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Human Development : Traditional and Contemporary Theories,9780131343979
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Human Development : Traditional and Contemporary Theories

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9780131343979

ISBN10:
0131343971
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Pub. Date:
2/27/2007
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Pearson
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Summary

For courses in human development, theories of development and development over the lifespan. Throughout years of teaching various courses in psychology, Doris Bergen struggled with a familiar problem in Human Development classes: the texts available to her did not meet the needs of the types of students in her classes. In teaching students who were primarily working towards degrees in professional practice, rather than those focusing on advanced degrees in psychology, the current texts did not present theoretical work in a way that helped her students translate the concepts into their careers. Here, Doris Bergen has authored a text that does just that. By making the theoretical issues relevant and accessible to students going into professional practice, enabling them to apply theory to case examples, and helping them see which theories are focused primarily on specific developmental domains, this text will give students the edge they need as they move forward in their working lives.

Table of Contents

introduction
Defining and Categorizing Theories and Exploring Their Theoretical Roots
Applying Human Development Theories in Research and Practice
Theories with Major Emphasis on Personality and Social-Emotional Development
Further Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Social-Emotional Development
Life Span Theoretical Perspective on Personality and Social-Emotional Development
Theories with Major Emphasis on Cognitive and Language Development
Further Theoretical Perspectives on Cognitive and Language Development
Theories with Major Emphasis on Socio-Moral and Gender Role Development
Further Theoretical Perspectives on Socio-Moral and Gender Role Development
Life Span Theoretical Perspectives on Cognitive, Socio-Moral, Gender Role and Other Developmental Domains
Physical/Motor, Perceptual, Neuropsychological, and Behavioral Genetic Theoretical Perspectives
Ecological, Bioecological, Developmental Psychobiological, and Non-linear Dynamical Systems Theoretical Perspectives
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