Provides a clearly written, basic introduction to the different theoretical approaches to understanding human development, designed for the first-year student of human development. Features an overview and discussion of the maturational/biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive-developmental theories of human development, and includes applied examples of every theory and a set of seven questions used to compare and contrast theories presented throughout the book.
|Edition description:||2nd ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.92(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
The Study of Human Development.
Trends and Issues in Human Development.
Arnold Gesell and the Maturational Model.
Other Biological Approaches: Ethology and Sociobiology.
Sigmund Freud and the Psychoanalytic Model.
Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Perspective.
The Behavior Model: Basic Assumptions and Behavior Analysis.
Social Learning Views of Development.
The Cognitive-Developmental Approach.
The Organismic Model: Orthogenesis and Dialectics.
A Discussion and Comparison of Developmental Theories.
Author and Subject Indexes.