An Introduction to Theories of Human Development

Author: Neil J Salkind
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506315925
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An Introduction to Theories of Human Development provides a comprehensive view of the primary theoretical models of human development including those from the biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive developmental perspectives. Along with a brief discussion of a historical background for each of these approaches, this book examines the application of these theories to various aspects of human development, such as the effectiveness of early intervention, individual differences, adolescence, and sociobiology.

Theories of Human Development

Author: Dale Goldhaber
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
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Theories of Human Development is an introduction to the currently viable theories of human development: what they are, how they are developed, and how they are validated. The theories are presented within a three-part framework that includes the mechanistic, organismic, and contextualist perspectives. Contemporary theorists discussed in this text include Albert Bandura, Robert Siegler, Katherine Nelson, Esther Thelen, Gerald Edelman, Robert Kegan, Glenn Elder, and others.

Theories of Human Development

Author: Barbara M. Newman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135620016
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Intended for courses on theories of human development, this new text presents nine theories grouped into three major families - those that emphasize biological systems; those that emphasize environmental factors; and those that emphasize a dynamic interaction between biological and environmental forces. The nine theories selected have a long and productive history in human development and continue to evolve as a result of new insights. The inclusion of social role theory and life course theory expand the book's relevance to the study of adulthood and aging. Grouping the theories by families enhances students' ability to think critically about theoretical ideas, assess the strengths and weaknesses of each theory, and gain a deeper understanding of how each theory guides research and application. The three families are introduced with a brief overview of the unique perspectives of each theory and the rationale for grouping these theories together. Discussion of each theory includes: the historical and cultural context in which the theory was developed; an overview of key concepts and important ideas; new directions in contemporary scientific work; a research example illustrating how the theory has been tested and modified; an application showing how the theory has guided the design of an intervention or program; an analysis of how the theory answers basic questions about human development; and a critique highlighting the theories' strengths and weaknesses. Theories of Human Development serves as a text in advanced undergraduate and/or beginning graduate courses in theories of human development. Its clear organization and engaging writing style make it accessible to students with a minimal background in human development.

Theories of human development

Author: Neil J. Salkind
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Provides a clearly written, basic introduction to the different theoretical approaches to understanding human development, designed for the first-year student of human development. Features an overview and discussion of the maturational/biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive-developmental theories of human development, and includes applied examples of every theory and a set of seven questions used to compare and contrast theories presented throughout the book.

Recent Theories of Human Development

Author: R. Murray Thomas
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761922476
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The past 20 years have seen the decline of the traditional `grand′ theories that attempt to cover universal human development, in favour of `micro-theories′ focusing on individual differences. Recent Theories of Human Development provides in-depth supplemental reading on these recent and emerging theories.

Theories of Human Development

Author: Michael G. Green
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317343190
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The authors have grouped the theories into three classical "families" which differ in their views relative to the prime motives underlying human nature. They show how theories are specific examples of more general points of view called paradigms. The theories chosen to represent the three paradigms (the Endogenous Paradigm, Exogenous Paradigm, and the Constructivist Paradigm) were selected because they met four criteria: importance, as judged by academic and research psychologists fertility, as judged by the amount of research the theory has generated scope, as judged by the variety of phenomena the various theories explain family resemblance, as judged by how well each theory represents its paradigm The authors present the "paradigm case" in the lead chapter for each paradigm. This paradigm case is the "best example" for the paradigm. The authors explain why paradigm cases are important, and give them more detailed treatment than other theories in the same paradigm.

Human Growth Behaviour and Development

Author: Alastair Gibson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473944023
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Understanding the way in which individuals develop before birth, as babies, children and adolescents through to young and older adulthood towards death is an important part of any social work role. Being able to skilfully apply this understanding in real life practice situations is even more important, as purposeful translations of human development are at the heart of effective professional practice. Introducing students to emotional, psychological and social developmental theories of human growth before exploring in detail how these theories can be incorporated into practice, this book will ensure students have all the tools they need to not only understand but critically appraise and apply psychosocial theories early on in training and whilst on placement. With the help of real world case studies, summaries and tips for further study, it will show students how life course theories inter-relate and how they can make appropriate, purposeful translations of theory into skilled, professional practice.

Theories of Childhood Second Edition

Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542482
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Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists—John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky—in relation to early childhood. Theories of Childhood provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help early childhood professionals be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education. Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.

Human Growth and Development

Author: John Sudbery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135275548
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Social workers work with people at all stages of life, tackling a multitude of personal, social, health, welfare, legal and educational issues. As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This introductory text provides a knowledge base about human development from conception to death. It is designed to encourage understanding of a wide range of experiences, including some very difficult ones, such as child abuse, the developmental trajectories of children in care, mental distress, the experience of people with dementia, the experience of torture victims and untimely bereavements. Using engaging narratives to illustrate real-life situations, the author analyses them to demonstrate the link between theory, and different theoretical approaches, and practice. Packed with case studies, this student-friendly book includes overviews, summaries, questions and further reading in each chapter as well as a more formal academic section designed to challenge and intrigue students. A reference section contains a glossary and overviews of the principal theories discussed throughout the book. It is an essential read for all social work students.

Human Growth and Development

Author: Chris Beckett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446248208
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Human Growth and Development, Second Edition is a bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan. Written for students training in fields such as Social Work, Healthcare and Education, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients or pupils. Each chapter outlines theories that explain development at different stages of life and the transitions we make between childhood, adolesence, adulthood and old age. For this second edition, a new chapter has been added (Chapter 10: It Takes a Village: the Sociological Perspective) exploring the wider social factors which influence human growth and development. Activities are provided within each chapter to help student test theoretical concepts against their own experience and intuitions. Combining theoretical concepts and reflective learning, Human Growth & Development, second edition is the ideal introduction to psychosocial development for students on a wide range of professional courses.