Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005 - Psychology - 429 pages
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This engaging book, written with the help of extensive scholarship and leading scholars, introduces learners to twenty-four different theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we develop as individuals.Emphasizing the theories that follow and build upon the developmental tradition established by Rousseau, this text also covers theories in the environmental/learning tradition.For individuals interested in the psychology of child development.

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

This is a survey book of several theories of development spanning from Locke and Rousseau to Freud, Jung and Maslow. For what it's worth, it was interesting to see how different theories developed and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tina Siemsen - Goodreads

Excellent summation of developmental theories. Balanced/objective opinions. A worthwhile tool for psychologists, social workers, and all those in the social sciences. Read full review



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William Crain is professor of psychology at the City College of New York and is the editor of the journal, Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice. He and his wife Ellen F. Crain, a pediatrician, have three grown children.

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