Social and Personality Development: Infancy Through Adolescence

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W.W. Norton, 1983 - Psychology - 392 pages
In it, the author provides a broad-based and integrative account of both the child's social relations and the child's search for self-identity and personality. To add coherence to a diverse field, Professor Damon has organized the material chronologically rather than present topics like attachment, aggression, and so on separately, isolated from one another. There is a special chapter on childhood peer relations and an entire section on adolescence. not a compendium of research findings, this text focuses on the major theories, each one illustrated with everyday examples and case histories. The textbook and its accompanying reader should be required reading for all students of human development.

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About the author (1983)

William Damon, born in 1944, is a professor of education and human development at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a consultant to the Children's Television Workshop. His books, The Moral Child (1990) and Greater Expectations (1995), concern the development and teaching of basic virtues and the difficulties of raising a moral child in a materialistic society. Some Do Care (1992), co-authored with his wife, Anne Colby, describes the lives of twenty-three people who demonstrate the altruistic nature that we wish our children to have.

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