Theories of Development Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 0139554025

ISBN-13: 9780139554025

Edition: 4th 2000

Authors: William C. Crain

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For courses in Theories of Development at the undergraduate or graduate level. As a supplement to Child/Life Span/Adolescent Development courses or for any course where instructors need additional coverage of developmental theories. The result of extensive scholarship and consultation with leading scholars, written in an engaging narrative for undergraduates and graduates alike, this text introduces students to twenty-four different theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we develop as individuals. Emphasizing the theories that follow and build upon the developmental tradition established by Rousseau, this text also covers theories in the environmental/learning tradition.
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List price: $52.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/18/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
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
Gesell's Maturational Theory
Ethological Theories
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
Name Index
Subject Index.
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