Theories of Development Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 0131849913

ISBN-13: 9780131849914

Edition: 5th 2005

Authors: William C. Crain

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For undergraduate/graduate courses in Child Development, Lifespan Development, and Theories of Development. The result of extensive scholarship and consultation with leading scholars, this text introduces students to twenty-four theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we develop as individuals. Emphasizing the theories that build upon the developmental tradition established by Rousseau, this text also covers theories in the environmental/learning tradition.
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List price: $86.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
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 "".

Early Theories: Preformationism, Locke, and Rousseau
Gesell's Maturational Theory
Ethological Theories: Darwin, Lorenz and Tinbergen, Bowlby, and Ainsworth
Montessori's Educational Philosophy
Werner's Organismic and Comparative Theory
Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory
Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
Learning Theory: Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner
Bandura's Social Learning Theory
Vygotsky's Social-Historical Theory of Cognitive Development
Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory
Erikson and the Eight Stages of Life
Mahler's Separation/Individuation Theory
A Case Study in Psychoanalytic Treatment: Bettelheim on Autism
Schachtel on Childhood Experiences
Jung's Theory of Adulthood
Chomsky's Theory of Language Development
Conclusion: Humanistic Psychology and Developmental Theory
Epilogue: A Developmental Perspective on the Standards Movement
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