Theories of development: Concepts and applications

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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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From Locke and Rousseau to Piaget and Bandura, scholars have advanced our understanding of psychological development. In this lively and readable book, Crain introduces the concepts of a number of outstanding theorists, giving special attention to the practical applications of their thought.

This Fifth Edition features new discussions of:
  • Piaget and his critics
  • Freud's mechanisms of defense
  • Werner and today's push for early literacy instruction
  • Schachtel's views on why adults forget early childhood experiences
  • The standards movement that dominates contemporary education

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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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