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Developmental Psychology and Social Change Research, History and Policy

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ISBN-10: 0521533600

ISBN-13: 9780521533607

Edition: 2005

Authors: David B. Pillemer, Sheldon H. White, Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, Carolyn Shantz, Michael Rutter

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What is the unique mission of developmental psychology? How has it evolved historically? What are its current challenges? The chapters in this collection present the view that research, history and policy are essential and interlocking components of a mature developmental psychology. In sharp contrast with the view that science is value-neutral, developmental psychologists have from the outset pursued the betterment of children and families through educational, childcare and health initiatives.
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 412
Size: 5.35" wide x 7.99" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

David B. Pillemer is Professor of Psychology at Wellesley College.

Sheldon White is John Lindsey Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Harvard University. A developmental psychologist, he has done research on children's learning, attention, and memory. He has chaired committees concerned with the development of a research program for Head Start. He also has been chair of the Board on Children and Families of the National Research Council.

Introduction: what kind of science is developmental psychology?
The Developing Child: Global and Historical Perspectives
The globalization of developmental psychology
A socio-historical perspective on autobiographical memory development
Toward a better story of psychology: Sheldon White's contributions to the history of psychology, a personal perspective William McKinley Runyan
Designing Child and Family Policies
The effects of welfare reform and poverty policies on children and families
The disconnect between research and policy on child care
Child development and child care policy: modest impacts Ron Haskins
Designing Child Health Policies
Developmental epidemiology: the role of developmental psychology for Public Health in the 21st century
Ignoring behavioral science: practices and perils
Designing Effective Learning Environments for Children and Adolescents
A cultural/historical view of schooling in human development Barbara Rogoff, Maricela Correa-Chavez and Marta Navichoc Cotuc
The rise of the American Nursery School: laboratory for a science of child development
Actualizing potentials: learning through psychology's recurrent crises
The rise of a right-wing culture in German youth: the effects of social transformation, identity construction, and context Wolfgang Edelstein
Learning potential assessment: where is the paradigm shift? Alex Kozulin
Teaching as a natural cognitive ability: implications for classroom practice and teacher education Sidney Strauss