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Author: Michael E. Lamb
Genre: Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136699665
Book Pages: 536
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author: David Reed Shaffer
Genre: Personality development
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0495600784
Book Pages: 622
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The success of this best-selling text lies in the author's belief that a good text talks with, rather than at, its readers. Shaffer does an extraordinary job of anticipating students' interests, questions, and concerns while treating them as active participants in the process of learning about social and personality development. The Sixth edition of SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT, International Edition features clearly written, current coverage of social and personality development that aids students in discovering the causes, processes, and complexities that underlie developmental change. Students learn why biological and environmental factors, contextual factors such as cross-cultural, familial, neighborhood, school, and peer-group influences cause change in children. Shaffer also explores the approaches that researchers use to test their theories and answer important questions about developing children and adolescents. This book's effective coverage of field research stands out from other texts not only for its accuracy and currency, but because Shaffer consistently juxtaposes classic research with the latest breakthroughs in a way that helps students appreciate how knowledge builds on earlier findings. This edition features a much stronger emphasis on cultural influences on development.


Author: Tina Abbott
Genre: Psychology
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134579921
Book Pages: 208
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Social and Personality Development looks at the processes by which we come to be who we are. It covers a range of topics central to personality and developmental psychology. The book is arranged in three sections, the first covering the main theories of personality, the second describing the development of gender and the third focusing on adolescence. It is suitable for the AQA-A A2 Level examination, but will also be of interest to those studying education, nursing and other related disciplines.


Author: Kevin B. MacDonald
Genre: Psychology
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475702927
Book Pages: 340
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This volume is an attempt to integrate the theory and data of social and personality development within a modem evolutionary framework. The various chapters are not meant to be read in isolation from one another but rather are intended to form an integrated whole. There is thus a great deal of cross-referencing between chapters and to some extent they all stand or fall together. This also suggests that the accuracy (or usefulness) of a particular chapter cannot be judged until the book is comprehended as a whole. Chapter 1 deals with the theoretical foundations of this enterprise, and the focus is on the compatibility of mainstream approaches within the field to a modem evolutionary approach. Chapters 2-4 concern what I view to be the fundamental proximal mechanisms underlying social and personality development. Chapter 2, on temperament and person ality development, is particularly central to the rest of the volume because these processes are repeatedly invoked as explanatory concepts at later points in the volume.


Author: William Damon
Genre: Psychology
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393952487
Book Pages: 392
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Traces the psychological development of a child and discusses the factors that influence the child's social behavior and relationships


Author: David R. Shaffer
Genre: Psychology
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495600381
Book Pages: 608
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The success of this best-selling text lies in the author's belief that a good text talks with, rather than at, its readers. Shaffer does an extraordinary job of anticipating students' interests, questions, and concerns while treating them as active participants in the process of learning about social and personality development. The Sixth edition of SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT features clearly written, current coverage of social and personality development that aids students in discovering the causes, processes, and complexities that underlie developmental change. Students learn why biological and environmental factors, contextual factors such as cross-cultural, familial, neighborhood, school, and peer-group influences cause change in children. Shaffer also explores the approaches that researchers use to test their theories and answer important questions about developing children and adolescents. This book's effective coverage of field research stands out from other texts not only for its accuracy and currency, but because Shaffer consistently juxtaposes classic research with the latest breakthroughs in a way that helps students appreciate how knowledge builds on earlier findings. This edition features a much stronger emphasis on cultural influences on development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Carol Magai
Genre: Psychology
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306448661
Book Pages: 358
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Summarizes research in the field and provides a historical context to social and personality development and developmental psychology, emphasizing the role of emotions in personality formation and social behavior. Assesses current theories and alternate models in areas such as attachment, emotion expression, and personality change. Presents a funct.


Author: Klaus Hurrelmann
Genre: Psychology
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521357470
Book Pages: 163
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Klaus Hurrelmann analyses the concepts of human development underlying the different sociological and psychological theories of personality development.


Author: Daniel K. Mroczek
Genre: Psychology
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781317778073
Book Pages: 540
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This handbook is the first volume to provide a comprehensive look at personality development. It features a state-of-the-art examination of the field, an area that is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Five major types of advances, all of which are represented in this volume, are the result of the recent burst in research activity in this area: 1) new theoretical perspectives, 2) higher-quality empirical studies, 3) more sophisticated research designs and analyses, 4) attention to development across the lifespan, and 5) the growing prominence of interdisciplinary approaches to personality development. The Handbook of Personality Development is comprehensive across the lifespan, in its range of personality constructs, and in its coverage of theoretical and methodological frameworks. It is the first volume to address the most important personality development theoretical frameworks in one location--the evolutionary, physiological, behavioral genetic, and socio-cultural perspectives. The book also reviews new statistical techniques that allow for the estimation of individual differences in stability and the analysis of change. The latter part of the book focuses on personality development over the lifespan, from infancy to older adulthood. The authors address personality variables such as emotion regulation, temperament, and self-concept across the lifespan. The book concludes with a compelling capstone chapter by Dan McAdams on how personality develops. The Handbook of Personality Development provides an historical account of, and summary of, the most significant and important findings in the area, along with suggestions for future research. Intended for researchers and advanced students in personality, developmental, social, clinical, and educational psychology, as well as related fields such as family studies, sociology, education, nursing, behavioral genetics, neuropsychology, and psychophysiology, the handbook also serves as a valuable resource in advanced courses that address personality development.


Author: Eva Skoe
Genre: Psychology
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134780402
Book Pages: 240
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The formation of identity in adolescence is the most central concept in psychological and sociological studies of young people. Most theories to date assume that adolescents share the same conditions under which their identities are formed. Personality Development in Adolescence is a collection of work by leading researchers that considers different contexts affecting personality and identity development. Three main contexts are considered: cultural, family and life-span development. Of central importance to developmental psychologists, this collection will also be valuable to social workers, teachers, nurses and all those whose work involves young people.