Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications by William Crain

Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications

byWilliam CrainEditorWilliam Crain

Paperback | July 28, 2010

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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.

About The Author

William Crain is professor of psychology at The City College of New York. A social activist, Dr. Crain served nine years on the Teaneck, NJ, school board and works for student access to higher education and the protection of nature and animals.  He and his wife Ellen F. Crain, a pediatrician, have three grown children.

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Title:Theories of Development: Concepts and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:July 28, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205810462

ISBN - 13:9780205810468

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Table of Contents

1. Early Theories: Preformationism, Locke, and Rousseau  2. Gesell's Maturational Theory  3. Ethological Theories: Darwin, Lorenz, and Bowlby and Ainsworth  4. Montessori's Educational Philosophy  5. Werner's Organismic and Comparative Theory  6. Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory  7. Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development   8. Learning Theory: Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner  9. Bandura's Social Learning Theory  10. Vygotsky's Social-Historical Theory of Cognitive Development  11. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory  12. Erikson and the Eight Stages of Life  13. Mahler's Separation/Individuation Theory  14. A Case Study in Psychoanalytic Treatment: Bettelheim on Autism  15. Schachtel on Childhood Experiences  16. Jung's Theory of Adulthood  17. Chomsky's Theory of Language Development  18. Conclusion: Humanistic Psychology and Developmental Theory.  Epilogue: A Developmental Perspective on the Standards Movement.