Theories of Human Development: Integrative Perspectives / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Theories of Human Development is an introduction to the currently viable theories of human development: what they are, how they are developed, and how they are validated. The theories are presented within a three-part framework that includes the mechanistic, organismic, and contextualist perspectives. Contemporary theorists discussed in this text include Albert Bandura, Robert Siegler, Katherine Nelson, Esther Thelen, Gerald Edelman, Robert Kegan, Glenn Elder, and others.
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Table of ContentsPART I. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN PERSPECTIVE 1. Prologue 2. How We AreThe Mechanistic Perspective 3. Why We AreThe Organismic Perspective 4. What We AreThe Contextualist Perspective PART II. THE MECHANISTIC PERSPECTIVE 5. Learning Theory 6. Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory 7. The Information Processing Perspective 8. The Developmental Behavior Genetic Perspective PART III. THE ORGANISMIC PERSPECTIVE 9. The Developmental Psychobiological Perspective 10. The Constructivist Theory of Jean Piaget 11. Neo-Piagetian Perspectives 12. The Psychodynamic Models of Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson PART IV. THE CONTEXTUALIST WORLD VIEW 13. Life-Span Cohort Perspectives 14. Vygotsky and the Sociocultural Perspective 15. Postmodern Perspectives 16. Epilogue Bibliography