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9780534350284

Human Behavior in the Social Environment : The Developing Person in a Holistic Context

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534350284

  • ISBN10:

    0534350283

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-10-02
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Using a direct and student-centered style, Vimala Pillari shows readers why people behave the way they do and prepares them for situations they will encounter on the job and in daily living. The book focuses on the psychological, socio-cultural, and biological influences on human development, includes coverage of personality theories, and offers, for each different stage of the life cycle, coverage of physical growth; the physical environment; the cognitive, social, and psychological environments; and relevant personality theories.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
1. THE STUDY OF DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR
Introduction
The Study of Development and Behavior
Determinants of Development
Social Development and Behavior
Science and Theories of Human Behavior
Views of Human Behavior
The Ego and Its Functions
Ego Theorists
The Environment
Social Research
The Life-Span Developmental Perspective
2. CONCEPTION, PREGNANCY , AND CHILDBIRTH
Introduction
The Psychosocial Context of Pregnancy
Prenatal Development
The Birth Experience
Mechanisms of Inheritance
Environmental Influences in the Prenatal Stage
Special Circumstances of the Newborn
Two Significant Issues
Implications for Practice
3. INFANCY
Introduction
The Principles of Infant Development
Major Theorists on Infancy
The Basis of Social Relationships
Caretaking Issues
Implications for Practice
4. THE PRESCHOOL YEARS
Introduction
Preschool Development: An Overview
Cognitive Development
Language Development
Language Disorders
The Psychosocial Environment
Moral Development
The Social Environment
Implications for Practice
5. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Introduction
Physical Development
Cognitive Development
Moral Development
The Psychosocial Environment
Social Issues in Middle Childhood
Special Concerns
Implications for Practice
6. ADOLESCENCE
Introduction
Physical Changes
Cognitive Development
Moral Development
Erickson: Identity
Gilligan: Female Identify
Ethnic Identity
White: Competence Theory
Adolescent Sexuality
Social Relationships
Special Problems of Adolescents
Implications for Practice
7. EARLY ADULTHOOD
Introduction
Psychosocial Environment
Cognitive Development
Adult Experiences in Moral Development
Intimacy versus Isolation
Adult Identity
The Role of Work for the Adult
Patterns of Intimacy
Problems in Relationships
Parenthood
Implications for Practice
8. MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
Introduction
Character of the Middle Years
Physical Changes
Cognitive Processes
The Psychosocial Environment
Family Issues and Patterns
Career Issues
Implications for Practice
9. THE OLDER YEARS
Introduction
Physical Aspects of Aging
Personal Adaptation to Aging
cognitive Functioning
Erikson: Integrity versus Despair
Social Aspects of Aging
Special Concerns of Old Age
Death, Dying, and Related Issues
Index
Each chapter concludes with Chapter Summary, Suggested Readings, Suggested Videotapes, and References

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