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Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

  • ID: 2326581
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of developmental psychology, this volume examines the evolution of the field from the pre–scientific era to the present day. The chapters are organized chronologically and trace the development of international research from the first research published in Germany, America, and France during the late 19
th century through to the major advances that followed the Second World War.

The influential work of important international figures is considered, with a focus on the important growth that has taken place in the field in recent decades. Particular attention is paid to research on development in adulthood and old age and the relationship between the growth of developmental psychology and child rearing practice.

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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
John D. Hogan
Philip M. Clark
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