Developmental Theories Through the Life Cycle

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Columbia University Press, 2008 - Psychology - 423 pages
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In this bestselling textbook, contributors describe theories of normal human development advanced by such pioneers as Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Jean Piaget, Nancy Chodorow, Daniel Levinson, Erik Erikson, and Margaret Mahler. Beginning with infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool, each chapter examines corresponding ideologies concerning maturation and development in middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age, while acknowledging that no one theory can encompass all aspects of human development. In-depth analyses of the psychology and sociology of development provide educators and practitioners with insights into the specific social contexts of human behavior and help identify variables and deviations. This second edition features up-to-date empirical information, including additional studies on diverse populations, and a new chapter on attachment theory, a growing area of interest for today's clinicians.


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Sonia G. Austrian has worked in the field of health/mental health for forty years. She was director of the Employee Assistance Program Consortium and is an associated professor in the Departments of Public Health and of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College, Cornell University. She is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and was on the faculty of The School of Social Welfare at SUNY-Stony Brook. She is the author of Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work.

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