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Author Slee, Phillip T.

Title Child development : thinking about theories / Phillip T. Slee, Rosalyn H. Shute

Published London : Arnold, 2003


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Description xi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
polychrome rdacc
Series Texts in developmental psychology
Texts in developmental psychology.
Contents 1. Ways of knowing about development -- 2. From Darwin to DNA: biologically based theories of development -- 3. A rainbow is more than the sum of its colours: beginnings of organicism -- 4. The child as philosopher -- 5. From Oedipus to attachment: the Freudian legacy -- 6. Mechanism: the whole is equal to the sum of its parts -- 7. Dialecticism: the child developing in a social world -- 8. The historic event: contextualism -- 9. Sociocultural influences on development -- 10. Listening to different voices: feminism and developmental psychology -- 11. Putting it all together: towards theoretical integration -- 12. From theory into practice -- Appendix 1. Some historical milestones relevant for developmental psychology -- Appendix 2. Discussion questions, activities and selected websites -- Glossary
Summary "Child Development: Thinking about Theories is one of the few texts to critically examine both modern and postmodern contributions to theoretical development in child and adolescent psychology. The text has been written specifically taking into account the findings from a focus group of Honours psychology students to include pedagogical features such as an overview of theories linking the various schools of thought, ideas for further study and links to selected websites; as well as the latest developments in theoretical thinking including evolutionary theory, feminism and indigenous theory, and implications of theory for practice."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-227) and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Textbook EDUC 1065 2006
Textbook EDUC 1065 2008
Subject Adolescence.
Child development.
Child psychology.
Developmental psychology.
Families -- Australia.
Psychology, Child.
Psychological Theory.
LC no. 2004269004
ISBN 0340808179 (hbk)
0340808187 (paperback)