Theories of Development Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 0205810462

ISBN-13: 9780205810468

Edition: 6th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: William Crain
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List price: $120.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

William Crain is a professor of psychology at The City College of New York. He is the author of the textbook "Theories of Development", now in its 6th edition, and "Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society". A social activist, Crain works to broaden access to higher education and to defend animals. He and his wife, Ellen, are founders of Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in Poughquag, NY, and the East Hampton Group for Wildlife. Visit Bill, Ellen and their animals online at "www.safehavenfarmsanctuary.org".

Preface
Introduction
Early Theories: Preformationism, Locke, and Rousseau
Preformationism
Locke's Environmentalism
Rousseau's Romantic Naturalism
Gesell's Maturational Theory
Biographical Introduction
Principles of Development
Philosophy of Child Rearing
Evaluation
Ethological Theories: Darwin, Lorenz and Tinbergen, and Bowlby and Ainsworth
Darwin and the Theory of Evolution
Modern Ethology: Lorenz and Tinbergen
Bowlby and Ainsworth on Human Attachment
Evaluation
Montessori's Educational Philosophy
Biographical Introduction
Theory of Development
Early Education in the Home
The Montessori School
Evaluation
Werner's Organismic and Comparative Theory
Biographical Introduction
Werner's View of Development
Some Comparative Studies
Symbol Formation: An Organismic View
Theoretical Issues
Practical Applications
Evaluation
Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory
Biographical Introduction
Overview of the Theory
Period I. Sensorimotor Intelligence (Birth to 2 Years)
Periods II and III. Preoperational Thought (2 to 7 Years) and Concrete Operations (7 to 11 Years)
Period IV. Formal Operations (11 Years to Adulthood)
Theoretical Issues
Implications for Education
Evaluation
Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
Biographical Introduction
Piaget's Stages of Moral Judgment
Kohlberg's Method
Kohlberg's Six Stages
Theoretical Issues
Gilligan on the Feminine Voice
Implications for Education
Evaluation
Learning Theory: Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner
Pavlov and Classical Conditioning
Watson
Skinner and Operant Conditioning
Evaluation
Bandura's Social Learning Theory
Biographical Introduction
Basic Concepts
Socialization Studies
Self-lifftcacy
Abstract Modeling and Piaget's Stages
Practical Implications
Evaluation
Vygotsky's Social-Historical Theory of Cognitive Development
Biographical Introduction
Marx's Views on Human Nature
Vygotsky'a Theory of Psychological Tools
Memory Aids
Speech
Play
Schooling
Practical Applications
Evaluation
Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory
Biographical Introduction
The Stages of Psychosexual Development
The Agencies of the Mind
Practical Implications
Evaluation
Erikson and the Eight Stages of Life
Biographical Introduction
Erikson's Stage Theory
Theoretical Issues
Practical Implications
Evaluation
Mahler's Separation/Individuation Theory
Biographical Introduction
Overview of Concepts and Methods
Phases of Normal Development
Practical Applications
Evaluation
A Case Study in Psychoanalytic Treatment: Bettelheim on Autism
Biographical Introduction
The Autistic Syndrome
Therapy
Evaluation
Schachtel on Childhood Experiences
Biographical Introduction
Basic Concepts
Implications for Education
Evaluation
Jung's Theory of Adulthood
Biographical Introduction
Personality Structure
Theory of Development
Practical Implications
Evaluation
Chomsky's Theory of Language Development
Biographical Introduction
Basic Concepts
Notes on the Growth of Grammar
Chomsky and Learning Theory
Chomsky and Piaget
Implications for Education
Evaluation
Conclusion: Humanistic Psychology and Developmental Theory
Humanistic Psychology
Developmentalists as Humanists
Epilogue: A Developmental Perspective on the Standards Movement
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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