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Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2326581
  • Book
  • February 2012
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of developmental psychology, from the pre-scientific era to the present day.
  • Covers the first research published in Germany, America, and France during the late 19th century
  • Examines the work and influence of key international scholars in the area
  • Incorporates the contributions of psychologists from diverse backgrounds
  • Pays attention to the historical research on development in adulthood and old age
  • Highlights the relationship between the growth of developmental psychology and renewed interest in child-rearing practices
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Preface vi

Acknowledgments ix

1 Establishing a Background for Developmental Psychology 1

2 Granville Stanley Hall and the Founding of Developmental Psychology 18

3 Additional Contributors and Contributions during the Child Study Era 34

4 Foundations for a Modern Science: The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial and Developmental Psychology after World War I 57

5 Mainstream Advances in Developmental Psychology from the 1920s to the 1940s 77

6 Representative Theories of Development 102

7 The Origins of Life-Span Developmental Psychology 124

8 Nature, Nurture, and the Concept of Intelligence 143

9 Applications of Developmental Psychology: Advice to Parents and Teachers 170

10 Critical Developments since World War II 195

Index 213

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Dennis Thompson Georgia State University, USA.

John D. Hogan St John's University, USA.

Philip M. Clark Ohio State University, USA.
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