction to Theories of Human Development / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780761926399
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/22/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,138,283
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Neil J. Salkind received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development, and taught for 35 years at the University of Kansas in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education. His early interests were in the area of children’s cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction and the focus was on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations; and wrote more than 100 trade and textbooks; and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Sage), Theories of Human Development (Sage), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years.

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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