Social and Personality Development

Social and Personality Development

by Tina Abbott, Abbott Tina


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Social and Personality Development by Tina Abbott, Abbott Tina

Social and Personality Development looks at the processes by which we come to be who we are. It covers a range of topics central to personality and developmental psychology. The book is arranged in three sections, the first covering the main theories of personality, the second describing the development of gender and the third focusing on adolescence. It is suitable for the AQA-A A2 Level examination, but will also be of interest to those studying education, nursing and other related disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415231046
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/02/2002
Series: Routledge Modular Psychology Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tina Abbott is an experienced A Level teacher and examiner and is an executive member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Personality Development. Two Approaches to the Study of Personality. Trait and Type Theories. Psychoanalytic Theory. Social Learning Theories. Gender Development. Social and Biological Approaches to Gender Identity. Cognitive Development Theories. An Alternative View of Gender Identity. Adolescence. Concept of Adolescence. Theories of Adolescence. Other Influences on Development. Study Aids.

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