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Recent Theories of Human Development
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Recent Theories of Human Development



October 2000 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Intended as supplemental reading in courses on theories of development, this book augments traditional core texts by providing students with more depth on about two dozen recent and emerging theories that have appeared over the course of the past 20 years. This period has seen a decline of the traditional "grand" theories that attempt to apply to all people all the time in favor of "micro theories" that focus more on individual differences, so a book like this actually points the way toward the future rather than dryly reviewing the past. In addition, the author inspects the changing ways in which the concept of "theory" itself has been interpreted during this period, and he concludes with a chapter suggesting future directions.


 
Theory Trends
 
PART ONE: EXTENSIONS OF TRADITION
 
Psychobiology, Sociobiology
 
Connectionism and Dynamic Systems
 
Environmental/Ecological Theories
 
Beyond Piaget
 
Beyond Vygotsky
 
Models of Interaction
 
A Potpourri of Theories
 
PART TWO: PRODUCTS OF SOCIAL MOVEMENT
 
Growing Up in Poverty
 
Ethnic Minorities
 
Feminist Perspectives
 
Sexual Orientations
 
PART THREE: FINAL OBSERVATIONS
 
Retrospect and Prospect

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