ISBN-10:
0495600385
ISBN-13:
9780495600381
Pub. Date:
09/19/2008
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Social and Personality Development / Edition 6

Social and Personality Development / Edition 6

by David R. Shaffer

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ISBN-13: 9780495600381
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/19/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 622
Sales rank: 619,844
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


David Shaffer is a professor of psychology, chair of the Social Psychology program, and past chair of the Life-Span Developmental Psychology program at the University of Georgia, where he has taught courses in human development to graduate and undergraduate students for the past 30 years. His many research articles have concerned such topics as altruism, attitudes and persuasion, moral development, sex roles and social behavior, self-disclosure, and social psychology and the law. He has also served as associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Bulletin, and Journal of Personality. In 1990, Dr. Shaffer received the Josiah Meigs award for Excellence in Instruction, the University of Georgia's highest instructional honor.

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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